Preview: RB Leipzig vs. Werder Bremen – May 23rd, 2022

    Competition: Bundesliga

    Market: RB Leipzig win

    Chances: 4/11 @ 888sport

    Seeking to expand their Champions League position, RB Leipzig will face struggling Werder Bremen at the Red Bull Arena on Sunday afternoon.

    Starting with the hosts, while RB Leipzig may have resigned themselves to the fact that any chance of hitting the title is out of the question, Marco Rose’s side are enjoying what has been an extended purple spot. The Red Bulls last saw another eye-catching performance when they took a 1-0 away win at Freiburg and they are now firmly on pole position to forge another Champions League berth in 2023. former Borussia Dortmund boss has seen his team win six of their last seven home matches in all competitions – a streak that dates back to April 1st. With their sustained flurry highlighted by a 5-1 romp against Freiburg on 2 May, when they booked their place in this year’s DFP Pokal final, Leipzig is rightfully considered the standout choice here. It should also be noted that Rose’s side have scored 15 points in their last six Bundesliga matches on home soil.

    On the away side, while Werder Bremen could have picked up a much-needed 4-2 win away at Hertha on 22 April, it looks like it could only be a small boost for Ole Werner’s side. River Islanders last lost 2-1 at home against defending champions Bayern Munich. River Islanders have only won one in any of their last nine Bundesliga matches. Ending April with yet another flat performance as they were defeated 2-1 by Schalke, the former Holstein Kiel boss will have a growing headache over his team’s defensive problems. In fact, Werder Bremen have scored a couple of goals in each of their previous nine matches in a row. Knowing they’ll face another real test when they head to the Red Bull Arena on Sunday afternoon, Werner’s men should also be concerned about their lingering problems with Champions League chasers. Having failed to win in any of the last six meetings with Leipzig, we expect a home win here.

    Bet: RB Leipzig to beat Werder Bremen in Sunday’s Bundesliga match @ 888sport

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