Werder Bremen vs FC Ingolstadt 04 Prediction and Preview – 19/09/15
Bundesliga preview – Werder Bremen vs FC Ingolstadt 04 prediction
Werder Bremen will start with Felix Kroos as Philipp Bargfrede is still struggling in his race to get fit following injury. Bremen will hope to hope Zlatko Junuzovic can recover in time from his bug to take his place behind the front two to link the midfield and attack. In attack the forward pairing of Anthony Ujah and Aron Johannsson will continue with support of Claudio Pizarro off the bench.
Ingolstadt will have no real concerns over any of his squad with just Almog Cohen missing. The main selection worries for Ralph Hasenhuttl will be tactical decisions as the side travel to Werder Bremen coming off a late win against Hoffenheim. Lukas Hinterseer is likely to retain his place up front and new signing Elias Kachunga will make an appearance off the bench.
Werder Bremen: 4-3-1-2 formation: Wiedwald; Selassie, Lukimya, Vestergaard, Garcia; Fritz, Kroos, Garcia; Junuzovic; Johannsson, Ujah
Ingolstadt: 4-3-3 formation: Ozcan; Levels, Matip, Hubner, Suttner; Groß, Roger, Morales; Hartmann, Hinterseer, Leckie;
Last 10 matches:
- Werder Bremen have won 7, drawn 2 and lost 1
- Ingolstadt have won 6, drawn 1 and lost 3
- Over the course of their previous 10 matches:
- Werder Bremen have scored an average of 2.3 goals and conceded an average of 0.9 goals per game
- Ingolstadt have scored an average of 1 goal and conceded an average of 0.9 goals per game
- There have been over 2.5 goals scored in:
- 7 of Werder Bremen’s previous 10 matches
- 4 of Ingolstadt’s previous 10 matches
Werder Bremen are coming off a last minute win against Hoffenheim as they continue to get their campaign off to a solid start, finding themselves 6th in the Bundesliga after 4 games. Back to Back wins should give the side confidence and with inform strikers in Ujah and Johannsson, the home side are certainly favourites in this tie.
Ingolstadt too have 7 points from their first four games but have struggled for consistency as they try to get used to playing in the top league. Their previous game was an impressive home display against a Wolfsburg side sweeping aside all before it, this game away at Bremen will be a sterner test.
We have went for this to be a tight game with 1 goal deciding the winner, possibly late if Werder’s last game is anything to go by but with seasoned performers and the fire power of Claudio Pizarro off the bench Ingolstadt may just lose out.
Goal after 73:59 at 5/6 – Click here to bet with Bet365
Werder Bremen to win by 1 goal at 11/4 – Click here to bet with Bet365
Claudio Pizarro to score anytime and Werder Bremen win 2-1 at 16/1 – Click here to bet with Bet365
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