Werder Bremen’s exciting fight against relegation from the Bundesliga continues on Wednesday evening when they host Eintracht Frankfurt.
As the Bundesliga returned from its brief hiatus in May, Werder Bremen were in 17th, four points behind Fortuna Dusseldorf in the relegation play-off spot and eight off safety altogether.
But thanks to a 1-0 win over Schalke at the weekend, Bremen can now leapfrog Fortuna and even draw level on points with 15th-placed Mainz if they beat Eintracht on Wednesday.
The Eagles are fighting a minor relegation battle of their own, looking to move further away from the bottom three after what has been a tough campaign for last season’s Europa League semi-finalists. A dramatic win at Wolfsburg at the weekend saw Eintracht move five points away from Dusseldorf but Adi Hutter’s side will want to extend that gap.
Where to watch Werder Bremen v Eintracht Frankfurt on TV:
- UK: BT Sport 1
- US: Fox Soccer 2
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Werder Bremen & Eintracht Frankfurt’s previous line-ups:
- Werder Bremen (vs Schalke): Pavlenka; Gebre Selassie, Langkamp, Moisander, Friedl; Eggestein, Vogt, Klaassen; Bittencourt*; Sargent, Rashica*.
- Eintracht Frankfurt (vs Wolfsburg): Trapp; Abraham, Hasebe, Hinteregger; Chandler, Kohr, Rode, Kostic; Andre Silva, Gacinovic, Kamada.
Both Leonardo Bittencourt and Milot Rashica are doubts for Bremen after coming off against Schalke with injuries.
Players to watch:
- Werder Bremen: If Bremen are to be without Bittencourt and Rashica, the responsibility in attack will fall on 20-year-old striker Josh Sargent. The American has led the line in Bremen’s past three games, replacing Davie Selke who had started against Bayer Leverkusen in the first match back. In those games, Sargent has shown glimpses of why the club have so much faith in him despite his young age, even though he is yet to add to his three goals for the season. Sargent has also had the opportunity this season to learn from Claudio Pizarro, the man he has consistently been tipped to replace and eventually replicate. Earlier in the season, Pizarro spoke of the wisdom he is trying to impart on Sargent, ensuring the young American doesn’t make the same mistakes. “I’m on my way out and he’s just getting started,” he said. “I try to help him out with my experience. I try to guide him so he can avoid the mistakes I made. That way, he doesn’t use up much time to develop in the best way he can.”
- Eintracht Frankfurt: Another player enjoying life in the Bundesliga recently has been Andre Silva. The Portuguese forward joined Eintracht on a two-year loan from AC Milan at the start of the season, a move that saw Ante Rebic move the other way. Silva started in blistering form, scoring three goals in his first four games but hit a slump following a brief injury setback from which he wouldn’t recover until recently. The 24-year-old has been integral to Eintracht in recent weeks, scoring three goals in their past four games including two in his last two – securing a draw against Freiburg and a win over Wolfsburg. Although his move is only temporary, Silva has hinted at a more permanent stay.
Scoreline prediction: Werder Bremen 1-1 Eintracht Frankfurt
Bundesliga 2019/20 recent form:
- Werder Bremen: WDWLD
- Eintracht Frankfurt: WDLLL