The 15th Bundesliga will take place this weekend. In the Weserstadion the match between SV Werder Bremen and the 1.FC Cologne will be played. The Hanseats are nine points behind the goat bumps, but they are still a favorite, because they have been able to increase significantly in recent weeks.
Through the last two days, the SV Werder Bremen was able to leave the relegation place and improve to position 14. On this day they can take the next step and even climb to 10th place. Their tendency is clearly in the middle of the league table, as the SV Werder has been able to steadily increase in the last three games and record a total of seven points. In addition to the 2-2 in Hamburg, there were also two wins against FC Ingolstadt (2: 1) as well as in Berlin (1: 0). The three in the capital was not only their first away game, but also the first game this season, where they could hold the zero. “We must not let go, have to optimize one or the other approach,” Nouri warned of arrogance. “But we have a lot in front of us. We actually wanted to play a more carefree season. With a victory on Saturday, we have the chance to improve our situation further. We are confident that we will be able to take three points against Cologne at home, “said Sportchef Baumann.
“But we have a lot in front of us. We actually wanted to play a more carefree season
The reasons for the ascending form are justified by many factors. On the defensive, Moisander and Sané were able to get used to the league gradually and newcomer Bauer also showed a strong game against Berlin. In the midfield, the return of Bargfrede has given the team a lot of stability and the qualities of Kruse and Pizarro are undisputed. If these cornerstones continue to remain healthy, the Bremer can still be trusted. Izet Hajrovic, Luca Caldirola and Santiago Garcia will be missing.
The 1.FC Cologne stands with 23 points on the 7th place and is in touch with the international starting places. Their backlog to the Hoffenheim fourth place is only three points, so one can speak of a strong first round. However, there have been a small downtrend on the last three games, as the Cologne side have been waiting three times since the 11th matchday. At home there were two points divisions against Augsburg (0: 0) and Dortmund (1: 1) as well as a harsh gossip in Hoffenheim (0: 4). Especially abroad, they have done a little more difficult, which also sign the results. The Cologne have lost three of their last four away games. Seven goals in seven away matches – also does not point to an outpouring. Coach Peter Stöger will be without Marcel Risse, Leonardo Bittencourt, Salih Özcan, Matthias Lehmann, Dominic Maroh and Timo Horn.