Borussia Mönchengladbach – Werder Bremen
The 25th matchday of the Bundesliga is coming up next weekend. The opening match will be played by Borussia Mönchengladbach and Werder Bremen, who are both placed directly behind each other in the table. The match at Borussia-Park kicks off at 8:30 pm and both teams are looking to score again this week after a drop in form. Find out which team will succeed in doing so in our Gladbach vs Bremen tip.
Gladbach are currently struggling in mid-table and no longer have a realistic chance of securing one of the international places. With 30 points from 24 games, the Foals occupy tenth place in the table. In the previous week, VfL lost 0:3 to RB Leipzig despite a solid performance.
Werder Bremen are eleventh in the table and have suffered four defeats in their last five league games. This was also the case last Sunday, when the Bremen side lost their home match against Leverkusen with 2:3. Nevertheless, with 30 points from 24 games, the North Germans have all but secured their place in the league.
Gladbach – Bremen info:
– Date & Time: 17.03.2023, 20:30 hrs.
– Venue: Borussia-Park, Mönchengladbach
– Competition: Bundesliga, Matchday 25
– TV broadcast: DAZN
Gladbach Form & Balance Check
The start under new coach Daniel Farke has been promising for Borussia Mönchengladbach. With only one defeat in the first seven games, the Foals were quickly on course for Europe. However, as the first half of the season progressed, a certain inertia spread through the team, resulting in Gladbach winning only two of their last eight matches. This happened despite the lack of a European double-header this season.
But things are not going well for Gladbach in the second half of the season either. Two wins, two draws and three defeats were recorded by VfL in the first seven second-round matches. In the previous week, Borussia lost 3-0 in Leipzig, where despite many chances, Gladbach was not rewarded and went home empty-handed. The Foals thus remain in tenth place in the table.
Missing goal threat
Gladbach created many very good chances against Leipzig in the previous week. In the end, the Foals had seven shots on Leipzig’s goal and two created big chances. But despite an xG value of 1.60, the Foals simply did not manage to put the ball in the Saxons’ goal.
This lack of danger has been a feature of Gladbach’s performance in recent weeks. In the last three Bundesliga games, Borussia always remained goalless. Typical for the situation is top goal scorer Marcus Thuram. The Frenchman has already scored eleven goals for the team from the Lower Rhine this Bundesliga season. However, Thuram only scored in the 3:2 win against FC Bayern in 2023.
Gladbach facts & analysis
– Tenth place in the Bundesliga with 30 points.
– Only three defeats at home in the league
– Only two wins in 2023
Bremen Form & Balance Check
Werder Bremen are back in the top flight after a year in the 2. Bundesliga and present themselves with refreshing and attacking football. Currently, the team from the Weser lies in eleventh place in the table. Since the end of the first half of the season, however, the form curve has shown a slight downward trend.
In the second half of the season, Werder have only won three matches and lost four more. Coach Ole Werner’s team is currently treading water. Last weekend, Bremen lost 3-2 at home to Bayer Leverkusen and have now conceded four defeats in their last five matches.
Dynamic attacking duo
The two goalscorers for Werder Bremen against Leverkusen were once again Marvin Duksch and Niclas Füllkrug. The two players, who describe themselves as “ugly birds”, have seamlessly transferred their strong performance from the previous second division season to the Bundesliga.
Duksch has scored six goals and made six assists in the league so far, continuing his form from the 2nd Bundesliga. Füllkrug has even improved significantly and is currently playing the best season of his life. The 30-year-old not only leads the Bundesliga scoring charts with 15 goals so far, but also made his debut for the German national team at the World Cup in Qatar.
Bremen facts & analysis
– Currently eleventh in the Bundesliga table.
– Only three draws this season
– Same number of points as in the 2020/2021 relegation season at the same time
Predicted line-up – last update on 16 March 2023
Daniel Farke might be able to call on regular goalkeeper Omlin again on Friday. Otherwise, Tobias Sippel will once again be between the posts for Borussia. Ramy Bensebaini is still suspended for this match after his freak-out against Freiburg. We expect captain Stindl to be back behind the front line. Julian Weigl is still missing due to injury.
Against Leverkusen, SVW were recently missing various players due to illness. These will probably be available again to coach Ole Werner against Gladbach. However, it remains to be seen who will make the starting eleven again.
Gladbach – Bremen direct comparison & Statistics
Gladbach have won 45 of their 111 duels with Werder so far. Bremen, on the other hand, have only won 41 encounters with Borussia. The SVW also won the first leg 5:1, but Gladbach had previously remained unbeaten in eleven competitive games against Bremen.
– Last Bremen away win in the Bundesliga at Gladbach on 23.10.2010
– Bremen won only 6 of the last 29 duels with Gladbach
– Did you know Gladbach score 26% of their goals between the 76-90 minute?
– When Bremen lead 1-0 in away games, they win 80% of the games