FC Cologne vs Werder Bremen Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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FC Cologne vs Werder Bremen Match Prediction

By William Hall

The bottom two in the Bundesliga go head to head this weekend with Cologne welcoming Werder Bremen to the Rhein Energie Stadion. Cologne have had a shocking start to the season picking up a single point from their opening eight matches. Last time out they were beat 2-1 away from Stuttgart in a game they showed a lot of fight but were unable to take anything from the game. Werder Bremen also come into this one off the back of a defeat losing 2-0 at home to Borussia M'gladbach. With both teams in the relegation zone as it stands, it could prove to be a six-pointer come the end of the season. Read on for a full match preview complete with all our best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Betting Tips and Predictions

With both of these sides struggling to score goals and in abysmal form, I can't see this one being a high scoring affair. Five of the last six games between these two sides have been under 2.5 goals, and for me, this is going to be the same again this weekend. Cologne have got to play away in the Europa League on Thursday night which could have an impact on how they will play this weekend. More games for Cologne at this stage is not what they want as a win is needed to get their season up and running. Werder Bremen would have been able to prepare for this game all week which could help them, especially when it comes to the last 30 minutes of the game when they have fresher legs and can really punish their opponents. I actually fancy an away win this weekend which is the worst possible thing tat could happen to the home side. Here are my favourites betting tips and predictions for the game.

Werder Bremen to win - 2/1

Werder Bremen double chance - 4/7

Werder Bremen saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played

AVG Goals

1.3

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

FC Cologne Form Guide

FC Cologne Team Logo

FC Cologne

Won

5

Draw

2

Lost

3
W H

16-12-2017

1. Bundesliga

Wolfsburg Team Logo Wolfsburg

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

19-12-2017

DFB Pokal

Schalke 04 Team Logo Schalke 04

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

06-01-2018

Club Friendlies

Hertha Berlin Team Logo Hertha Berlin

FT 4 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

06-01-2018

Club Friendlies

Arminia Bielefeld Team Logo Arminia Bielefeld

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

14-01-2018

1. Bundesliga

Borussia Moenchengladbach Team Logo Borussia Moenchengladbach

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

20-01-2018

1. Bundesliga

Hamburger SV Team Logo Hamburger SV

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

D H

27-01-2018

1. Bundesliga

Augsburg Team Logo Augsburg

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

02-02-2018

1. Bundesliga

Borussia Dortmund Team Logo Borussia Dortmund

FT 2 - 3

(HT 0 - 1)

L A

10-02-2018

1. Bundesliga

Eintracht Frankfurt Team Logo Eintracht Frankfurt

FT 4 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

D H

17-02-2018

1. Bundesliga

Hannover 96 Team Logo Hannover 96

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

Werder Bremen Form Guide

Werder Bremen Team Logo

Werder Bremen

Won

5

Draw

2

Lost

3
W H

20-12-2017

DFB Pokal

Freiburg Team Logo Freiburg

FT 3 - 2

(HT 2 - 1)

W H

07-01-2018

Club Friendlies

FC Twente Team Logo FC Twente

FT 4 - 0

(HT 3 - 0)

D H

13-01-2018

1. Bundesliga

Hoffenheim Team Logo Hoffenheim

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

L A

21-01-2018

1. Bundesliga

Bayern Munich Team Logo Bayern Munich

FT 4 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

D H

27-01-2018

1. Bundesliga

Hertha Berlin Team Logo Hertha Berlin

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

03-02-2018

1. Bundesliga

Schalke 04 Team Logo Schalke 04

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

06-02-2018

DFB Pokal

Bayer Leverkusen Team Logo Bayer Leverkusen

FT 4 - 2

(HT 1 - 2)

W H

11-02-2018

1. Bundesliga

Wolfsburg Team Logo Wolfsburg

FT 3 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

L A

17-02-2018

1. Bundesliga

Freiburg Team Logo Freiburg

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

24-02-2018

1. Bundesliga

Hamburger SV Team Logo Hamburger SV

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

FC Cologne Preview

Cologne have been nothing short of awful this season, losing seven and drawing one of their first eight games. This has left them rock bottom of the Bundesliga with just one point to show for their efforts. In the last couple of weeks, things have been looking better, but they have still been unable to put the points on the board they so desperately need. They ran out 2-1 losers to RB Leipzig a couple of weeks ago and the same scoreline last weekend away to Stuttgart. This shows they are starting to score goals, but are still struggling to keep them out the other end which has been hurting them up to now. Having scored just three goals and conceded 17 so far this season, you can see why they are struggling.

FC Cologne Team News

Cologne will be without five players this weekend with Marcel Risse (meniscus injury), Marius Laux (unknown), Jhon Cordoba (thigh injury), Jonas Hector (ankle injury) and Nikolas Nartey (meniscus injury) all sidelined.

Werder Bremen Preview

Although Werder Bremen are second from bottom, they come into this game off the back of their first defeat in five games after drawing four of their last five. That has been there only four points of the season up to now, making this fixture huge for them. If they win this, they can firstly just out the bottom two, but more importantly, take the gap between them and Cologne to a huge six points which would be massive for this Werder Bremen firstly for their league position but also for their confidence at this crucial stage of the season. It's been the same problem for Werder Bremen who have even been able to score just three goals this season with none of them coming from the strikers in the squad meaning confidence will not be high as it stands.

Werder Bremen Team News

Werder Bremen have four players who look as if they will miss the trip to Cologne with Theodor Gebre Selassie (toe injury), Eric Oelschlagel (elbow injury), Justin Eilers (ACL) and Max Kruse (collarbone injury) all out. Jerome Hondorf is back in training after recovering from his shoulder injury and could make a return this weekend.

FC Cologne Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.2

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Werder Bremen Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.8

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

FC Cologne vs Werder Bremen Sidelined Players

FC Cologne
14 Jonas Hector Injured
38 Nikolas Nartey Injured
7 Marcel Risse Injured
Werder Bremen

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Timo Horn 190 92
16 LB Pawel Olkowski 184 75
5 CD Dominic Maroh 186 83
34 RB Konstantin Rausch 182 76
3 CD Dominique Heintz 190 85
8 CM Milos Jojic 177 73
11 LM Simon Zoller 179 70
20 CM Salih Oezcan 180 74
21 RM Leonardo Bittencourt 171 60
19 CF Sehrou Guirassy 187 82
13 CF Yuya Osako 182 70
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Jiri Pavlenka 196 81
23 LB Theodor Gebre Selassie 181 72
26 CD Ludovic Lamine Sane 192 77
5 RB Ludwig Augustinsson 181 74
18 CD Niklas Moisander 182 74
6 CDM Thomas Delaney 182 71
35 CDM Maximilian Eggestein 181 75
22 CM Fin Bartels 175 65
16 CM Zlatko Junuzovic 172 69
7 CM Florian Kainz 174 67
29 CF Ishak Belfodil 192 86