Werder Bremen vs Schalke predictions, preview and betting tips for the Bundesliga fixture on Friday 8th March 2019. The visitors are in really poor form going into this match and they are getting dragged into relegation trouble. See our free predictions and betting tips below.
Match date: Friday 8th March 2019
Kick-off time: 7.30pm GMT
Stadium: Weserstadion, Bremen
The Friday night Bundesliga fixture sees Schalke travel to Werder Bremen in desperate need of a victory after losing four and drawing one of their last five Bundesliga fixtures. They are now just four points above the relegation play-off place and they’ll certainly be looking over their shoulder going into the final third of the season. They are still in the Champions League but lost the first leg 3-2 in a thriller against Manchester City and they are also still in the DFB Pokal, where they are due to meet Werder Bremen again.
Werder Bremen are sat in mid-table and away from the relegation places, and six points from the European spots, a good run could see them get into those places but they have drawn their last three matches 1-1. Looking further back into their form they are unbeaten in 10 matches now but a remarkable seven of those matches have been a draw. However, we’re backing a home win here because Schalke haven’t scored in their last three Bundesliga matches and have conceded seven in their last two.
There have not been any high scoring players in either of these teams so we need to delve into the anytime scorer odds to get our selection. Max Kruse got the vital goal for Werder Bremen in their 1-1 draw with Wolfsburg last time out and it could be worth sticking with him this week. He has only got five goals all season but that does make him the Werder Bremen joint top Bundesliga goalscorer this season.
From a Schalke view point, they have failed to score in their last three Bundesliga matches now so we’re sticking with a Werder Bremen player for our anytime scorer bet.
As mentioned above, Schalke are really struggling with their busy schedule and they’ll have one eye on the second leg of their Champions League clash with Manchester City next week. They’ve not been scoring goals in the Bundesliga lately and if Werder Bremen keep a clean sheet here, you have to think they will win. The hosts have scored in every single match they’ve played this season so it would be a real hard luck story if they didn’t here. The last of our Werder Bremen vs Schalke predictions is for Werder Bremen to win 2-0.
Werder Bremen to win – Evens with Coral.
Max Kruse to score anytime – 23/10 with Betway.