Werder Bremen vs. Borussia Monchengladbach 5/26/20 German Bundesliga Soccer Picks and Prediction
Borussia Monchengladbach (16-4-7) at Werder Bremen (5-6-15)
Bundesliga Soccer: Tuesday May 26, 2020 at 2:30 PM (Weserstadion)
The Line: Werder Bremen +305 / Draw +285 / Borussia Monchengladbach -125 -- O/U: 3 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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Werder Bremen and Borussia Monchengladbach square off in German Bundesliga soccer action from Weserstadion on Tuesday afternoon.
Werder Bremen enter this match stuck in the relegation zone on 21 points with a record of 5 wins, 6 draws and 16 losses despite picking up a hard-fought three points in a 1-0 win over SC Freiburg last time out. In the match against Freiburg, Leonardo Bittencourt gave Bremen the lead just 19 minutes into the match and the lead would hold up to the half and for most of the second half. Despite going a man down in the 88th when Philipp Bargfrede picked up his second yellow resulting in a sending off, Werder held on for a key win and three points after Freiburg’s game-tying goal in the 89th minute was wiped out by a VAR review resulting in the play being offside in the lead up to the goal. Milot Rashica leads Werder Bremen in scoring with 7 goals along with a share of the team-high with 4 assists while Davy Klaassen has 4 goals and 4 assists of his own as well. Jiri Pavlenka is the top option in goal for Werder Bremen, conceding 2.2 goals per 90 minutes with just two clean sheets in 25 league appearances this season.
Borussia Monchengladbach on the other hand, sit in 4th in the Bundesliga standings after being leapfrogged by Bayer Leverkusen with a 3-1 loss to Bayer last time out. The loss dropped Boruissia Monchengladbach to a record of 16 wins, 4 draws and 7 losses. Bayer took the lead just seven minutes into the match, and that lead held into the second half where Marcus Thuram tied the game up at one goal apiece. Leverkusen restored the lead just six minutes later and added an insurance marker in the 81st, sealing the deal for the visitors and leaving Monchengladbach empty-handed. Alassane Plea leads Borussia with 9 goals and a share of the team-high with 8 assists while the aforementioned Thuram now has 8 goals to match his 8 assists this season. Yann Sommer is the #1 goalkeeper for Monchengladbach, conceding just 1.07 goals per 90 minutes with 5 clean sheets in 27 league appearances this season.
I’d like to give Bremen some credit after showing up in a big way against Freiburg, but I’m a bit sceptical that Werder can keep it going here. Monchengladbach stumbled against Leverkusen, but Borussia still has a solid chance to make the top 4 and clinch Champions League for next season, and their history against Werder would suggest a solid performance here as Monchengladbach is on an eight-game unbeaten run against Bremen with six of those results ending in wins. Even on the road this is a solid price for Monchengladbach against Bremen, so I’ll side with the away win on the moneyline here