Heidenheim vs. Werder Bremen 7/6/20 Bundesliga Soccer Picks and Prediction
Werder Bremen at Heidenheim
Bundesliga Soccer: Monday July 6, 2020 at 2:30 PM (Volth Arena)
The Line: Heidenheim +260 / Draw +235 / Werder Bremen -105 -- O/U: Click Here for the Latest Odds
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Heidenheim takes on Werder Bremen in the second leg of the Bundesliga relegation playoff from the Volth Arena on Monday afternoon.
It’s basically winner take all here, as Werder Bremen were not able to take advantage of home field in the first leg. The first leg finished scoreless with Werder Bremen having 67% possession with a 15-13 edge in terms of attempts at goal and having both of the game’s two shots on target by either team.
When it comes to Werder Bremen’s lineup, Milot Rashica and Yuya Osako lead Werder Bremen in scoring with 8 goals apiece with Rashica adding 5 assists. Davy Klaassen also has 7 goals with 5 assists this season. No spectators takes away a home field advantage for Heidenheim, but for what its worth, Klaassen and Rashica lead Werder Bremen with 6 goals apiece on the road this season with Klaassen adding 5 assists to lead Werder Bremen away from home in that department this season. Jiri Pavlenka leads Werder Bremen in goal, conceding 1.94 goals per 90 minutes with 4 clean sheets in 33 league appearances this season.
Heidenheim’s lineup wasn’t built to score, but they did to Werder Bremen exactly what they’ve done to the rest of the 2Bundesliga this season, and that’s stifle with their defense which conceded only 36 goals all year. Tim Kleindienst leads Heidenheim in scoring this year with 14 goals along with 4 assists while Robert Leipertz has 7 goals and Marc Schnatterer has a team-high 6 assists. Kleindienst has done his best work at home this season, with 13 goals at the Volth Arena this season. Kevin Muller leads Heidenheim’s back line as the #1 goalkeeper, conceding 1.06 goals per 90 minutes with 15 clean sheets in 33 league appearances this season.
The plus money with Heidenheim is tempting as they suffocated Werder Bremen and held them to a scoreless draw. The problem with that is that Heidenheim didn’t get the crucial away goal that would’ve put them in the driver’s seat in this match. Heidenheim’s only choice here is to win, but I don’t expect Werder Bremen to make it easy with so much at stake. I see there being a lot of tension from start to finish whether it’s Werder Bremen chasing Heidenheim for a draw or Heidenheim chasing to go ahead of Bremen. With that said, both teams to score is going to be my main bet for this match.