Borussia Dortmund vs Werder BremenGerman Bundesliga, KO: 19:30 Oct 20, 2023, Signal Iduna Park
Borussia Dortmund welcome Werder Bremen to the Signal Iduna Park for a Friday night Bundesliga clash. Dortmund have looked solid so far and will be confident of seeing off Werder Bremen, who have struggled to find their best form so far.
It has been a solid enough start to the season for Borussia Dortmund, who are yet to taste defeat after seven Bundesliga matches. They are only two points off the pace and can go top at least temporarily with a win on Friday.
Borussia Dortmund are currently on a four match winning run in the Bundesliga and claimed a 4-2 victory over Union Berlin last time out. They had four different goalscorers with Niclas Fullkrug, Nico Schlotterbeck, Julian Brandt and Julian Ryerson all on target.
While things have been good for Borussia Dortmund this season, the one recurring problem seems to be an inability to keep things tight at the back. Edin Terzic’s men have kept just one clean sheet in their last six Bundesliga matches.
Werder Bremen have endured a difficult start to the season as they are currently in the bottom half of the table. They have picked up only two wins from seven matches so far and are Crystal two points above the relegation zone.
Ole Warner’s men suffered a 3-2 home defeat to Hoffenheim in their Bundesliga fixture prior to the international break. They twice came from behind to level matters thanks to Jens Stage’s 90th minute equaliser but still went on to concede the winner in added time.
Werder Bremen have been woeful on their travels this season having lost all three of their away matches so far. That poor run on the road actually stretches back to last season having picked up just two wins from their last 15 away matches in the Bundesliga.
How the bookies view it
The bookies have installed Borussia Dortmund as overwhelming favourites with a home win priced at 4/11 by Unibet. An unlikely victory for Werder Bremen is valued at 7/1 by Coral while a draw is set at odds of 4/1 by Paddy Power.
Head to head
Borussia Dortmund have a 48-44 advantage with 19 draws from 111 previous matches against Werder Bremen. Dortmund have also won four of the last five meetings, including a 2-0 victory back in February.
Players to watch
Niclas Fullkrug was in good form prior to the international break, scoring in two straight Bundesliga matches. The striker could be worth keeping an eye on to score anytime at 20/21 with bet365.
Werder Bremen will be looking to capitalise on Borussia Dortmund’s defensive problems and Marcin Ducksch will be the one to watch. The forward has two goals this season and is priced at 13/5 by bet365 to find the net on Friday.
Anything else catch the eye?
Two of the last three meetings between Borussia Dortmund and Werder Bremen have produced over 3.5 goals which is priced at 10/11 by William Hill. There have been first half goals for both teams in three of Dortmund’s last four Bundesliga matches and a repeat could be considered at 13/5 with BoyleSports.
This German Bundesliga match between Borussia Dortmund and Werder Bremen will be played on Oct 20, 2023 and kick off at 19:30. Check below for our tipsters best Borussia Dortmund vs Werder Bremen prediction. You may also visit our dedicated betting previews section for the most up to date previews.