Werder Bremen vs Eintracht FrankfurtGerman Bundesliga, KO: 19:30 Jun 3, 2020, Wohninvest-Weser-Stadion
WERDER Bremen have boosted their chances of beating the Bundesliga drop and they will be targeting what would be another priceless three points when they face Eintracht Frankfurt on Wednesday evening.
Florian Kohfeldt's side squeezed out a 1-0 win away at Schalke on Saturday and in doing so Bremen are now only two points off Fortuna Dusseldorf who occupy the relegation playoff spot.
Werder Bremen, after being on the wrong end of a 4-1 thumping from Bayer Leverkusen when the Bundesliga came out of cold storage, looked to be in danger of dropping out of the German top-tier after a near four decade stay in the Bundesliga.
However, victories against both Freiburg and Schalke either side of a 0-0 draw with Borussia Monchengladbach have breathed life into the River Islanders fight against relegation.
The hosts will be aiming to continue their upturn in form against an Eintracht Frankfurt team who themselves will be looking over their shoulder in what is becoming an increasingly congested relegation scrap in German top-flight.
Adi Hutter's troops were a team in a free-fall going into the last round of fixtures, however, a shock 2-1 win away at Wolfsburg on Saturday has eased the Eagles relegation worries.
Frankfurt can further fuel their survival hopes on Wednesday night with another three points on the road and an away win is available at a best 6/4 with Bet Victor.
The Betting Angles
This looks like an incredibly tough fixture to call given that this will see the division's poorest home record come up against the poorest away record and therefore I'm going to steer clear of the more traditional markets and instead opt for a couple of alternative angles.
I'm going to start off by delving into the card markets and a bet that I like the look of here is the 5/4 that is available with William Hill for both teams to collect 20+ booking points in this crunch relegation clash.
The River Islanders have racked up a number bookings since the Bundesliga resumed – collecting nine yellow cards and one red in their last four games – and I fancy the hosts to pick up at least a couple of cards when trying to tame attack-minded Frankfurt.
What's more, Frankfurt have found themselves in trouble with referees at an alarming rate as of late having amassed a whopping 15 yellows and one red card across their last four matches.
With that in mind, coupled with what's at stake here, I like the look of backing both teams to collect 20 or more booking points in what could be a closely-fought and competitive contest.
Eintracht Frankfurt, despite their tumble down the table, have been playing with fluency and without fear and they have scored at least two goals in each of their last three Bundesliga assignments – including eye-catching braces away at both Bayern Munich and Wolfsburg.
Indeed, Bremen have tightened up at the back by recording three clean sheets on the spin, however, Frankfurt have impressed in forward areas in recent weeks and Hutter's team could have the tools to trouble Bremen's backline.
There is little value in backing Frankfurt to get on the scoresheet at a general 2/9, however, we can boost those odds up to a much more enticing Even-Money with Paddy Power by adding five or more Frankfurt corners.
The Eagles are averaging 6.3 corners per game this term and they will be coming against a Werder Bremen outfit who are conceding 5.4 corners on average.
Both Frankfurt full-backs play a key role in the Hutter's preferred system by providing width, which in turn could result in the Eagles racking up a few corners when trying to breakthrough the River Islanders rearguard – and that line of thought adds to the appeal of siding with the above-mentioned combination.
This German Bundesliga match between Werder Bremen and Eintracht Frankfurt will be played on Jun 3, 2020 and kick off at 19:30. Check below for our tipsters best Werder Bremen vs Eintracht Frankfurt prediction.