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Bayer Leverkusen vs Werder Bremen 01/09/2021 Analysis, Soccer Spread and Forecast

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Bayer Leverkusen vs Werder Bremen 01-09-2021 Analysis Soccer Spread and Forecast

Bayer Leverkusen vs Werder Bremen 01/09/2021 – Bayer Leverkusen and Werder Bremen square off in a German Bundesliga showdown on Saturday, January 9, at the BayArena. Bremen looks to inflict Leverkusen’s second loss in the 2020-21 season while it aims to move up the team classification. On the other hand, Leverkusen seeks to bounce back from their loss against Bayern Munich that halted their 12-game unbeaten run. Werder Bremen wants to exact revenge for the 1-4 beatdown it suffered from Leverkusen in May 2020. Soccer picks and parlays side with Leverkusen in this clash as it has the manpower edge against Werder Bremen.

Bayer Leverkusen vs Werder Bremen 01/09/2021

When: Saturday, January 9, 9:30 AM ET
Where: BayArena, Bismarckstrasse 122-124, 51373 Leverkusen, Germany
TV: ESPN+
Stream: SofaScore

Bayer Leverkusen

Bayer Leverkusen‘s 12-game unbeaten run was stopped on December 20, falling short to Bayern Munich, 1-2. The result relegated them from first place to second in the team classification. Leverkusen actually had more time with the ball against Bayern but the guests had more attempts on goal. They actually held the lead for 43 minutes until Bayern Munich talisman Robert Lewandowski equalized late in the first half and added another in second-half injury time to seal Leverkusen’s fate. Leverkusen boasts of a balanced offense with the triumvirate of Lucas Alario, Leon Bailey, and Patrik Schick leading the charge. Team manager Peter Bosz will again depend on Lukas Hradecky between the pipes as he has allowed just 12 goals and registered 22 saves in 13 starts.

Players to Watch: Lucas Alario (8 goals); Leon Bailey (4 goals, 4 assists); Patrik Schick (4 goals, 1 assist); Moussa Diaby (2 goals, 3 assists); Florian Wirtz (2 goals, 4 assists).

Werder Bremen

With just 13 points on their account in 13 outings, Bremen looks to climb further the 2020-21 season standings. Their 1-0 win against Mainz could be the breakthrough they need to barge into the mid-table. Bremen dominated possession as they had the ball for 57% of the 90-minute encounter. They also had more shots on goal (7-1) against Mainz and one of them led to a last-ditch goal from Eren Sami Dinkci. The victory broke Bremen’s four-game losing skid and in the process moved them in 13th place ahead of Hertha Berlin and Cologne.

An upset victory against Leverkusen, coupled with the losses of Hoffenheim and Augsburg, could move Bremen up to 11th. Leonardo Bittencourt spearheads the Werder Bremen offense with Maximilian Eggestein and Joshua Sargent backing him up. Jiri Pavlenka will have his hands full between the pipes as he hopes to keep Leverkusen’s attacks checked. Pavlenka has played great as a goalkeeper, saving 41 shots on goal and notched two clean sheets this season.

Players to Watch: Niclas Fullkrug (4 goals); Leonardo Bittencourt (3 goals); Maximilian Eggestein (2 goals, 1 assist); Kevin Moenwald (2 goals); David Selke (2 goals).

Bayer Leverkusen vs Werder Bremen Betting Numbers

Odds

Bayer Leverkusen vs Werder Bremen 01/09/2021

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML

Bayer Leverkusen

 -1 (-105) 3.5 o (+135) -278

Werder Bremen

+1 (+200) 3.5 u (-175) +480
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Summary: Online sportsbooks hand Bayer Leverkusen the big advantage over Werder Bremen due to their offensive firepower. However, Bremen boasts of its good defense with Jiri Pavlenka manning the goalkeeper slot. There is a possibility that a draw could take place if defense prevails in this showdown.

Moneyline: A bet for Bayer Leverkusen merits a moneyline of -278 while picking Werder Bremen renders a +478 ML. A draw is not too shabby either as +360 moneyline awaits those who bet for a truce.

Prediction: Bayer Leverkusen will pull off a victory over Werder Bremen, 3-1, and keep their distance from Bayern Munich at the top spot.