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Borussia Dortmund vs Werder Bremen: Predicted lineup, injury news, head-to-head, telecast

Published at :October 19, 2023 at 9:24 PM
Modified at :October 19, 2023 at 9:24 PM
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Dhruv Sharma


Borussia Dortmund vs Werder Bremen is the opening fixture of matchday 8

Borussia Dortmund will look to continue their impressive run of form when they host Werder Bremen in the Bundesliga. Dortmund are currently in fourth place in the table, just two points behind table-toppers Bayer Leverkusen, while Bremen are in 14th place, avoiding relegation half with just two points ahead of the teams in the relegation half.

Dortmund have won their last four Bundesliga matches, they are also unbeaten in their last seven matches in the German league. Werder Bremen, on the other hand, have lost their last five out of seven matches and have only managed to win two of their Bundesliga 2023-24 matches.

Kick-Off:

Friday, 20 October 2023 at 06:30 PM (GMT)

Saturday, 21 October 2023 at 12:00 AM (IST)

Location: Signal Iduna Park

Form

Borussia Dortmund (Bundesliga): D-W-W-W-W

Werder Bremen (Bundesliga): W-L-W-L-L

Players to watch out in Borussia Dortmund vs Werder Bremen

Niclas Fullkrug (Borussia Dortmund):

Füllkrug made the switch to Dortmund towards the end of the summer transfer window, having helped Bremen back into the Bundesliga in 2021 and helped them preserve their top-flight status with a joint league-leading 16 goals last term. He is coming from the October international break with goals in his previous two Bundesliga appearances and one in each of the International games against the North American sides- USA and Mexico.

Marvin Ducksch (Werder Bremen):

Marvin Ducksch is Werder's biggest goal threat in 2023-24, with two goals and three assists in seven Bundesliga matches. He has also scored once (in the DFB Cup) in eight first-team appearances for Dortmund in 2013-14. Ducksch is a key player for Werder Bremen, he has the ability to tear Dortmund's defence and score a goal in this tie against his former team.

Match facts for Borussia Dortmund vs Werder Bremen:

  • Dortmund are unbeaten in their previous 15 Bundesliga matches, winning seven of nine at home.
  • The Green-Whites scored three goals in the final six minutes to bring an end to Dortmund's unbeaten start to 2022-23, it was the first time in the league's history.
  • Bremen are yet to draw this season, both of their wins have come at home and they have lost all three away games.

Injury & team news for Borussia Dortmund vs Werder Bremen

Ramy Bensebaini is available after suspension for Borussia Dortmund. Thomas Meunier is nearing a return from a muscle injury, Marcel Sabitzer is set to make his return from his groin injury while Mateu Morey is also closing on a return from a knee injury. For Werder Breman, Felix Agu is nearing a return from ligament damage, while ex-Liverpool midfielder Naby Keita is struggling with a calf problem.

Head to Head

Total matches – 34

Borussia Dortmund wins – 21

Werder Bremen wins – 7

Draw – 6

Predicted lineup for Borussia Dortmund vs Werder Bremen:

Borussia Dortmund predicted lineup:

Kobel; Ryerson, Hummels, Schlotterbeck, Bensebaini; Nmecha, Can; Malen, Reus, Brandt; Fullkrug

Werder Bremen predicted lineup:

Zetterer; Veljkovic, Groß, Friedl; Weiser, Schmid, Lynen, Stage, Deman; Njinmah, Ducksch

Match prediction for Borussia Dortmund vs Werder Bremen:

Heading into October’s international break with an action-packed 4-2 victory against Union Berlin, Borussia Dortmund will look to make another statement here, with their sights set on finding a route back to the top of the Bundesliga table. Bremen won this equivalent fixture last season 3-2 despite Dortmund leading 2-0 until the final minute of normal time. This will be an exciting match for the home fans especially because of the depth in their squad and obviously the recent results of both the teams will be a light advantage for the home team.

Prediction: Borussia Dortmund 3-1 Werder Bremen

Telecast:

India – Sony Sports Network

UK – Sky Sports

US –  ESPN+

Nigeria – Sporty Group

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