An interesting game featuring two teams still in fierce battles will take place on Sunday June 7, 2020 when Werder Bremen hosts Wolfsburg. Bremen are fighting for their Bundesliga lives and Wolfsburg is looking to stay in the final Europa League position. This game will air live on FS1 at 7:30 a.m. EST.
Werder Bremen enter matchday 30 in 17th place and occupying one of the two automatic relegation spots. Bremen still have some life, though, as they are just two points behind 16th place Dusseldorf and three points behind 15th place Mainz. Getting to the 16th spot would put Bremen in the relegation playoff, while the 15th position would see them earn another year in the Bundesliga. Bremen have been in the Bundesliga every year since the 1981-82 season.
Wolfsburg enter the weened in sixth place, occupying that final Europa League spot, but are tied with seventh place Hoffenheim on 42 points. VFL Wolfsburg have a big goal differential advantage, so all they have to do is finish equal on points with Hoffenheim to get the Europa League spot. It would be the second consecutive season Wolfsburg earn a Europa League berth.
Below is my pick for the Bundesliga action between Werder Bremen and Wolfsburg. All odds are from Draftkings Sportsbook.
Werder Bremen (+240) vs Wolfsburg (+115) Draw (+250)
Werder Bremen hosted fellow relegation candidate Eintracht Frankfurt and suffered a disappointing 3-0 loss. Andre Siva, who has been red hot since the restart, opened the scoring on a header in the 61st minute and that was all Eintracht Frankfurt needed to get a huge three points. The loss snapped Werder Bremen’s three match unbeaten run and this one hurts even more as they could have seen themselves move out of the relegation zone. Werder Bremen are the worst home club in Germany thanks to a 13-10 record and just six points.
Wolfsburg faced the aforementioned Eintracht Frankfurt squad last weekend and came away with a disappointing 2-1 home loss. Frankfurt sandwiched a Wolfsburg second half goal with a goal in the 27th minute and 89th minute to come away with the big three points. It was a disappointing result for a Wolfsburg squad trying to hold off several teams for the final European spot. Wolfsburg have alternated wins and losses since the restart four games back. The sixth best road club In Germany, Wolfsburg have a 7-3-4 road record and 24 points.
Series History: Since 2006, these two blubs have met 30 times and it is Werder Bremen who holds a slight 13-7-10 advantage.
Game Prediction: Give me Wolfsburg +115 to get three points on the road.
2020 Results: 42-35