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BVB VS Werder Match Preview

Break is finally over

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We play Werder at home this Saturday as BVB looks to grab an easy 3 points at home. After a break, where BVB players shined, it shouldn't be too hard to carry that momentum into this game. Unfortunately, Subotic and Gundogan are both hurt for the game, but everyone else is fit to play.

Werder finds themselves in the middle of a relegation battle, as they are only one point above the drop. However, there are plenty of other teams in the same position, as long as they win the relegation 6 pointers they have coming up they will probably stay up. It does suit them to try to lay as defensively as possible against us to try and edge out a point. However, defensive Werder is an oxymoron as they've given up 54 goals this season, tied for most in the league. To add to their misery, their best goal scorer Claudio Pizarro, may be hurt for the game on saturday as well.

Without Pizarro, Werder are going to be in big trouble this game. Their other main forward Anthony Ujah has 9 goals on the season so far and can be dangerous against us, as he scored the lone goal in our last matchup. Other then that Werder have a lack of talent at most posistions.

The two biggest threats in the midfield are Zlatko Junuzovic and Fin Bartels. While those may not be household names, they are both chance creating threats accounting for 14 of Werders 36 goals this season. Werders defence surprisingly doesn't rotate very often even though they give up a load of goals. Fullbacks Gebre Selassie and Garcia are almost always in the lineup and both are much more prone to be up in the final third then hanging back. Most of the time they have trouble getting back in break situations that cause many of Werders goals. With Werders lack of talent, this is BVBs game to lose.

As for BVB, we will probably lineup in our normal 4-2-3-1. We will probably see the team lineup normally with Hummels, Sokratis, Durm, Schmelzer, Weigl, Castro, Mkhitaryan, Sahin, Reus, and Aubameyang. Kagawa may feature ahead of Sahin or Castro after a very successful international break. Hopefully we will be able to break down Werder weak defence as we have done to every other team in the league. In our last outing against them we managed to net three past them away, so this should be a cakewalk at home. As we head down the final stretch of the season we just need to keep everyone fit before we face Liverpool this upcoming Thursday in Europa action.