Champions League: Werder Bremen v FC Twente Preview and Team News

Werder Bremen meet FC Twente on Matchday 4 knowing that anything but victory could put an end to the Champions League ambitions for both teams. Online bookmakers are offering free bets to new customers and money back specials for the Group A Champions League match between Werder Bremen and FC Twente at the Weserstadion in Bremen at 7.45pm on Tuesday. If Tottenham win their home game with Inter in the other group match, a draw or defeat would leave a mountain to climb with games against champions Inter Milan and Premier League high flyers Tottenham to come. Bookmakers are siding with the home side for this game; despite having lost twice in the Weserstadion already this term Victor Chandler is offering the best odds of 8/11 for the home win. Bremen have struggled to fire this season, leaking goals on a regular basis and Saturday’s home defeat against Nurnberg has left them in the eleventh place in the Bundesliga while they are seeking a first group win on Tuesday. They will take heart from the draw in the reverse fixture with Twente when Marko Arnautovic responded to Theo Janssen’s 75th minute opener with the equaliser on 80 minutes against his former club. The Austrian international has scored three times for his country this term and has a couple more goals to his credit for Bremen, he will be available at odds around the 11/4 mark on the Betfair exchange to score at anytime on Tuesday. Goalkeeper Tim Wiese is a doubt after missing training on Monday while defenders Petri Pasanen and Clemes Fritz have been ruled out with injury. Visitors Twente have managed draws at home to Bremen and Inter but suffered travel sickness when trounced 4-1 by Tottenham on their trip to London. They have had no such problem in the Netherlands where they lead Eredivisie with an unbeaten record in twelve games and beat title rivals PSV 1-0 in Eindhoven at the weekend. Coach Michel Preud’homme has admitted defeat will finish his team in Europe and is hopeful of getting a win in a group where anything is possible, Boylesports bet 9/2 that the Eredivisie champions will win. Preud’homme has just one injury concern following the game but is expected to risk goalkeeper Nikolay Mihaylov who came off against PSV with a hamstring problem.

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