Bundesliga: Stuttgart v Werder Bremen Preview and Team News
Stuttgart manager Jens Keller will be hoping that his team can ease their way clear of relegation trouble after their impressive 3-0 midweek Europa Cup victory at Getafe. A red card late in the game for Ciprian Marica failed to spoil a good night.
Werder Bremen won (0-2) at the Mercedes-Benz arena last season and the visitors will be hoping to make the long trip down south worthwhile. Coach Thomas Schaaf will ask his players to repeat the away performance at Borussia earlier in the season when they hammered Monchengladbach 4-1.
Claudio Pizzaro scored the opening goal in last year’s encounter and it’s worth noting that the striker has scored in Werder Bremen’s last two Bundesliga matches, albeit they have lost their last three games in varying competitions. Claudio is available at odds of 6/1 to repeat his feat of finding the net first this time around with online bookies 888sport.
Goals should on the cards as twenty shots/headers have hit the back of the net in the last five corresponding games, without a draw being played out. Bet365 are taking a chance by quoting odds of 5/4 about four or more goals being scored.
Punters looking to invest from a straight win perspective simply have to choose which way to go. Stuttgart are 8/5 with high street bookmakers Ladbrokes, whilst you can back Werder Bremen at 9/5 with William Hill. Given that draws have been conspicuous by their absence in this fixture of late, the coupled price of 4/11 could interest major players.