2019-20 Bundesliga – Werder Bremen vs Mainz Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When does Werder Bremen vs Mainz kick off? Tuesday 17th December, 2019 – 17:30 (UK)

Where is Werder Bremen vs Mainz being played? wohninvest WESERSTADION

What TV channel is Werder Bremen vs Mainz on in the UK? BT Sport have the rights to German Bundesliga matches in the UK, so it is worth checking their schedule

Where can I stream Werder Bremen vs Mainz in the UK? If televised, subscribers can stream the match live on the BT Sport website & app

Where can I get tickets for Werder Bremen vs Mainz?

Werder Bremen – https://www.werder.de/tickets/heimspiele/

Mainz – https://www.eventimsports.de/ols/mainz05/

What was the score in the last meeting between Werder Bremen & Mainz? Werder Bremen 3-1 Mainz

THE TEAM NEWS

WERDER BREMEN

  • Having taken the lead at Bayern Munich on Saturday, Werder Bremen conceded two goals on the stroke of half-time and another four in the second half as they went down to their fourth defeat in five games.
  • Gebre Selassie has been ruled out after suffering a thigh injury at Bayern so coach Kohfeldt is set to revert to a back four with Lang at right-back.
  • Bargfrede and Langkamp are likely to miss out again but Moisander has been declared fit, and Bartels made his first appearance of the season with a late cameo at Bayern.

Predicted line-up (4-3-3): Pavlenka; Lang, Veljkovic, Moisander, Augustinsson; M. Eggestein, Sahin, Klaassen; Bittencourt, Osako, Rashica

Unavailable: Mohwald (Injured), Fullkrug (Injured), Sargent (Injured), Toprak (Injured), Gebre Selassie (Injured)

Doubtful: Langkamp (Injured), Bargfrede (Injured)

MAINZ

  • Mainz 05 were soundly beaten 4-0 at home by Borussia Dortmund on Saturday and they have lost six of their eight away league games this season.
  • One of the few positives from Saturday was the return of last season's top scorer Mateta from injury, but he is unlikely to go back into the starting line-up just yet.
  • Hack is set to replace the suspended St. Juste in the centre of defence with Bell still sidelined, while Onisiwo is a doubt after missing Saturday's game.

Predicted line-up (3-4-1-2): Zentner; Fernandes, Hack, Niakhate; Oztunali, Malong, Baku, Aaron Martin; Boetius; Quaison, Szalai

Unavailable: Bell (Injured), Ji Dong-Wong (Injured), Latza (Injured), St. Juste (Suspended)

Doubtful: Mwene (Injured), Onisiwo (Injured)

THE PREDICTION

These two sides are sitting just outside the relegation zone and will be desperate for the three points following heavy defeats at the weekend. It is also a meeting between the two worst defences in the league, with both missing key players at the back, so a high-scoring contest looks likely.

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