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Werder Bremen entertain Eintracht Frankfurt on Wednesday and the in-form hosts can boost their Bundesliga survival bid further with another important win.
Werder have managed two victories from their last three games, beating Freiburg 1-0 and then Schalke by the same scoreline on Saturday, both away from home.
Florian Kohfeldt’s side have also picked up a decent point against Borussia Monchengladbach to make it three games without defeat and they now appear to have the appetite for the fight at the bottom.
Werder showing survival spirit
They remain second bottom, but are now just two points behind Fortuna Dusseldorf, who occupy the relegation play-off place, with a game in hand.
With no fans present in the past fortnight, away teams have prospered with Werder’s two wins coming on the road, however, a home victory looks more likely here with Werder’s new-found resolve again expected to be on show against inconsistent Frankfurt.
Eintracht also claimed a much-needed 2-1 win at Wolfsburg on Saturday, but before that narrow success they endured a tough 5-2 defeat at champions-elect Bayern Munich and 3-1 home loss to Borussia Monchengladbach before an entertaining 3-3 draw at home to Freiburg.
Those high-scoring matches – Eintract’s four games since the break have produced 20 goals – points towards action at both ends but with Werder the more consistent go for them to beat a Frankfurt team that are difficult to pin down.
There’s no doubt both sides are looking in better shape now compared to the start of the resumption but Werder have looked solid enough at the back and more effective going forward.
Bittencourt Bremen’s main hope
Frankfurt should be able to score on Wednesday but they have looked weak at the back, conceding 22 times in their last seven matches, and for a correct-score bet the 2-1 home win makes the most appeal.
Eintracht have lost four away matches by that scoreline this season in the Bundesliga and three of those 2-1 defeats came against sides – Augsburg, Mainz and Paderborn – who, like Werder are currently below them in the table.
Midfielder Leonardo Bittencourt has twice been the hero for Werder, scoring the crucial goal in both of their recent 1-0 wins, so backing him to score again anytime may also appeal.