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On Wednesday evening, in-form Werder Bremen continue their late-season surge for survival against fellow relegation candidates Eintracht Frankfurt at the Weser Stadium.
Die Werderaner had looked a spent force last month when they were dismantled 4-1 at home by Bayer Leverkusen in their first Bundesliga fixture back after the campaign’s postponement, however, a dramatic upswing in results since has reignited hopes that their top-flight status can still be retained.
Florian Kohfeldt’s charges took an impressive seven points from the last nine on offer directly after their Bayer hammering, with narrow 1-0 victories at Freiburg and Schalke bookending a useful draw at home to Champions League chasing Borussia Monchengladbach.
Eintracht Frankfurt also took advantage of the diminishing power of home advantage by claiming three precious points at Wolfsburg on Saturday, and having beaten Werder 2-0 earlier in the campaign, Die Adler will be confident that they can complete the league double over their hosts.
Read our German football expert’s Werder Bremen vs Eintracht Frankfurt predictions to read their betting tips for the game.
Werder Bremen vs Eintracht Frankfurt on TV and live stream
BT Sport holds the broadcast rights for the Bundesliga and Bundesliga 2 in the UK, and they plan to televise every single game for the rest of the German top flight season. Here’s where you can watch Wednesday’s game on TV:
TV – 19:30 – BT Sport 1
Live Stream – 19:30 – bet365
How can I watch the Bundesliga on bet365?
It’s quite simple really – all you need to do is sign up for a bet365 account (if you don’t already have one) and either have a funded account or to have placed a bet in the past 24 hours.
If you meet those criteria, you can live stream any of their scheduled events, including the Bundesliga. You can find which events are available for streaming by going to the In-Play tab, navigating to Schedule and then keeping an eye out for the Live at bet365 tag.
Werder Bremen team news and injuries
After a run of three games without defeat, Werder manager Florian Kohfeldt will likely keep faith with the personnel and formula for Bremen’s latest assignment against Eintracht Frankfurt.
Defender Milos Veljkovic, who is set to return following a one-match ban, could come back into the centre of defence with Sebastian Langkamp the likeliest player to make way however.
Leonardo Bittencourt, who scored both of Werder’s goals in their 1-0 wins at Freiburg and Schalke respectively, will be key once again, though his opposite flanksman Milot Rashica will need to shake off the knock that saw him withdrawn at the weekend to feature from the start on Wednedsay.
The Kosovan winger has notched twice in as many games against Frankfurt, though he is currently without a goal in 13 appearances overall.
Füllkrug (torn ACL), Möhwald (knee), Pizarro (thigh) and Toprak (calf) all remain medium to long term injury concerns for Werder Bremen.
Eintracht Frankfurt team news and injuries
Frankfurt midfielder Lucas Torro is suspended following his red card in their added time win over Wolfsburg, while attacker Goncalo Paciencia also remains a major injury doubt.
With Paciencia likely absent, his compatriot Andre Silva should reprise his role up front. Fresh from two goals in two starts for Die Adler, Silva should be armed with sufficient self-belief to make him a threat again.
Timothy Chandler should make the XI again after he started the team’s 2-1 win at Wolfsburg, though Filip Kostic on the opposite flank, who has four goals and nine assists already this term, remains the visitor’s biggest danger man.
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