Werder Bremen hosts RB Leipzig in the German DFB Pokal semifinals. The match will be played on Friday, April 30th at Weserstadion (Bremen).
On the way to the semifinals, Werder Bremen knocked out four clubs from the tournament, namely, Karl Zeiss (2-0), Hannover (3-0), Greuther Furth (2-0), and Regensburg (1-0). Florian Kohfeldt's team has been in decline in recent weeks. The Green-and-Whites won only one out of eight matches. They beat Regensburg in the cup quarterfinals, and don't forget that this team plays in the 2nd division. The other seven championship games were lost. A protracted series of failures put Werder Bremen on the brink of relegation from the elite. The Green-and-Whites are only one point ahead of FC Koln, and there are only three rounds left. Last Saturday, Werder Bremen lost to Union Berlin (1-3). Joel Pohjanpalo scored a hat-trick for the hosts, and the visitors responded with the only accurate shot from Theodor Gebre Selassie.
In the previous cup stages, RB Leipzig overcame the resistance of Nurnberg (3-0), Augsburg (3-0), Bochum (4-0) and Wolfsburg (2-0). Julian Nagelsmann's club is in second place in the Bundesliga standings (64 points) and has practically no motivation in the championship. The Red Bulls have almost guaranteed themselves a place in the Champions League, as the fifth Borussia Dortmund is unlikely to win back a 9-point gap. At the same time, Bayern Munich is ahead of the Bulls by seven points. In this situation, Leipzig's main goal at the end of the season will be to win the Cup. The Bulls have never won this trophy, and they reached the final only once. It happened in the 2018/19 season, and they lost to Bayern (0-3). On Sunday, Leipzig gained its first victory in three matches, beating Stuttgart at home (2-0). The hosts scored both goals in the 2nd half. Amadou Haidara opened the scoring, and later Emil Forsberg doubled the lead from the penalty spot.
The outcome of the upcoming match is almost beyond doubt. The crisis-ridden Werder Bremen is unlikely to withstand the Bulls, who are motivated to win the first trophy in the club's history. The Green-and-Whites will have to fight for survival in the last rounds of the Bundesliga, and the fight for the Cup is not a priority for them now. RB Leipzig is capable of winning this match with a comfortable difference of two or more goals. This result was recorded in the last four head-to-head meetings. Beyond that, Werder Bremer lost with such a handicap in three out of four previous matches in the Bundesliga.
Bet Type: Total Goals
Selection: Over 2.5
Best Odds: 1.72 at
Stake: 2% bankroll (40 Units)
Date/Time: 30-Apr-2021 20:30 CET
Event Result: 0:0(0:0)
Profit: -40.00 Units