Werder Bremen will host Hansa Rostock in the 2nd Bundesliga on Saturday and hope to get back on their feet after two games without a win.

The day before, Markus Anfang’s team was held in a goalless draw against Karlsruhe. Although Werder Bremen played against 10 men for more than 30 minutes, he could not find the net deficit.

Hansa Rostock, on the other hand, lost their second home game in a row after a defeat against Dynamo Dresden.

However, Jens Hartel’s team got all the points away and is hoping that it will continue to the Weserstadion on Sunday.


Werder Bremen vs. Hansa Rostock head-to-head

Werder has the upper hand with 13 wins from 25 games when it comes to the head-to-head balance between the two teams. Hansa Rostock has won this game seven times, five games ended in a draw.

The last time the two teams met was in 2008 when Werder Bremen won 2-1. More than a decade later, the two teams will compete again, but this time in the second division.

Werder Bremen form guide: DWLD

Hansa Rostock Form Guide: LWDL


Werder Bremen vs. Hansa Rostock Team News

Werder Bremen

Omer Toprak and Kevin Mowald will be judged after training with the team closer to the game. Leonardo Bittencourt, Dejan Galjen and Jiri Pavlenka are not available.

Hurt: Leonardo Bittencourt, Jiri Pavlenka, Dejan Galjen

Doubtful: Omer Toprak, Kevin Mowald

Exposed: None

Hansa Rostock

Calogero Rizzuto, Maurice Litka and Tobias Schwede are expected to be absent against Werder Bremen. Hanno Behrens had a cold, but is back in training and is available for selection.

Hurt: Calogero Rizzuto, Maurice Litka, Tobias

Exposed: None


Werder Bremen vs. Hansa Rostock Expected lineups

Werder Bremen Probable XI (4-3-3): Michael Zetterer; Anthony Jung, Milos Veljkovic, Marco Friedl, Felix Agu; Christian Gross, Nicolai Rapp, Niklas Schmidt; Romano Schmid, Niclas Fullkrug, Eren Dinkci

Hansa Rostock Probable XI (4-2-31): Markus Kolke; Lukas Schreff, Damian Rossbach, Thomas Meissner, Nico Neidhart; Bentley Baxter Bahn, Simon Rhein; Streli Mamba, Svante Ingelsson, Calogero Rizzuto; John Verhoek


Prediction Werder Bremen vs. Hansa Rostock

Werder Bremen will not have it easy against Hansa Rostock despite the weak form of their opponents. Hansa Rostock is a good pressing team. They are expected to test a Bremen team that was inconsistent in the first few weeks of the season.

We expect both teams to take one point out of the game on Sunday.

forecast: Werder Bremen 1-1 Hansa Rostock


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