SV Werder Bremen vs. RB Leipzig
We are looking to end 2022 on a successful note! With the World Cup kicking off in a week and a half, RB Leipzig will embark on Bundesliga matchday 15 with a big challenge in the form of Werder Bremen. Regaining promotion to the top flight as runners up in the Bundesliga 2 last season, Werder have kicked on fantastically, thanks in large part to top scorer Niclas Füllkrug, who was earlier named in the German national squad for the Qatar World Cup. We historically enjoy playing against the Green-Whites, as we look at the stats in the German Values opponent analysis.
Everything you need to know: SV Werder Bremen vs. RB Leipzig
Despite the 6-1 defeat away to Bayern München in midweek, Werder have recently come through a rough patch, winning their two most recent home games. They were knocked out of the DFB-Pokal on penalties against SC Paderborn, but have recently celebrated a 2-1 win against fellow promoted side Schalke 04, as well as a 1-0 win against Hertha BSC.
With 21 points so far, Werder are well on course to remain in the Bundesliga this season. The Green-Whites have some impressive results so far in this campaign, with a 5-1 triumph over Borussia Mönchengladbach on matchday 8 and an added-time 3-2 comeback win away at Borussia Dortmund on matchday 3.
There is no getting away from Niclas Füllkrug here, who despite his absence against Bayern in midweek has already scored 10 goals and notched two assists this season – that makes him the second-top scorer in the league, behind RBL star Christopher Nkunku. His impressive performances this season meant he has earned his call-up from Hansi Flick for Qatar 2022. His strike partner, Marvin Ducksch, has also done well this season with eight goal involvements so far.
One of the top providers in the league this season is Werder wing-back Mitchell Weiser – he has already set up eight goals in 2022/23. Captain Marco Friedl has also done well in defence.
Ole Werner took over in Bremen almost a year ago, leading them to a bounce-back promotion from being 10th when he took the wheel. The 34-year-old’s previous role was in charge of Holstein Kiel, where he finished in the relegation playoff position in 2021, losing on aggregate to FC Köln.
Werner’s roles in Kiel varied over the years from 2013, graduating through the youth coaching ranks before leading their second team. Born near Kiel, the capital of Schleswig-Holstein, The current Werder boss also played for his previous club in his playing days.
Our upcoming games
Saturday 11/12/22, 02.30 p.m.
0 : 1
Friday 01/20/23, 07.30 p.m.
Tuesday 01/24/23, 05.30 p.m.
Friday 01/27/23, 07.30 p.m.
Round of 16
Wednesday 02/01/23, 05.00 p.m.
In eleven matches against Werder – 10 in the league and one in the DFB-Pokal – RBL have taken eight wins, drawing once and losing twice. Leipzig have also won each of the last five games against the Bremen side. The most recent clash between the two sides came in the DFB-Pokal semi final of 2021, where we came through as 2-1 winners after extra time.
Recent meetings: SV Werder Bremen vs. RB Leipzig
- 30th April 2021 | DFB-Pokal, Semi-Final: SV Werder Bremen 1-2 RB Leipzig (AET)
- 10th April 2021 | Bundesliga, Matchday 28: SV Werder Bremen 1-4 RB Leipzig
- 12th December 2020 | Bundesliga, Matchday 11: RB Leipzig 2-0 SV Werder Bremen
- 15th February 2020 | Bundesliga, Matchday 22: RB Leipzig 3-0 SV Werder Bremen
- 21th September 2019 | Bundesliga, Matchday 5: SV Werder Bremen 0-3 RB Leipzig