Miloš Kova?evi?

When: 09:30 AM EST, Saturday, April 22nd, 2017

Where:  Audi Sportpark, Ingolstadt, Germany

Betting Line: OFF

TV Coverage: Fox Soccer 2GO USA


The relegation candidate FC Ingolstadt 05 (8-4-17) will face Europa League contender SV Werder Bremen (11-6-12) at Audi Sportpark in a crucial game for both sides. Despite SV Werder were in the bottom half of the standings in the first part of the season, it’s possible they will compete in the second-best European club competition next season. At Weserstadion within the Matchday 13, Werder Bremen bested Ingolstadt with 2-1 wherein Kruse and Bartels scored a goal each for the hosts, while Suttner was a sole scorer for Die Schanzer.

FC Ingolstadt 05 are in the unpleasant position – with 28 points, they are 4 behind FC Augsburg who are sitting in the relegation play-off spot. In order to secure the survival in the German top flight, they need at least three wins in the remaining six matches. The guests are eighth in Bundesliga with 39 points collected throughout the season, meaning the Europa League zone is slipping away for two points only. If Werder keep their form in check in the following clashes, they will certainly reach one of the top six Bundesliga positions.

SV Werder Bremen

Werder are in the near-perfect form in the last two months. The team from Bremen is flying high after beating SV Hamburger in the derby of the North on Sunday. HSV opened the scoring through Gregoritsch only five minutes into the game; however, Werder’s second-best goal scorer Kruse set the halftime score to 1-1. In the second period, the teams were very even but Bremen’s Florian Kainz stepped up for his team, placing a loose ball into the net and earning the full prize for his team. In 8 out of last 9 Bundesliga matches, SV Werder scored at least two goals, proving the lethality of their attack. Also, in their last five games, there were three or more goals scored, while they managed to remain unbeaten in the last nine games.

FC Ingolstadt 04

Die Schanzer were steamrolled by VfL Wolfsburg in the previous Bundesliga round; in the last minute of the first half, Ingolstadt’s Suttner placed the ball into his own net. The crowd at Volkswagen Arena saw another two goals in the second half, as Malli and Mario Gomez sealed the victory with a goal each. In the last five matches, Ingolstadt 05 managed to win three games. Another high-scoring affair is expected at Audi Sportpark since Ingolstadt have nothing to lose, but also they both conceded at scored at least two goals in the previous three Bundesliga outings.

Free Kicks

1. Despite SV Werder Bremen are on the brilliant run, they have the negative goal difference since they scored 46 while allowing 49 goals.

2. In the previous Bundesliga season, FC Ingolstadt 05 beat Werder in both games.

3. Ingolstadt 05 are the worst home team this season since they only managed to collect 15 points from 14 games.

The Pick

Despite the hosts have the imperative to win, SV Werder Bremen will be very motivated since they can overtake the sixth position and finally reach Europa League zone. Also, since both teams saw plenty of scoring in the recent matches, we could see several goals from each side on Saturday.

SV Werder Bremen 3, FC Ingolstadt 2

Bundesliga , soccer