Werder Bremen vs Dynamo Dresden preview: How to watch, kick-off time, team news, line-ups predicted and which ones to watch
the 2. Bundesliga the season continues to heat up, and this weekend is no different as Werder Bremen take Dynamo Dresden Sunday afternoon at Wohninvest Weserstadion in a contest that will influence both ends of the league table.
Bremen come into this game with their biggest win of the season so far. Traveling to bitter rivals Hamburg, Die Werderaner managed to pull off a massive victory, winning a crazy 3-2. They were very lucky, to be fair, as two of their three goals came from penalties after handballs by the opposition. That didn’t bother them one bit as the three points put them in 1st place heading into the day, and now they’ll be looking to ride their wave of momentum into this game and the future as they fight for upward promotion. -flight.
The Battle of Dresden is quite different. After a surprisingly strong start to the season, they have completely lost the rhythm and now find themselves in the thick of relegation. Currently just two points clear of 16th place Hansa Rostock, Dynamo know they will have to start delivering results if they are to avoid the dreaded relegation roadblock. This weekend won’t be easy, however, but a draw or even a win here could give the team a huge boost as we head into the final stretch of the campaign.
Bremen only have two players for this contest, but one is a big like Romano Schmid will be absent due to suspension. The other absentee is the reserve goalkeeper Luca Plogman.
Dresden, meanwhile, is going through a crisis. The tastes of Kevin Broll, Tim Knipping, Yannick Stark, Panagiotis Vlachodimos, Chris Loweand Patrick Wiegers are all unavailable for selection, while Agyemang Diawusie, Luca Hermannand Paul Will are doubts.
Werder Bremen: Pavlenka, Veljković, Toprak, Friedl, Agu, Bittencourt, Groß, Schmidt, Jung, Ducksch, Füllkrug
Dynamo Dresden: Mitryushkin, Akoto, Sollbauer, Ehlers, Giorbelidze, Schröter, Mörschel, Kade, Meier, Daferner, Königsdörffer
“Duckschi is on fire! Your defense is terrified!
These were the chants of Bremen fans after the team returned to the city after their derby day victory. Ducksch deserved the praise, as he grabbed an incredibly important brace in the afternoon.
It wasn’t the first time he was Werder’s winner. The striker has been in the top flight since joining the club in the summer, and the low fee paid for him has made him one of the biggest bargains of the year. He has 15 goals and 8 assists in 24 league appearances, including nine goals in the last nine games.
Ducksch has developed an incredible relationship with his strike partner Nicolas Fullkrug, and the two will now look to finish the job and send Bremen back into the Bundesliga. If Dresden wants to have a chance of getting a result in the afternoon, he will definitely have to stop the duo, with a particular focus on Ducksch.
Considering how good he’s been this campaign, that might prove impossible.
Christopher Daferner may not have had as good a season as Ducksch, but he was arguably more important alongside him.
The Dynamo striker’s status line is still respectable. He scored 10 goals in 23 appearances and he also provided two assists. However, those numbers are particularly impressive when compared to those of his teammates.
You see, the club’s next top scorers are tied at three. This is all an indictment on the team’s struggles going forward. Only one other team in the league has scored less than them, and that’s last place Ingolstadt. As a result, Daferner has scored over 43% of Dresden’s goals which is a ridiculous number. (For context, Ducksch is at 29%)
That’s why there will be a lot of pressure on Daferner. If he doesn’t find the back of the net this weekend, there’s a chance no one else alongside him can either. Is it right? Not at all, but that’s football.
However, if the German can keep scoring and possibly keep his team in 2. Bundesliga, then he will be a hero in the city, and he will probably win a move to a better club.
The last time
The reverse match score seems a little ridiculous when you think about it now with the current standings in mind.
The first half was eventful and a goal was scored five minutes from time. Ransford-Yeboah KönigsdörfferCurling’s effort was denied by the bar, but the rebound fell on Christoph Daferner, who calmly settled the ball before burying a shot on the post and giving Dresden the lead.
They would come up two hours later. A fine play down the right wing led to a low cross into the area which was apparently cleared, but the ball went straight for Daferner once more. He managed to finish for the second time, sending the ball into the back of the net.
Dresden sealed the victory and the three points in style around ten minutes later. Agyemang Diawusie kicked the ball on a whim Morris Schroterand he did the rest, dribbling past a defender before choosing the bottom corner with an excellent strike.
It turned out to be the end goal of a dream day for Dynamo and a nightmare for Bremen.
How to watch
The match will start at 1:30 p.m. CEST and will be broadcast live on Sky Sport Bundesliga 1, Sky Sport Bundesliga 2, sky ticketand sky go for those in Germany.