Football Bet of the Day: Fortuna form favours the hosts
We're off to Kev's beloved Germany tonight, and he believes a team on the slide can turn things around.
"Werder aren't in great form, but they have had a tough fixture list, and they have the attacking quality to overwhelm Fortuna."
Our friends in the North can bring us a winner
Werder Bremen v Fortuna Dusseldorf
Friday 07 December, 19:30
Live on Betfair Live Video
Mixed fortunes for us yesterday, with a win for Universitatea Craiova, but an unhelpful 2-2 draw between Eibar and Sporting Gijon.
We're back to the one day, one bet format now, and we're off to northern Germany. Werder Bremen are up against Fortuna Dusseldorf, and I believe it's a great chance for the hosts to return to winning ways.
Werder started the season superbly, and looked well on course to achieve their stated pre-season aim of qualifying for the Europa League. In the last few weeks, their progress has stalled, with just a point collected from their last five matches. However, they have had a relatively tough fixture list in that period, and last weekend they pushed Bayern hard in a 2-1 defeat.
Although Werder have a few injury problems, especially in defence, I think they can overcome a Fortuna side that just cannot find any consistency. All of the momentum they built up with their stirring comeback at Bayern was lost in last Friday's abject 1-0 home defeat to Mainz. Fortuna struggled to make chances, and the opportunities they did carve out were wasted.
On the road, Dusseldorf have picked up just three points, and they have conceded 16 goals in their last four away games in the top flight. Werder have enough quality in attack to expose those defensive gaps, and although they have lost their last three home games in the league, all three defeats were against high-quality opposition.
I'll back the hosts to win at [1.8].
Points Staked: 180
Points Returned: 189.38
P/L: +9.38 points
Back Werder Bremen to win at [1.8]