Probable Lineups

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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(49) 43 Goals 55 (65)
(37) 30 Assists 39 (49)
(6.7) 7 Average Ratings 7.3 (6.9)
26.8 Average Age 25.9
184.1 Average Height (cm) 184.5
(1) 1.5 Shots pg 1.4 (1.1)
(51%) 50% Aerial Duel Success 54% (55%)
(1.3) 1 Dribbles pg 1 (1.2)
(2.1) 1.9 Tackles pg 1.6 (2)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in 1. Bundesliga.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Philipp Bargfrede Out 6.42
Lukas Schmitz Out 6.69
Player Reason Status Rating
Michal Kadlec Out 7.39
Sidney Sam Out 6.92
Karim Bellarabi Out 6.75
Daniel Schwaab Out 6.63

Team News

  • Assani Lukimya returns from suspension, but will most likely start on the bench.
  • Captain Clemens Fritz will return to the starting eleven, replacing Lukas Schmitz at left-back.
  • In midfield, manager Schaaf is not forced into making any changes, with no new injuries or suspensions.
  • Nils Petersen and Joseph Akpala compete for a spot up front.
  • Hajime Hosogai will most likely start at left-back once again, with Michal Kadlec still injured.
  • Jens Hegeler is an option to replace one of the central midfielders.
  • Gonzalo Castro will switch to the wing again to replace the injured Sidney Sam.
  • Otherwise, manager Hyypiä will probably field an unchanged team.

Prediction

  • Bremen are in good form and on their way to challenging the top six teams in the table. The return of Clemens Fritz will add stability to their defence.
  • Leverkusen have won their last two games impressively and are fifth in the table behind Schalke and Frankfurt only on goal difference.
  • Expect this to be a close game with plenty of chances for both sides.
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