RB Leipzig vs Werder Bremen Preview and Prediction – May 11, 2024

The Bundesliga season nears its conclusion with RB Leipzig set to clash against Werder Bremen in a pivotal encounter.

As both teams strive for their respective objectives, anticipation brews for an exhilarating showdown at the Red Bull Arena.

Match Preview

Leipzig currently leads Borussia Dortmund, the Champions League finalists, by three points, with six points remaining in the season.

Therefore, Leipzig needs a victory here and hopes for Dortmund to drop points to ensure a spot in Europe’s elite competition for 2024/25.

However, fate remains in their hands, and they might even target Stuttgart in third place, with the gap being just four points.

Leipzig took a step towards the Champions League with a recent victory over Dortmund at the Red Bull Arena.

Lois Openda scored his 24th Bundesliga goal of the season in that match. However, he trails behind Harry Kane in the race for the top scorer title.

Benjamin Sesko also found the net in that game, along with Mohamed Saimakan and Christoph Baumgartner.

Sesko scored again in the recent 1-1 draw against Hoffenheim, but Xavi Simons received a red card and will miss this game.

As for Bremen, it’s been a rollercoaster season, with relegation fears and slim hopes of European qualification.

Bremen currently sits in 11th place after a 2-2 draw with Borussia Monchengladbach, where Nick Woltemade scored twice in the second half.

Bremen is nine points clear of the relegation zone and is safe for another season, while they are within three points of the Europa Conference League spot.

Despite being close to Europe, they need favorable results in the final two games.

Bremen secured an impressive win over Stuttgart recently and defeated Augsburg 3-0 two weeks ago, showcasing solid form.

Prediction & Analysis:

Considering RB Leipzig’s recent form and home advantage, they are favored to claim victory against Werder Bremen.

With an attacking lineup spearheaded by Lois Openda and Benjamin Sesko, Leipzig aims to secure Champions League qualification with a convincing performance.

Additionally, given both teams’ propensity for goals, the match is likely to witness over 2.5 goals, providing spectators with an entertaining spectacle at the Red Bull Arena.

  • RB Leipzig 3-1 Werder Bremen
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