Dream11 Fantasy Soccer: Eintracht Frankfurt at Werder Bremen Preview

Dream11 Fantasy Soccer: Eintracht Frankfurt at Werder Bremen Preview

This article is part of our Dream11 Fantasy Soccer series.

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Werder Bremen do not have a lot of time left to avoid a potential relegation to 2.Bundesliga ahead of the 2020-21 season. However, they are coming off three straight games without a loss (W2, D1) and play at home Wednesday, so they could have a decent shot to keep their strong run going. Unfortunately, they have the league's worst record at home (W1, D3, L9) and that's something they need to change if they want to earn the three points in this matchup. The same can be said about Frankfurt – they are sitting in the lower half of the standings and have won just one of their last five. To make things even more complicated, they rank as the league's worst away side in the tournament with just one win in 14 away fixtures (W3, D1, L10).

Recent Form

Werder Bremen: W2, D2, L1

Eintracht Frankfurt: W1, D1, L3

Team News

Werder Bremen

OUT: Omer Toprak (calf), Claudio Pizarro (thigh), Niclas Fullkrug (knee), Kevin Mohwald (knee)

Doubtful: Leonardo Bittencourt (hip), Milot Rashica (thigh)

Eintracht Frankfurt

OUT: Lucas Torro (suspension), Goncalo Paciencia (strain), Marco Russ (undisclosed), Gelson Fernandes (calf)

Doubtful: None

Expected Lineups

Werder Bremen: Jiri Pavlenka; Niklas Moisander, Theodor Gebre Selassie, Milos Veljkovic, Kevin Vogt; Marco Friedl, Leonardo Bittencourt, Maximilian Eggestein, Davy Klaassen, Milot Rashica; Josh Sargent

Eintracht Frankfurt: Kevin Trapp; David Abraham, Martin Hinteregger, Timothy Chandler, Stefan Ilsanker; Mijat Gacinovic,

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Werder Bremen do not have a lot of time left to avoid a potential relegation to 2.Bundesliga ahead of the 2020-21 season. However, they are coming off three straight games without a loss (W2, D1) and play at home Wednesday, so they could have a decent shot to keep their strong run going. Unfortunately, they have the league's worst record at home (W1, D3, L9) and that's something they need to change if they want to earn the three points in this matchup. The same can be said about Frankfurt – they are sitting in the lower half of the standings and have won just one of their last five. To make things even more complicated, they rank as the league's worst away side in the tournament with just one win in 14 away fixtures (W3, D1, L10).

Recent Form

Werder Bremen: W2, D2, L1

Eintracht Frankfurt: W1, D1, L3

Team News

Werder Bremen

OUT: Omer Toprak (calf), Claudio Pizarro (thigh), Niclas Fullkrug (knee), Kevin Mohwald (knee)

Doubtful: Leonardo Bittencourt (hip), Milot Rashica (thigh)

Eintracht Frankfurt

OUT: Lucas Torro (suspension), Goncalo Paciencia (strain), Marco Russ (undisclosed), Gelson Fernandes (calf)

Doubtful: None

Expected Lineups

Werder Bremen: Jiri Pavlenka; Niklas Moisander, Theodor Gebre Selassie, Milos Veljkovic, Kevin Vogt; Marco Friedl, Leonardo Bittencourt, Maximilian Eggestein, Davy Klaassen, Milot Rashica; Josh Sargent

Eintracht Frankfurt: Kevin Trapp; David Abraham, Martin Hinteregger, Timothy Chandler, Stefan Ilsanker; Mijat Gacinovic, Dominik Kohr, Sebastian Rode, Daichi Kamada; Filip Kostic; Andre Silva

Top Picks

Leonardo Bittencourt, Bremen: Bittencourt is listed as doubtful ahead of this contest due to a hip injury, but he is expected to play. The talented playmaker should be a popular play since he has been the MVP for Bremen over the last weeks. In fact, he has scored the team's winning goal in each of their last two victories.

Andre Silva, Frankfurt: Silva has settled in as Frankfurt's main scoring threat and has three goals in his last four appearances. That's enough reason to trust him ahead of this match, though owners shouldn't expect much from him if he's unable to find the back of the net.

Lineup Strategies

Neither team has much of a floor: Bremen rank as the league's worst home team in the competition thanks to a W1, D3, L9 mark at Weserstadion and, to make matters worse, they have taken just one of the last 15 points available at home. Frankfurt, on the other hand, tend to struggle on the road – their W3, D1, L10 away record also stands out as the worst in the division. Therefore, neither side seems to have a slight edge – at least based on recent form.

Streaky players might get preference: Andre Silva has been scoring regularly for Frankfurt and could be a solid play based on Bremen's poor defensive record. The same can be said about Leonardo Bittencourt for the hosts – he has netted each of the team's past two games away from home. Defensively, Jiri Pavlenka has gone three straight games without conceding and could be a strong play between the posts.

Captain and Vice-Captain Options

  1. Leonardo Bittencourt
  2. Andre Silva
  3. Jiri Pavlenka
  4. Milot Rashica

Dream11 Team

GK: Jiri Pavlenka

DF: Martin Hinteregger

DF: Theodor Gebre Selassie

DF: Niklas Moisander

MF: Leonardo Bittencourt (C)

MF: Milot Rashica

MF: Sebastian Rode

MF Filip Kostic

MF: Davy Klaassen

FW: Andre Silva (VC)

FW: Josh Sargent

Disclaimer: The views expressed here are of the author and is not a reflection of the actual points you might earn.

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