Last week's 7-0 defeat against Bayern Munich was just the latest in a long line of poor defensive performances from the visitors, and Al Hain-Cole expects more goals on FridayWerder Bremen will be desperate to banish the memory of last weekend’s 7-0 thrashing at home to Bayern Munich when they travel to the Olympiastadion to take on Hertha Berlin on Friday night.
Having opened the Bundesliga season with two consecutive victories, die Werderaner are edging perilously toward the relegation zone after winning just two games since, and are 9/2 (5.50) outsiders with Paddy Power to ease the pressure with a precious three points in the capital.
On the other hand, their newly-promoted hosts have been in impressive form since returning to the top flight and are available at 8/13 (1.62) to move into the top six with a victory in this one.
There have been no draws in any of the last 18 encounters between these opponents, but you can get odds of 13/5 (3.60) on them sharing the spoils for the first time in almost a decade.
Although not the first coach to be humiliated by Bayern Munich in recent seasons, last week's result will have been particularly painful for Robin Dutt after previously losing 7-1 to Pep Guardiola's Barcelona side while in charge of Bayer Leverkusen.
While he can be grateful that he does not have to face the Spaniard in the dugout every week, Dutt will surely start to feel the pressure mounting should he not sort out a defence that has leaked 22 goals in just the last six games.
Having scored 10 goals themselves in that time, Werder Bremen have certainly made for entertaining viewing from the neutral's perspective, and there are sure to be plenty tuning in hoping to see more goalmouth action at the Olympiastadion, where die Alte Dame ran out 6-1 against Frankfurt on the opening day of the season.
Another big win is certainly not out of the question for Hertha on Friday, meaning odds of 7/4 (2.75) are not to be missed on over 3.5 goals being scored for the visitors' sixth match in a row.
|Over 3.5 goals for a 1pt stake at 7/4 (2.75) with Paddy Power
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