Werder Bremen has to tremble further. With the goalless draw in the first leg of Bundesliga relegation against the second division club 1. FC Heidenheim, the North Germans have missed a possibly decisive home win against disciplined awayside. The 0:0 leaves both teams with all chances for the second leg. On Monday at 8:30 p.m. (CEST) there will be now an irrevocable showdown in the Voith-Arena, which could be Bremen’s first Bundesliga relegation since 1980.
Werder disappointed in the first leg
The 6:1 on matchday 34 against 1. FC Köln, which pushed Werder into the relegation, there’s almost sparked another euphoria in the Hanseatic city. Bremen went as a clear favorite in the first leg in the Weserstadion, but disappointed across the board. Slow pace, little creativity, few opportunities. In the end, the team led by coach Florian Kohfeldt was even lucky that a header from Heidenheim’s Beermann sailed just past the post into the goal area just before the final whistle.
Heidenheim’s home strength
The guests from the Ostalb were able to make small pinholes, but the specification of Frank Schmidt was clear: high willingness to run, aggressive man-to-man marking, stable standing at the back. It totally works out. And now the second leg will follow on Monday in Heidenheim, where the FCH could only be defeated twice this season (0:2 against Sandhausen, 2:3 against Bochum). After the Corona break, they won all four home games (1:0 against Wiesbaden, 3:0 against Aue, 4:1 against Regensburg, 2-1 against HSV). In the home table of the 2nd division, Heidenheim took 2nd place after VfB Stuttgart.
Werder gives every draw with goals
SV Werder Bremen would help every draw to stay in the league, in which goals are scored. That means 1:1, 2:2 and so on. With a 0:0 it would go into extra time. Since the relegation was reintroduced in 2009, there has only been one extra-time: HSV won 2:1 in the Karlsruhe Wildpark Stadium in 2015 after 120 minutes. By the way, the Bundesliga relegation went into penalties at the end of the 80s: Waldhof Mannheim prevailed against Darmstadt 98 in a third deciding game (in neutral position in Saarbrücken).
Werder’s captain is missing in Heidenheim
Bremen’s defense chief Niklas Moisander got his second yellow card of the game four minutes before the final whistle and is therefore missing in the second leg at 1. FC Heidenheim. Kevin Vogt, who was suspended in the first leg, should represent him. The recovered Ömer Toprak can also be an option. Heidenheim’s trainer Schmidt, on the other hand, will have all the regular staff available.
Werder – Heidenheim: 2 clashes in the cup
Bremen against Heidenheim? Apart from the relegation first leg on Thursday (0:0), there was another clash this season. In the German Cup, the green-whites clearly won 4:1 at the Weserstadion in October. The first duel of both clubs was also in the cup. The first round match in the 2011/12 season was given by SV Werder despite the half-time lead in Heidenheim.
FC Heidenheim – Werder Bremen: TV info
The relegation games are not shown on Free TV in Germany. For the first time, streaming provider DAZN broadcasts the relegation live. The return game is commented by Uli Hebel, Ralph Gunesch is at his side as an expert. The kick-off in the VOITH arena is on Monday, July 6 at 8:30 p.m. (CEST). Amazon Prime Video has also secured the rights to the two relegation duels and is broadcasting live from Heidenheim. Customers with an Amazon Prime account can access the live broadcast at no additional cost.
Werder – Heidenheim: bets and odds
Our bookies see SV Werder Bremen as a favorite despite the poor performance in the first leg. For the second leg on Monday at Tipster you get a 2.05 odds on a guest win after 90 minutes. Heidenheim’s home win is quoted at 3.70, a draw gets a 3.60. You want to be on the safe side? Tipster’s bookmakers currently rate the odds of 1.33 as “progress” by SV Werder – that is, relegation, which may also result in a draw or a win after 120 minutes or a penalty shoot-out. If you bet on a rise in Heidenheim, you will receive 3 times your stake if successful.
We hope you enjoy betting and watching the relegation game between Werder Bremen and 1. FC Heidenheim! All odds, all bets on FCH vs. SVW can also be found at tipster.de and in the free Tipster app.