Posted by AL (2017-03-10 13:40 CET)
Leverkusen just fired coach Roger Schmidt, not much qualifications`s Tayfun Korkut replaced him made many fans surprise and discomfort, even Schmidt seem without enough tricks for emergency, and get poor results recently, still his well know offence and efficient 4-4-2 formation, cheerfully for giving chance to young player, he give not bad impression, Korkut seem nothing better than him on paper.
Leverkusen`s decision is a gambling, they only give Korkut short contract until the end of season, lead Leverkusen get the next season European game ticket is the only chance for him to extend contract. Like Korkut said: `At least this is a chance for the team and me.` Leverkusen only have 30 points on 10th place of Bundesliga table now, if they want to finisned by top 6, they need to win around 20 more points in remain 13 league games, the home game against bottom team like Werder Bremen really is a must win for them.
Korkut didn`t success in his coaching career, no matter in Hannover or Kaiserslautern, but at least he is an offence mind coach, his first game in Hannover and Kaiserslautern both finished by 4 goals. The good news for Korkut is captain Lars Bender back from injured, Leverkusen average got 1.78 points per game with him, but got only 1 point per game without him this season.
Both teams are strong offence mind this season, if count on 2.5 goals line, Werder finished 17 over after 23 rounds, 74% is the second most over team in the league, Leverkusen`s 16 over also on third place.
Werder won 3 games in row is full of confidence now, of course captain Clemens Fritz and great form attacker Serge Gnabry absence is a big blow, but high hope Thomas Delaney back will be big help for creativity.
I see an goals festival here, both teams on form attackers Bellarabi, Volland, Chicharito and Max Kruse will get enough activity space tonight, odds for over already dropped a lot, but still worth a shot in this boring Friday.
GL to all!
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