A resilient Paderborn shall welcome Werder Bremen this weekend. The squad’s survival chances are still high. On a closer look, they only need two (2) points to survive. Apparently, this is very much manageable. But Paderborn needs to observe a no-lose policy that is expected to start during their match against Werder Bremen.
Sitting at the 16th spot of the Bundesliga table, the newly-promoted club is at risk of hitting the relegation soon.
Yet, despite such sad truth, it is also evident and very much possible for them to survive, knowing that they only need to overcome a 2-point deficit.
Their current form though is not impressive. And this could make their survival quest a difficult one. Four (4) of their last six (6) matches ended in a bitter loss. But at the very least, they were able to snatch a win and a draw.
It will take a lot of heart and courage for Paderborn to retain its Ligue 1 status.
Werder Bremen just recovered from its 4-match winless streak and it is clear that they still have the momentum coming from their narrow win against Hamburger.
Such victory did not only yield them the three (3) points, but also propelled their rank to the 7th spot of the league table.
They trail Augsburg and Schalke by four (4) points and should they continue winning, they might even appear in the Europa League next season.
Achieving victory will not be very easy for both squads due to what is at stake in the said match.
One can expect a narrow defeat for Werder Bremen or an even steven finish, which is more a plausible result.
Paderborn 1-1 Werder Bremen
Match Date: 26 April 2015 15:30 CEST
Venue: Benteler Arena
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