Energie Cottbus vs. Werder Bremen Prediction, Tips & Odds – Aug. 01, 2022 18:00 CET
Famous German team Energie Cottbus open their account with an early DFB-Pokal game against Werder Bremen. There is a huge gulf in class between these teams but in the German cup anything is possible. In addition, Cottbus are a former top-tier team with a massive following so this early season match should be much more interesting than the odds suggest.
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Energie Cottbus Team News
It has been a long time since Cottbus last played in the Bundesliga. After getting relegated back in 2009, they spent five seasons in the second tier and then suffered relegation to 3. Liga. They were unable to stop the drop as couple of years later they found themselves in the amateur fourth tier or Regionalliga, where they play to this day.
Last season Cottbus were close to promotion but ultimately failed. Their team will be aiming for another championship season and promotion but first they have to take care of this early cup game. After more than 10 years, their Stadion der Freundschaft will host a top-tier team. Werder Bremen are coming to town as huge favourites but this game will be all but easy for them.
Werder Bremen Team News
Werder are similar to Cottbus as they are another well-known and famous German team that has been experiencing difficulties. However, they only suffered relegation to the second tier and managed to return last year so their struggles can´t be compared to the ones of the hosts.
In this very interesting cup game they are considered to be the overwhelming favourites as they are going up against a regional team. No doubt the quality is on their side but we wouldn´t write off the hosts. German cup is known for producing the biggest upsets and Energie Cottbus are not an ordinary fourth-division team so the game could be very delicate for the guests.
Energie Cottbus vs. Werder Bremen Prediction
We have already witnessed some upsets in the DFB-Pokal in the last couple of days so another one in Cottbus wouldn´t even be a surprise at this point. All in all, we decided to back the hosts whose team should be able to make the game competitive and cover the spread.
Date and time: 01.08.2022 18:00 CET
Prediction: Handicap Energie Cottbus (+2)