We can be certain that Espanol are 100% committed to the UEFA Cup, they are in a mid table comfort zone in La Liga and can approach the match, with no outside distractions.
The same cannot be said about the visitors, who are in 2nd place in the Bundesliga, just two points behind leaders Schalke, with both teams facing tough away games at the weekend.
They should be very happy to take a draw back to Germany and to attempt to finish the job, in front of their own fans.
The Spanish side would love to win a major trophy, especially in a season where their illustrious neighbours Barcelona, have failed in Europe.
Espanol have performed wonderfully well in this competition and are unbeaten in 12 starts, winning all 6 at home, with a 19-5 goal difference. Both sides have key players missing, but I cannot get away from the feeling that Bremen will have one eye on what lies ahead.
4.5 points Espanol +1/4 ball asian line 1.75. won 3-0 +3.375 pts