Summary

  • Bayern won reverse fixture 6-0 on opening day of season.
  • Bavarians looking for seventh straight Bundesliga victory.
  • Top foreign goalscorer Pizarro against number two Lewandowski.

SV Werder Bremen will be seeking revenge for their 6-0 opening day defeat when they welcome FC Bayern München to the Weser Stadium this Saturday (kick-off 15:30CET/14:30GMT).

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Bremen will need no reminding of how they opened the season in Munich back in August, although Alexander Nouri's men will have six good reasons to want revenge in front of their own fans this weekend. A spirited display with just ten men against Borussia Dortmund will have convinced them of their capabilities of holding their own against the Bundesliga's top brass.

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Bayern are on a six-game winning streak, though, and with RB Leipzig clinging onto their coat-tails, they know they cannot afford to slip up this weekend. Carlo Ancelotti will look back fondly on his Bundesliga baptism, and a repeat performance – and result – would be the ideal way for the record titleholders to start their second half of the season.

After his brace against SC Freiburg last time out, Robert Lewandowski is up to 14 Bundesliga goals this term, just two shy of leading scorer Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

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Match Stats

  • Last weekend, Bayern were unofficially crowned winter champions for the sixth straight season, and the 22nd time overall. In 18 of the 21 previous seasons where they led at the halfway stage, they went on to lift the Bundesliga title.
  • Bayern have won six Bundesliga games in a row for the first time this season.
  • With just 16 points from 17 games, Bremen have had their second worst Hinrunde since the introduction of the three-points-for-a-win rule.
  • Bremen's Claudio Pizarro (190 goals) and Bayern's Robert Lewandowski (135 goals) are the top two foreign goalscorers in Bundesliga history.
  • Lewandowski has scored seven goals in his last five Bundesliga outings, and 10 goals in his last seven matches against Bremen.
  • The Bundesliga's best attack (Bayern, with 40 goals scored) will take on its worst defence (Bremen, with 36 goals conceded).

The Venue - Weser Stadium

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