- Bremen expected to name unchanged side.
- Freiburg's Niederlechner and Petersen to sit out.
- Visitors beaten on penalties in DFB Cup midweek.
Official Fantasy Bundesliga Managers take note: bundesliga.com is on hand to provide likely line-ups as well as injury and suspension news ahead of Matchday 9.
SV Werder Bremen are expected to name the same starting XI that lost 3-1 to RB Leipzig last matchday. The Green-Whites have no new injury worries but do have Fin Bartels back fit as another option in attack.
SC Freiburg coach Christian Streich is expected to make a couple of changes to his side that beat FC Augsburg 2-1 last matchday. Florian Niederlechner is out with a dead leg which means Mats Möller Daehli could make his first Bundesliga appearance after Nils Petersen completed 120 minutes in the DFB Cup defeat against SV Sandhausen on Tuesday. Amir Abrashi is to be replaced by Nicolas Höfler after suffering a knock against Augsburg.
Werder possible line-up: Wiedwald - Gebre Selassie, L. Sané, Moisander, S. Garcia - Grillitsch - Fritz, Junuzovic - Hajrovic, Gnabry - Manneh
Absentees: Drobny (broken wrist), Caldirola (ankle), Bargfrede (recovery training), Eilers (groin), Kruse (recovery training)
Coach: Alexander Nouri
Freiburg possible line-up:Schwolow - Stenzel, Torrejon, Söyüncü, Günter – Höfler, Frantz – O. Bulut, Grifo – Möller Daehli - Philipp
Absentees: Kempf (meniscus), Nielsen (groin)
Coach: Christian Streich
Werder Bremen host Freiburg at the Weserstadion with the game kicking off at 15:30CEST/13:30GMT on 29 October.