Bremen - Borussia Mönchengladbach will be playing against the weight of history when they travel to SV Werder Bremen on Saturday afternoon (kick-off 15:30 CEST / 13:30 GMT), looking to end a 28-year winless spell at the Weser-Stadion.
Yet there is also plenty more on the line for two of the league's most exciting sides, as bundesliga.com explains...
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Bremen: Casteels - Gebre Selassie, Prödl, Vestergaard, Sternberg - Bargfrede - Bartels, Hajrovic, Junuzovic - Selke, Di Santo
Gladbach: Sommer - Korb, Brouwers, Jantschke, Wendt - Herrmann, Kramer, Xhaka, Traore - Raffael, Kruse