FC Schalke 04 will want to continue their resurgence in form and move further up the table when they take on SV Werder Bremen on Sunday (kick-off 17:30CET/16:30GMT).
Memories of a poor start to the season are receding for the Royal Blues, who are now unbeaten in four and up to 12th going in to Matchday 10 after holding Borussia Dortmund to a 0-0 draw in a gripping Revierderby. Their last two outings at the VELTINS Arena have reaped seven goals with none conceded, making Markus Weinzierl’s side one of the form teams in the Bundesliga.
Bremen head to the Ruhr region on the back of two straight defeats that have seen them slip below Sunday’s opponents in the table. Die Grün-Weißen have earned just one point from a possible 12 away from home so far, and will be keen to stop their slide ahead of the international break.