- Hamburg coach Gisdol expected to name unchanged side.
- Lamine Sane has returned to training.
- Bartels could replace Pizarro.
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 12.
Hamburg head coach Markus Gisdol has "intensively prepared" his team for the Nordderby against SV Werder Bremen and, having picked up the first positive result in his tenure in the 2-2 draw with TSG 1899 Hoffenheim last time out, could well name an unchanged line-up. Pierre-Michel Lasogga offers an alternative option for the lone striker role, while Luca Waldschmidt is unlikely to start on account of his recent knee problems.
Watch: Highlights of Hamburg's 2-2 draw on Matchday 11:
Having made his first appearance of the season in the defeat to Eintracht Frankfurt, Bremen's Claudio Pizarro may have to settle for a place on the bench should head coach Alexander Nouri wish to revert to his preferred 4-2-3-1 formation. Fin Bartels would be the player most likely to take the Peruvian's place. Nouri also admitted that he would "be sensible" when deciding whether to field centre-back Lamine Sane, who only returned to training during the week.
Watch: Highlights of Bremen's loss to Eintracht Frankfurt on Matchday 11:
Hamburg possible line-up: Mathenia - Diekmeier, Djourou, Jung, Douglas Santos - Sakai, Ostrzolek - Müller, Holtby, Kostic - Gregoritsch
Absentees: Wood (suspended), Adler (elbow), Spahic (adductor), Ekdal (ankle), Cleber (knee)
Coach: Markus Gisdol
Bremen possible line-up: Wiedwald - Gebre Selassie, Sane, Moisander, S. Garcia - Grillitsch, Fritz - Bartels, Junuzovic, Gnabry - Kruse
Absentees: Caldirola (ankle), Eilers (groin), Sane (knee), Garcia (knee)
Coach: Alexander Nouri
Hamburger SV host SV Werder Bremen at the Volksparkstadion, with the game kicking off at 15:30 CET/14:30 GMT on November 26.