- No real injury worries for the hosts.
- Pizarro and Kruse set to lead the line again.
- Visitors arrive nursing several injury problems.
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 15.
SV Werder Bremen head coach Alexander Nouri has a near fully fit squad from which to choose ahead of welcoming 1. FC Köln this weekend. Luca Caldirola and Izet Hajrovic are still out, but Nouri is likely to continue with the line-up that picked up a crucial 1-0 win at Hertha Berlin on Matchday 14.
Watch: Highlights of Bremen's 1-0 win at Hertha on Matchday 14:
The Billy-Goats' lengthy absentee list has another name on it this week: Salih Özcan, who is suspended after being sent off late on in the 1-1 draw with Borussia Dortmund last weekend. With Timo Horn, Dominic Maroh, Leonardo Bittencourt, Matthias Lehmann and Marcel Risse all out, the recoveries from injury of Simon Zoller and Marco Höger have come at a perfect time for Peter Stöger.
Watch: Highlights of Köln's 1-1 draw with Dortmund on Matchday 14:
Bremen possible line-up: Drobny - Bauer, Sane, Moisander, Garcia - Fritz, Bargfrede - Bartels, Kruse, Gnabry - Pizarro
Absentees: Caldirola (ankle), Hajrovic (knee)
Coach: Alexander Nouri
Köln possible line-up: Kessler - Sörensen, Mavraj, Heintz, Rausch - Höger, Hector - Rudnevs, Osako, Zoller - Modeste
Absentees: Horn (knee), Maroh (collarbone), Bittencourt, Lehmann (both ankle), Risse (cruciate ligament), Özcan (suspended)
Coach: Peter Stöger
SV Werder Bremen play host to 1. FC Köln at the Weser Stadium, with the game kicking off at 15:30 CET/14:30 GMT on 16 December.