Off-colour SV Werder Bremen will be looking to end their three-game wait for a win when they host a stubborn 1. FC Köln side on Saturday afternoon (kick-off 20:45CET/19:45GMT).
- Bremen have an unbeaten record against 1. FC Köln since Viktor Skripnik took charge (one win in the DFB Cup and a draw in the Bundesliga).
- Die Grün-Weißen have come from 1-0 down to win 11 times against Köln – more than against any other club.
- Furthermore, Bremen have not thrown away a lead against Köln to lose since 1989.
- The Billy Goats have lost just one of their last five Bundesliga meetings with Werder.
- Köln have scored 148 goals against Bremen in the Bundesliga – more than against any other club. They have also kept more clean sheets against Bremen (24) than against any other side
Bremen: Wiedwald – Gebre Selassie, Galvez, Vestergaard, S. Garcia – Bartels, Fritz (c), Bargfrede, Junuzovic, Grillitsch - Ujah
Absentees: Wolf (hip), U. Garcia (knee), Aycicek (unavailable), Yildirim (fitness), Johannsson (hip)
Köln: Horn - Risse, Maroh, Heintz, Hector - Lehmann (c), Vogt - Osako, Bittencourt, Gerhardt - Modeste