Frankfurt and Bremen on the hunt for some Christmas cheer

Both Eintracht Frankfurt and SV Werder Bremen could do with a change in fortunes as Christmas approaches. The two go head to head on Saturday (kick-off 15:30CET/14:30GMT).

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Top facts

    Statistically, Frankfurt and Bremen have been the two worst teams in the Bundesliga since Matchday 4.Frankfurt have scored only four goals in their last 12 games, three of which have come from set-pieces.Last season, Bremen scored 24 goals from set-pieces, more than anyone in the league. This year, they have scored fewer than anyone else, notching up just two. Only Bremen have scored more own-goals in their Bundesliga history than Frankfurt.Defeat against Frankfurt would mean Bremen had recorded their worst first half to a season in 41 years.Ten of Bremen's 16 goals this season have been scored by the strikers: Claudio Pizarro, Aron Johannsson and Anthony Ujah.

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Possible line-ups

Frankfurt: Hradecky - Ignjovski, Kinsombi, Abraham, Djakpa - Hasebe - Aigner, Chandler, Meier (c), Oczipka - Seferovic

Absentees: Flum (knee), Castaignos (ankle), Anderson Bamba (knee), Medojevic (suspended)

Bremen: Wiedwald - Gebre Selassie, Galvez, Vestergaard, Garcia - Bargfrede - Bartels, Fritz (c), Grillitsch, Öztunali - Ujah

Absentees: Wolf (hip), Junuzovic (shoulder), Johansson (hip)