• Wolfsburg well beaten by Dortmund last time out.
  • Wolves picked up third home win in last game at Volkswagen Arena.
  • Werder beat Wolfsburg 2-1 on Matchday 5

Comfortably beaten by Borussia Dortmund last time out, Wolfsburg are aiming to bounce back against fellow strugglers Werder Bremen on Friday evening (kick-off 20:30CET/19:30GMT).

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Wolfsburg earned a 2-1 win over Hoffenheim in their last home match but Valerien Ismael’s side lost 3-0 at Dortmund on Matchday 21. Sitting 14th in the table, the Wolves will be hungry for revenge against a visiting side that struck twice late on to beat them in Bremen in September.

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While Ismael's side have lost four of their last five matches in all competitions, Werder snapped a four-game losing streak on Matchday 21. Their 2-0 win at Mainz has eased the pressure on manager Alexander Nouri and means that the visitors, who are third from bottom, are now just three points behind this week's opponents.

Serge Gnabry opened the scoring for Werder in their 2-0 win in Mainz on Matchday 21.

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Match Stats

  • Wolfsburg have 22 points and Werder Bremen have 19. For both teams, this is a club record low after 21 matchdays.
  • If Wolfsburg lose by two goals, they will drop behind the visitors in the standings.
  • The Wolves have scored just twice in their last four matches in all competitions.
  • Werder picked up their first points of 2017 with victory against Mainz.
  • The visitors last won on a Friday over four years ago - a 2-0 win against Hannover 96 in February 2013. Since then they have lost seven and drawn two of nine matches they played on Friday.
  • Werder's 2-1 win over Wolfsburg in September came after their worst ever start to the season – a run of four straight defeats. It was also Alexander Nouri’s first victory as Werder manager.

The Venue - Volkswagen Arena