- Darmstadt coach Frings returns to club where he made his name.
- Lilies yet to pick up a point on the road this term.
- Bremen's Gnabry in fine form in front of goal.
Werder hung on for a 2-1 win at Wolfsburg on Matchday 22, Alexander Nouri’s side climbing out of the bottom three as a result. Serge Gnabry followed up his goal in the win over Mainz with a fine brace against Wolfsburg and the former Arsenal attacker will hope to add to his 10-goal tally for the season against the under-pressure visitors.
For their part, Darmstadt could not hold on to a second-half lead against Augsburg and slipped to a 2-1 defeat last weekend. Ten points behind Werder in the table, the Lilies desperately need to pick up their first points on the road this season - at the 11th attempt. An intriguing subplot surrounds the return of Darmstadt's new coach Torsten Frings to the club where he made his name in the early 2000s.
- Werder could win three games in a row for the first time in two years.
- Nouri’s side have taken more points away from home this season (12) than at home (10).
- Gnabry got the first brace of his Bundesliga career in the win over Wolfsburg. He also scored in a 2-2 draw with Darmstadt in October - only one of his 10 goals this season has come at home.
- Darmstadt are unbeaten in six matches against Werder. This is only their third season in the Bundesliga since the most recent defeat against the home side in November 1978.
- Lilies boss Frings is a Werder legend: he spent over 11 years in Bremen over two separate spells as a player and was assistant manager at the club at the start of this season.
- Werder defender Luca Caldirola spent last season on loan at Darmstadt. The Italian played every minute as the newly-promoted club managed to stay up.