• Bremen keen to avoid a third straight defeat this season.
  • Gladbach made a five-game losing start to last term, but have already won one this campaign.
  • Foals in action after their UEFA Champions League season debut at Manchester City.

SV Werder Bremen will be seeking to put a hald to their downward spiral this season against a Borussia Mönchengladbach side who know all about that this Saturday (kick-off 18:30CEST/16:30GMT).

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Gladbach started last season with five straight defeats, which led to Lucien Favre resigning and Andre Schubert taking charge. They have made a better start this time around, though (W1 L1), but are looking to bounce back from last weekend's surprise defeat against SC Freiburg.

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Bremen went ahead against FC Augsburg on Matchday 2, but they let their lead slip to slump to a second straight defeat which, in addition to their DFB Cup elimination, has ensured a false start to the season. Viktor Skripnik's men will hope to welcome their top-scorer from last season, Claudio Pizarro, back to help them out of a delicate situation.

Without a win yet this season, Werder would like to see Pizarro back in action on Matchday 3. © imago

Match Facts

  • Gladbach have lost just one of their last seven meetings with Werder.
  • FC Bayern München are the only team to have inflicted more Bundesliga defeats on Gladbach (45) than Bremen (38).
  • Gladbach defender Jannik Vestergaard made 48 appearances for former club Bremen.
  • Bremen last started a season with three consecutive Bundesliga defeats in 1998.
  • Werder have collected just one point from their last five Bundesliga trips to Gladbach.
  • The Green-Whites have conceded a league-high eight goals after two matches this season.