Bremen – Bayer 04 Leverkusen have lost on their last two visits to SV Werder Bremen, a sorry streak Roger Schmidt's men will be keen to end on Saturday (kick-off 15:30CEST/13:30GMT).

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Top facts

  • Bremen have won just two of their last 14 games against Leverkusen, though both of those victories came in the northerners' last two home fixtures against Die Werkself.
  • Bremen have not finished ahead of Leverkusen in the table since they ended the 2009/10 campaign third with their Matchday 7 opponents fourth.
  • Since, Bremen's best finish is ninth while Leverkusen have qualified for European competition every season.
  • Christoph Kramer has not scored a Bundesliga goal in 2015. His last goal came against Bremen on 17 December, 2014.
  • The match sees two of the Bundesliga's best free-kick exponents face off: Bremen's Zlatko Junuzovic and Leverkusen's Hakan Calhanoglu.

Possible line-ups

Bremen: Wiedwald – Gebre Selassie, Lukimya, Vestergaard, S. Garcia – Fritz, Galvez, Junuzovic, Sternberg – Ujah, Johannsson

Absentees: U. Garcia (toe), Bargfrede (suspended), Bartels (suspended), Yildirim (knee), Von Haacke (thigh), Wolf

Leverkusen: Leno – Donati, Tah, Papadopoulos, Wendell – Kramer, Kampl – Bellarabi, Calhanoglu – Kiessling, Hernandez

Absentees: Hilbert (knee), Jedvaj, Toprak, Aranguiz