Things have picked up for SV Werder Bremen and Bayer 04 Leverkusen of late.
Things have picked up for SV Werder Bremen and Bayer 04 Leverkusen of late.
Bundesliga

Much-improved Bremen host in-form Leverkusen

SV Werder Bremen will look to extend their unbeaten run to three matches when in-form Bayer 04 Leverkusen come to the Weser Stadium on Saturday (kick-off 18:30CEST/16:30GMT).

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After narrowly losing to 1. FSV Mainz 05 in Alexander Nouri's first match as interim coach, the Green-Whites have moved out of the relegation zone thanks to a 2-1 win over VfL Wolfsburg and a 2-2 draw with SV Darmstadt 98. Delighted by the club's about-turn in fortunes, the Bremen hierarchy have since confirmed Nouri will remain in charge of first-team affairs until the end of the campaign.

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Leverkusen's form has also picked up in recent weeks, with the Matchday 6 win at home to Borussia Dortmund taking Roger Schmidt's men into the top half of the standings - only two points outside the top four - for the first time this season. Plundering four goals in his last two Bundesliga outings, Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez has been instrumental to that run.

The venue - Weser Stadium