• Nouri's Bremen unbeaten in last two matches.
  • Leverkusen beat Dortmund on Matchday 6.
  • Chicharito with four goals in last two Bundesliga outings.

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).

Have you made good use of your unlimited Official Fantasy Bundesliga transfers? You have until the Matchday 7 kick-off to make as many changes as you like to your team, so don't delay!

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.

Head to the Match Centre for more information.

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.

With four goals in his last two games, Chicharito has hit form at a good time for Leverkusen. © imago

Match Facts

  • After starting the season with four successive Bundesliga defeats, Bremen are unbeaten in their last two (four points from six).
  • Bremen were without a win in seven matches, before beating Leverkusen 4-1 in the clubs' last meeting.
  • FC Bayern München are the only Bundesliga team against whom Leverkusen have a worse head-to-head record than Bremen.
  • Leverkusen are chasing their third successive Bundesliga win.
  • No Bundesliga team has scored more goals in the final 15 minutes of matches this season than Leverkusen (six out of ten).
  • Bayer start the weekend in the top half of the table for only the second time this season.

The venue - Weser Stadium