Bremen - Struggling SV Werder Bremen will be the latest club to attempt to stop FC Bayern München and their free-scoring sensation Robert Lewandowski when the two sides meet at the Weser Stadium on Saturday (kick-off 15:30 CEST/13:30 GMT).

History

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Top facts

  • Bayern have the best record of any club in Bundesliga history after eight games, and can become the first team to begin a season with nine straight wins if they beat Werder.
  • Werder would equal a club record of five straight defeats by losing to Bayern. They have achieved that unwelcome feat on five separate occasions, most recently in 2012.
  • Bayern have lost more games against Bremen (26) than against any other club, although they are undefeated in the fixture since a 5-2 home defeat in 2008. Bayern have won the last ten competitive meetings between the two clubs.
  • Die Grün-Weißen have scored just seven goals in eight matches, their lowest total for 41 years (in 1974/75, they had scored just four).
  • Werder have required an average of 16 shots for each goal scored this term, the most in the division. Bayern, by contrast, have required the least shots per goal (six).
  • In their Bundesliga history, Werder have conceded 998 goals at home, and could become the first club to hit the 1,000-mark this weekend.

Possible line-ups

Bremen: Wiedwald - Gebre Selassie, Lukimya, Vestergaard, S. Garcia - Fritz, Fröde, Junuzovic, Öztunali - Ujah, Bartels

Bayern: Neuer - Lahm, Javi Martinez, Boateng, Alaba - Robben, Xabi Alonso, Thiago, Douglas Costa - T. Müller, Lewandowski