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Bundesliga season preview: SV Werder Bremen

With not long until the 2016/17 Bundesliga season gets underway, it is high time to put each club's upcoming campaign under the microscope. bundesliga.com's previews will provide you with all you need to know ahead of the big kick-off on 26 August…

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Next up are SV Werder Bremen

The question on all Bremen fans' lips is whether their club can avoid another prolonged relegation battle. A final-day victory over Eintracht Frankfurt secured 13th-place last season, but aside from a top-ten finish in 2014/15, Die Grün-Weißen have flirted uncomfortably close to the drop zone in the last few seasons.

Watch highlights: Bremen beat Frankfurt to stay up

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After another brush with the drop last term, coach Viktor Skripnik will be aiming for a comfortable mid-table finish this time around.

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New faces

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Coach

Key man

Key dates

Die Grün-Weißen are involved in the season opener on 26 August, Skripnik's side travelling south to face the champions FC Bayern München. Things get slightly less daunting after that, although Bremen do welcome northern rivals VfL Wolfsburg on Matchday 5.

Click here to see Bremen's full schedule

Home ground

Bremen play their home games at the Weser Stadium, a 42,100-capacity arena in the east of the city.

Watch: get to know the Weser Stadium in the exclusive video tour below