• There have been 50 northern derbies in the Bundesliga between Bremen and Hannover. Werder have won 26 of those, drawing 13 and losing 11.
  • Werder have won their last two home games against Hannover without conceding (2-0, 3-0). 96 have won just one of 25 Bundesliga away games in the Weserstadion – a 2-1 victory in March 2003 thanks to a Fredi Bobic brace.
  • The two sides’ reserve teams met last weekend (October 26th) in the fourth division. Hannover won 9-2 at home, with Deniz Kadah – also a first-team player – scoring four times.
  • With 13 points picked up after the first 10 games, Hannover are having their worst season under Mirko Slomka (in charge since January 2010).
  • Hannover have lost all four of their away games this season without scoring. A run this like has only happened twice before in the Bundesliga: Hannover also did it in 1971/72, while Bremen did the same in 1966/67.
  • Werder have scored just nine goals in the first 10 games of the campaign. The last time Bremen were as goal-shy was 39 years ago, in the 1974/75 season (7 goals scored).
  • Bremen have had an average of 42.5% possession this season – only Braunschweig have had less (42.2%). The promoted side are also the only team with fewer clear-cut chances (6) than Werder (10, followed by Hannover with 11).
  • Hannover have received the most yellow cards (28) and committed the most fouls (190). 96 have also been involved in three of the four games that have seen at least two red cards.
  • Mame Diouf, who suffered the fastest sending-off for two yellow cards in Bundesliga history (12th minute), and Marcelo are both suspended for Hannover’s trip to the Weserstadion.
  • Werder manager Robin Dutt and 96-sporting director Dirk Dufner worked together at Freiburg from 2007 to 2011 and celebrated the club’s Bundesliga promotion in 2008.
  • Hannover’s Christian Schulz (2002-2007) and Leon Andreasen (2005-2007) both used to play in Bremen colours.