• Bremen haven’t won any of their last 10 Bundesliga games against Leverkusen (D6, L4). The last time Werder beat Bayer 04 was a 1-0 win in Leverkusen in May 2008.
  • Werder are experiencing their worst season since 1974/75.
  • With just 28 points this calendar year, Bremen are currently the worst team in German professional football in 2013. No other side that has played in either the first, second or third division for the whole of 2013 has collected as few points as Werder.
  • Along with Hoffenheim, Werder have the league’s leakiest defence (37 goals conceded), matching the worst record in the club’s history for goals conceded.
  • Bremen also conceded 37 goals in the first 16 Bundesliga matchdays of the 1974/75 season.
  • Bayer 04 are having their second-best season in their Bundesliga history. 2001/02 was the only time they had more points (39) after 16 games than they do at the moment (37). A new club record for the first half of the season would be possible with a win in Bremen.
  • Bremen have conceded at least twice in each of their last seven games (25 in total, an average of 3.6 goals per game). Werder have lost their last two home games, conceding 10 goals in the process – more than ever before in two consecutive home games.
  • Just as they did between May and August 2013, Bayer 04 have won their last four competitive away games. Leverkusen haven’t secured more than four competitive away wins in a row since their promotion to the Bundesliga in 1979 – they could set a new club record.
  • Bayer 04’s three league defeats this season have come against sides that were lower down in the table at the time - Schalke and Frankfurt were 15th and Braunschweig were 18th.
  • Robin Dutt was Leverkusen manager in 2011/12, but was relieved of his duties after matchday 28 and five successive defeats in competitive matches – Sami Hyypiä and Sascha Lewandowski took over from him.
  • Bremen’s Raphael Wolf has saved just 36.4% of the shots on his goal (in comparison: Mielitz has saved 71.3%) and has conceded 14 goals in his first three Bundesliga appearances.