• Nürnberg haven’t lost to Bremen in their last five Bundesliga meetings (W2 D3) – their last defeat was a 3-1 loss at home in March 2011. The last time Werder waited longer for a Bundesliga win against FCN was in the 1960s (seven games).
  • Against no other side have Nürnberg scored more Bundesliga goals than they have against Bremen (87). However, only HSV (127) have scored more goals against FCN than Bremen (111).
  • Nürnberg have collected more points since the winter break (12) than they did in the entire first half of the season (11). After failing to win any of their opening 17 matches, FCN have now won four of their six games in 2014 (two defeats).
  • Werder’s tally of 26 goals after 23 games is their worst since 1995/96.
  • Bremen have only lost one of their 11 games against sides currently in the bottom half of the table (W4 D6) – a 3-0 defeat to Frankfurt in mid-September.
  • Bremen haven’t won any of their last seven away games (D3 L4). Their last victory on the road was a 2-0 win in Hamburg at the end of September. Their last win in a competitive game away from northern Germany came in February 2013 (4-1 in Stuttgart).
  • Nürnberg have already hit the post or crossbar 20 times in 2013/14 – a league-high and is already double their tally from last season. Only Braunschweig (15 times) have profited from sides hitting the woodwork more often than Bremen (13 times).
  • Nürnberg have faced the most shots in the league (404), while Bremen have allowed the second-most (400).
  • Bremen’s Eljero Elia has made 99 Bundesliga appearances (11 goals, 14 assists). Four of his 11 goals have come against FCN. He hasn’t scored more than once against any other side.
  • Against no other side has Raphael Schäfer conceded as many goals as he has against Bremen (35 in 14 games). The Nürnberg goalkeeper has saved the most clear-cut chances this season (27).