• Schalke have won each of their last five matches against Bremen (3-1 victory in the meeting earlier this season) – the Royal Blues have scored at least two goals in each of those games.
  • Currently, Bremen are only on longer losing runs in the Bundesliga against Borussia Dortmund and Bayern München (6 straight defeats against both) than against Schalke (5).
  • Werder earned a bit of breathing space in the relegation battle with their 2-1 away win in Hannover: The three points have taken Dutt’s side to 12th place and with 32 points to their name; they now have an eight-point lead over 16th (VfB Stuttgart).
  • Schalke are unbeaten in five Bundesliga matches, collecting 13 of a possible 15 points (W4, D1) – only Bayern have done the same in that timeframe. S04 have only lost once in their last 13 matches (5-1 to FCB on matchday 23, otherwise W4, D3).
  • S04 have conceded more than one goal in just one of their last 13 matches (in their 5-1 defeat to Bayern). They have kept eight clean sheets in that timeframe.
  • Werder have won just one of their last six home games (D3, L2) – a 1-0 victory against Hamburger SV on matchday 23.
  • Klaas-Jan Huntelaar has scored eight of the last 13 Schalke goals. Only Nürnberg’s Josip Drmic (10) has scored more goals since the winter break than Huntelaar (9).
  • Jen Keller’s Bundesliga record as a manager against Bremen reads three games, three wins and an 11:1 goal record. He beat Werder 6-0 with VfB Stuttgart on matchday 11 of the 2010/11 season – Keller’s biggest Bundesliga win to date as either a player or a manager.
  • Keller has a 1.87 points-per-game average with the Royal Blues – the highest of all Schalke managers in the Bundesliga (not including interim managers).
  • Robin Dutt’s only win as a manager against Schalke came in the first of his seven games against them to date (1-0 away victory with Freiburg in August 2009) – since then, he has recorded one draw and most recently five defeats against the Royal Blues.