• Bremen's 1-0 victory earlier this season ended a run of 10 Bundesliga games without a win against Leverkusen (D6 L4). Werder's previous victory over Bayer 04 was a 1-0 win in May 2008 (the goalscorer on the day was Mesut Özil).
  • Bayer Leverkusen are unbeaten in their last 12 Bundesliga games under manager Sascha Lewandowski across multiple seasons (W9 D3). Their last defeat under him was a 2-1 loss to Bayern in March 2013.
  • With an average of 2.02 points per game, Lewandowski is Leverkusen's best Bundesliga manager of all time (at least nine games in charge required).
  • Werder have lost their last two away games (3-0 in Mainz and 5-2 in Munich) – the last time they suffered three successive defeats away from home within one Bundesliga season was in the first half of the 2011/12 campaign.
  • Leverkusen could climb to third, stay fourth our slip down to fifth. A win would confirm a fourth-place finish and would also ensure third place should Schalke also lose to Nürnberg.
  • Bayer 04 are the league's best tackling side together with Wolfsburg (both 52.6% of challenges won).
  • Four of Werder's last five goals have come from counter attacks. Only Leverkusen and Hannover have scored as many goals on the break in the second half of the season as Bremen (5).
  • Robin Dutt was Leverkusen's manager in 2011/12, but was let go after matchday 28 in the Bundesliga following five successive defeats in all competitions (including a 7-1 loss in Barcelona) – Sascha Lewandowski and Sami Hyypiä took over the reins following his dismissal.
  • Sebastian Boenisch made 55 Bundesliga appearances for Bremen from 2007-12 (one goal), while Clemens Fritz played 43 games for Leverkusen from 2003 to 2006 (two goals). Simon Rolfes was a youth and reserve player for SVW, but never played for them in the Bundesliga.
  • Leverkusen's sporting director Rudi Völler scored 97 of his 132 Bundesliga goals for Bremen (in 137 games between 1982 and 1987). Only Marco Bode has scored more top-flight goals for Werder (101, Frank Neubarth also scored 97).