• None of the last 15 BL meetings between the two sides have ended in a draw, with Werder winning 10 of them. The last time they shared the spoils was in a 1-1 draw in Berlin on 6th November 2004. Hertha have won three of their last four home games against Werder (1 defeat).
  • After being in sixth at the winter break, Hertha BSC placed 17th in a table representing the second half of the season with just 13 points. Only Hamburg have collected fewer points in 2014 (11 points).
  • Hertha have won just one of their last 12 Bundesliga games (D4, L7) and also just one of their 8 BL home matches in 2014 (D2, L5). They beat Braunschweig 2-0 at home on matchday 32.
  • Werder lost their final three away games of last season. Their last win on the road came in Hannover on 30th March (2-1). The last time Bremen suffered three consecutive away defeats within a BL season was in the first half of the 2011/12 campaign.
  • Werder averaged just 41.9% possession in 2013/14 (only Braunschweig’s figure was lower, 41.8%). Bremen had previously averaged more than 50% possession in every season since Opta started collecting detailed statistics in 2004/05.
  • With seven goals, Nils Petersen was Bremen’s top scorer last season together with Aaron Hunt – the top scorers at every other club had more goals to their name.
  • Werder’s top points-scorer last season, Aaron Hunt (7 goals + 6 assists) has left the club. The Bremen youth product was with the club for 10 Bundesliga campaigns and made 215 BL appearances for SVW.
  • The capital club will have to deal with the departure of top goalscorer Adrian Ramos (16 goals), who was involved in 53% of Hertha’s goals in 2013/14 (21 of 40). Julian Schieber, who has joined from BVB, has been tasked with filling the Colombian’s boots up front.
  • Jos Luhukay lost the 2010 cup semi-final to Bremen whilst with FC Augsburg (2-0). Apart from losing in his last meeting with the side in May 2014 (2-0), that is his only defeat to Werder (W2, D4).