• Werder Bremen have lost just one of their 18 competitive games against TSG Hoffenheim (W10, D7). That defeat came on the opening day of the 2010/11 campaign in Sinsheim (4-1). SVW have won six of the subsequent 12 clashes (D6).
  • Nouri’s men average 2.0 points per Bundesliga game against Hoffenheim – their joint-best return against a current top-flight outfit (same as vs Freiburg).
  • TSG had won 31 points after matchday 17 – 15 more than SVW (16). Since then, however, Hoffenheim have accumulated more (29 vs 27).
  • Werder’s 11-game unbeaten run (W9, D2) came to an end in Cologne last weekend (34). Despite this, they have claimed a league-high 29 points over the last 12 matchdays.
  • Hoffenheim suffered their fourth defeat of the season last weekend in Dortmund (2-1) – all four losses have come after Christmas and on the road. They followed up the previous three defeats with a home win but they won’t get a chance to maintain that run this weekend.
  • Bremen have won their last five Bundesliga home games (F12, A1) – their best run of consecutive victories at the Weserstadion within a single season since 2007/08 (8 between September and December 2007).
  • Hoffenheim have scored in each of their last 18 league games – a club record and the longest ongoing run in the division. They have been kept at bay just twice this term – a league-low (same as SVW).
  • Bremen have scored more than once in each of their last eight league games – a top-flight club record.
  • Games involving Werder this term have featured a total of 110 goals – a league-high. They are yet to play out a goalless draw in 2016/17.
  • Max Kruse has scored in Bremen’s last four home games. He has netted seven goals in 11 Bundesliga outings vs TSG – more than against any other side.
  • Only Bayern’s Robert Lewandowski (18) has had a hand in more goals in 2017 than Bremen’s Max Kruse (17) and Hoffenheim’s Andrej Kramaric (13).