Werder Bremen and Hoffenheim will hope to get back to winning ways with a victory in this match after they both suffered losses in their last league games.
Werder Bremen have fallen 1 point behind a European place after suffering a loss in their last league match but this game offers them an opportunity to get back to winning ways and possibly into a European place.
They are currently 8th in the league table with 45 points from 32 games, just 2 points off Freiburg who are 5th in the league table.
A win in this match, and with other results favouring them, they could be back in a European place.
Their recent home form is excellent, they have 5 wins from their last 5 league games at home, scoring at least 2 goals in each of those matches.
TSG Hoffenheim have secured a place in Europe next season, a remarkable feat for them.
They had a great season that saw them win over Bayern Munich and recorded some other stunning results.
They are currently 4th in the league table with 58 points, just 2 points behind 3rd placed Borussia Dortmund and 11 points ahead of 5th placed Freiburg.
They have 3 wins from their last 6 games but have not won any of their last 3 away games.
Bremen: Wiedwald – Gebre Selassie, Sane, Veljkovic, Bauer – Delaney – Grillitsch, Junuzovic – Kruse – Bartels, Gnabry
Coach: Alexander Nouri
Absentees: Caldirola (broken foot), Garcia (neck), Moisander (suspended), Fritz (ankle), Hajrovic (knee), Eggestein (ankle)
Hoffenheim: Baumann – Süle, Vogt, Hübner – Kaderabek, Rudy, Zuber – Demirbay, Amiri – Wagner, Kramaric
Coach: Julian Nagelsmann
Results of each team’s last 5 matches across all leagues and competitions
|Werder Bremen last 5 matches (most recent first):|
|05/05/17||(a)1. FC Köln||4-3||L|
|TSG Hoffenheim last 5 matches (most recent first):|
|21/04/17||(a)1. FC Köln||1-1||D|
Last time they met: TSG Hoffenheim 1-1 Werder Bremen
Other fixtures taking place this week in the German Bundesliga:
German Bundesliga Table