The Bavarians will look to advance to second or first in the German league table, while the Hanseatic side will be keen to leapfrog its host into third in Saturday's clash.
Boateng, Van Buyten, Badstuber, Lahm
Kroos, Luiz Gustavo
Robben, Muller, Ribery
Sokratis, Wolf, Naldo, Ignjovski
Fritz, Bargfrede, Hunt
With the exception of the injured Bastian Schweinsteiger and suspended Anatoliy Tymoshchuk, Jupp Heynckes should have a full squad available to face Bremen. Toni Kroos left training on Thursday due to illness but is expected to be fit. The only question mark is whether Jerome Boateng or Rafinha will start on the right of defense, a tactical decision for the trainer.
Bremen, meanwhile, has received a boost as Claudio Pizarro and Clemens Fritz have been pronounced fit to play, after missing training earlier this week. Tim Wiese, however, is ruled out as he mourns the death of his father. Mikael Silvestre, Tim Borowski, and Denni Avdic are all unavailable.
||DID YOU KNOW|
- The Bavarians has been defeated 26 times by Werder: more than any other side.
- FCB has not lost in its last seven meetings with Bremen.
- Werder Bremen is undefeated in its last five games away to Bayern.
- Should it avoid defeat on Saturday, the Hanseatic side will be the first team in Bundesliga history to go six games without losing away to the Munich giants.
- Claudio Pizarro has scored 11 goals in the Bundesliga this season: only Klaas-Jan Huntelaar and Mario Gomez exceed his tally.