Bavarians will look to advance to second or first in the German league table, while the Hanseatic side will be keen to leapfrog their hosts 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 marks are tactical. Heynckes experimented with Philipp Lahm in defensive midfield in training on Thursday, and just might use the captain in such a role. As well, it is uncertain as to whether Jerome Boateng or Rafinha will start on the right of defence.
Bremen, meanwhile, have 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|
- Bayern Munich have lost two consecutive Bundesliga matches, and three of their last five.
- The Bavarians have been defeated 26 times by Werder: more than any other side.
- FCB have not lost in their last seven meetings with Bremen.
- Werder Bremen are undefeated in their last five games away to Bayern.
- Should they 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.