|Werder Bremen: Wiese; Fritz, Mertesacker, Proedl, Silverstre; Frings, Bargfrede, Wesley, Trinks; Wagner, Pizarro.
|Moenchengladbach: Bailly; Jantschke, Stranzl, Dante, Daems; Marx, Neustaedter, Arango, Reus, Idrissou.
- Werder Bremen have failed to keep a clean sheet in 10 games now, the longest record of its sort in the Bundesliga this season.
- Claudio Pizarro has scored in each of his last five games against Gladbach for Bremen.
- In total, Werder have scored 134 goals against Gladbach in Bundesliga history while die Fohlen's tally in the fixture is 130.
- The two teams have the worst defences in the league with Saturday's home side conceding 51 and Borussia shipping 59 goals in total.
- Hugo Almeida remains Bremen's top scorer in the Bundesliga with nine goals despite departing the club for Beskitas in January for €2 million.
- Gladbach have struggled on recent visits to the Weserstadion, picking up only four points from their last 20 visits and scoring a paltry five goals in the process.
- Lucien Favre's side's win over Hoffenheim last weekend was their second consecutive home victory in a row. Previously the club had not won a Bundesliga game at Borussia Park this season (three draws and eight defeats).
- Moenchengladbach's last victory in Bremen came 24 years ago. In March 1987 the North Rhine-Westphalian club beat Werder 7-1 away from home, their record Bundesliga away victory. Coincidentally the result is also die Werderaner's record home defeat in the league.
- Gladbach remain bottom of the Bundesliga and have 11 games left to make up a four-point deficit.
October 23, 2010: Borussia Moenchengladbach 1-4 Werder Bremen
Bremen thrashed Gladbach at Borussia Park back in October with goals coming from Marko Marin, Wesley, Aaron Hunt and Claudio Pizarro. Per Mertesacker's own goal gave die Fohlen a consolation.