Werder will try to maintain their positive track after the winter break in front of Hoffenheim, starting at 3:30pm local time on Sunday. The match will be played on Weserstadion in Bremen under the command of Martin Petersen.
Bremen is the weakest team at home this season receiving twice the goals scored. Last round was the first time when Florian Kohfeldt's students didn’t conceive. Hoffenheim is a very fierce away team apparently having a favorite score (2-1). Direct meetings are close with many draws and not too many goals.
Bremen has a half injured team including 2 big absentees - Gebre Selassie and Moisander (suspended) while Hoffenheim can’t count on Baumann and Belfodil.
Hoffenheim has scored in each of the last 12 games in the Bundesliga with at least 2 goals being surpassed only by Leipzig and Bayern on their strike. Bremen have not lost in the last 5 matches with Sargent in the starting team while the veteran Pizzaro is only 3 goals away from a historic achievement - 200 goals in the Bundesliga.
Bremen: Pavlenka - Veljkovic, Vogt, Toprak - Bittencourt, M. Eggestein, Sahin, Klaassen (c), Friedl - Sargent, Rashica
Hoffenheim: Pentke - Posch, Nordtveit, Hübner (c), Skov - Rudy, Grillitsch, Geiger - Dabbur, Kramaric, Baumgartner