Werder Bremen would look to recover from their dreadful run of form that has seen them win just one of their league game since 14th of September.
Schalke are having a much better season and they come unbeaten in their last 4 games in all competitions.
Bremen have resorted to trying to avoid defeats this season instead of going for the win. They were beaten 3-1 by Borussia Monchengladbach in their last league game, that was their first loss in 7 competitive games, but they drew 5 and won one of those matches.
Schalke 04 are looking to return to the Champions League under David Wagner next season. They come into this game on the back of a 3-3 draw against Dusseldorf, their fine run of form has seen them lose just one of their last 9 competitive games and 5 of those games have been wins for them.
Bremen would be without Ludwig Augustinsson, Kevin Mohwald, Niklas Moisander who are all injured.
Schalke would be without Salif Sane who remains injured while Nabil Bentaleb, Nastasic, and Ben Stambouli are doubts.
Head to Head
Bremen has dominated the most recent h2h between these sides. The home team has won all the last 4 matches between these teams and the last 9 games between these teams have all ended in wins and no draws.
Werder Bremen have made it tough for teams to beat them this season but they have also struggled for wins. They have lost just one of their last 5 but they have drawn three and won just one of those games.
Bremen last 5 matches in all competitions: DDWDL
Schalke are enjoying a better season as they have won two of their last three games and lost none of their last four.
Schalke last 5 matches in all competitions: LDWWD
Werder Bremen are giving teams more than enough chances to win them when they play at home, and all their home games this season has seen goals scored.
Bremen hasn’t been involved in a goalless game in their last 46 league encounters and both teams have scored in all their home league games this season.
Schalke are a better side when they play away from home as they have won three of their last four away games in the league and they scored at least 3 goals in those wins.
The visitors also have not been on the losing side in the first half of their away games this season either winning or going into the break with a draw.
Amine Harit has scored in Schalke’s three away wins this season and he could be a good anytime scorer here.