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Professionals, 3. February 2023

Pre-match facts: VfB vs. Werder Bremen

Key facts and figures on SV Werder Bremen’s visit to the Mercedes-Benz Arena on Sunday.

Record against Bremen

Overall: 111 games, 39 wins, 34 draws, 38 defeats, 169:187 goal difference

In the Bundesliga: 107 games, 38 wins, 34 draws, 35 defeats, 167:181 goal difference

Looking back

The teams shared the spoils in a 2-2 draw on Matchday 2 of the current campaign. Wataru Endo and Silas turned the game on its head after VfB had fallen behind early on, but the hosts had the last laugh at the Weserstadion thanks to Oliver Burke’s 95th-minute equaliser. Stuttgart are unbeaten in their last six meetings with Bremen (W4 D2), a run stretching back to December 2017.


While VfB are unbeaten in their last four Bundesliga home games (W3 D1), Bremen have lost their last three on their travels. They were beaten 7-1 by 1. FC Köln in their most recent away game – the club’s fifth-biggest Bundesliga defeat.


Tiago Tomas remains sidelined with a torn abdominal muscle, while Silas is also still unavailable.

Bremen trio Felix Agu, Romano Schmid and Manuel Mbom are short of match fitness, and Mitchell Weiser is suspended after being shown his fifth yellow card of the season in Werder’s last game against VfL Wolfsburg.