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25.11.2023Bundesliga

Matchday news ahead of #SVWB04: Werkself face tough task in Bremen

The final international break of 2023 is over and now Bayer 04 start a busy run of fixtures up to the winter break. The first of eight games across all competitions before Christmas is today’s away fixture at Werder Bremen (kick-off: 15.30 CET). The latest updates on the game at the Weserstadion.
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#SVWB04 – match facts

The Werkself start matchday 12 top of the table with 31 out of a possible 33 points and Werder Bremen are currently twelfth. Werder have picked up ten of their eleven points this term at the Weserstadion. That puts them seventh in the home form table while they are seventeenth in the away table. The Werkself have won all away games this season with the exception of the 2-2 draw at Bayern Munich.

The record for Bayer 04 in Bremen over recent years is positive from a Black and Red perspective: The Werkself have earned three wins and two draws in the last five visits to the Weserstadion. The last away defeat was in October 2016 (1-2).

focus on Werder bremen

After three games without defeat, with Werder Bremen picking up five points, the team have made up ground in the table. The Green and Whites were fourteenth on matchday eight just two points above the relegation spots. The team led by coach Ole Werner are now in eleventh place after the 2-0 win against Union Berlin and the two 2-2 draws away to VfL Wolfsburg and at home to Eintracht Frankfurt. The gap to seventeenth place is now five points. Not yet comfortable but nevertheless a small cushion. Further information on today's opponents can be found in our lowdown on the next opponents.

full away allocation taken up

Ahead of today's game in the Hanseatic city, Bayer 04 have taken up the full allocation of away tickets. A total of 4,000 Bayer 04 fans are expected to get behind the Werkself in Bremen. Away tickets will not be on sale at the Weserstadion.

Petersen is the ref

The German Football Association (DFB) has appointed Martin Petersen as today's match referee. The 38-year-old referee has previously been in charge of six games involving the Werkself with an outcome of three wins, one draw and two defeats. Petersen will be assisted by Alexander Sather and Robert Wessel with Daniel Schlager in action as the VAR.

Werkself Radio And Live text updates

As usual, Werkself Radio is available for anybody unable to be at today's game. The audio broadcast begins 30 minutes before kick-off with commentary provided by Niko Hartmann and Cedric Pick. In addition, the live text update service will keep you up-to-date to ensure you don't miss any of the key match action. Both Werkself Radio and the live text update service are available at bayer04.de and on the Bayer 04 app.

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