Did you know that…
…Werder Bremen have now played more Bundesliga matches than any other club?
Bremen are currently playing their 56th season in the top flight. Their Matchday 1 clash with Fortuna Düsseldorf was their 1,867th match in the Bundesliga, taking them past previous record-holders Hamburg (1,866 matches).
…TSG have a negative head-to-head record against Bremen?
The two teams have met in the Bundesliga on 22 previous occasions. Hoffenheim have only won three of those matches, with the other 19 producing nine draws and 10 defeats for the Kraichgau club.
…clashes with Werder are high-scoring affairs?
Goals are all but guaranteed in matches against Werder Bremen. The 22 previous meetings between the teams have produced 72 goals, an average of 3.3 per game. The fans will be hoping for more of the same on Saturday.
…this will be a meeting of two tough-tackling teams?
The two teams had some of the highest tackle win percentages in the Bundesliga last term: TSG won 54 percent of their challenges (third place), while Bremen finished top of the pile having won 62 percent of their tackles.