Feb 8, 2014 at 2.30pm UK at ​Weserstadion
Werder Bremen
1-5
DortmundBorussia Dortmund
Aycicek (89')
di Santo (13'), Kobylanski (70')
FT(HT: 0-2)
Lewandowski (26', 85'), Mkhitaryan (41', 62'), Friedrich (48')
Friedrich (25'), Papastathopoulos (69')

Preview: Werder Bremen vs. Borussia Dortmund

Dortmund´s players celebrate during the German first division Bundesliga football match Borussia Dortmund vs FC Augsburg in the German city of Dortmund on January 25, 2014
© Getty Images
Sports Mole previews Werder Bremen's home Bundesliga clash against Borussia Dortmund on Saturday afternoon.

Werder Bremen host Borussia Dortmund on Saturday as both sides bid to improve their recent form; Bremen to avoid having to look over their shoulders and Dortmund if they are to catch Bayer Leverkusen.

Since Werder's impressive 1-0 win over Bayer before the winter break they have taken just one point from six available since.

It means that the side with the second-worst goal difference in the Bundesliga are now just three points above the relegation playoff spot currently occupied by Freiburg.

Dortmund have won just once in their last five league games, which came last Friday in a battle against bottom side Eintracht Braunschweig.

They are four points behind Leverkusen and 17 off leaders Bayern Munich, which means that they must start winning more than they lose or their hopes for another title will vanish.

For the hosts, both Clemens Fritz and Mehmet Ekici are pushing for starts, while Jurgen Klopp will have to make do without another defender, this time Mats Hummels, who faces a fortnight on the sidelines.

Recent form

Bremen: DLLWDL

Dortmund: WLDLDW

Possible starting lineups

Bremen: Wolf; Garcia, Fritz, Prodl, Gebre Selassie; Elia, Kroos, Makiadi, Junuzovic; Hunt; Petersen

Dortmund: Weidenfeller; Grosskreutz, Sokratis, Friedrich, Schmelzer; Bender, Sahin; Aubameyang, Mkhitaryan, Reus; Lewandowski

Sports Mole says: 1-2

New generic football image
Read Next:
Result: Werder squeeze past Augsburg
>
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole



Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Borussia DortmundDortmund11003033
2Bayern Munich11003123
3Hertha Berlin11002023
4Schalke 04Schalke11002023
5Hannover11001013
6Borussia MonchengladbachBorussia M'bach11001013
7Hamburger SV11001013
8Hoffenheim11001013
9Eintracht FrankfurtFrankfurt10100001
10Freiburg10100001
11Augsburg100101-10
12FC Koln100101-10
13Mainz 05100101-10
14Werder Bremen100101-10
15Bayer LeverkusenB. Leverkusen100113-20
16RB Leipzig100102-20
17Stuttgart100102-20
18Wolfsburg100103-30