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

Preview: Werder Bremen vs. Borussia Dortmund

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

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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Borussia DortmundDortmund17133144182642
2Bayern Munich17113336181836
3Borussia MonchengladbachBorussia M'bach17103436181833
4RB Leipzig1794431171431
5Wolfsburg178452722528
6Eintracht FrankfurtFrankfurt1783634231127
7Hoffenheim176743223925
8Hertha Berlin176652627-124
9Bayer LeverkusenB. Leverkusen177372629-324
10Werder Bremen176472829-122
11Freiburg175662125-421
12Mainz 05175661722-521
13Schalke 04Schalke175392024-418
14Fortuna DusseldorfDusseldorf175391933-1418
15Augsburg173682529-415
16Stuttgart1742111235-2314
17Hannover1725101735-1811
18Nuremberg1725101438-2411

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