Werner on the opposition: “Stuttgart are a team characterised by their speed, especially up front. They can change positions well and switch the play very quickly. We want to control this pace, defend well and react quickly to any changes. We also, of course, have to be effective in possession, have clear ideas and to control the game over long phases. Our attitude in defence and our compactness will be important, in that, if necessary, we can take the pace out of the game. That is our main task if we want to hold our own against a team as quick as Stuttgart.”
The last game between the two sides: VfB Stuttgart came out on top in both games during the 2020/21 Bundesliga season. After a 1-2 home defeat in the first half of the season and a 0-1 loss away, VfB extended their head-to-head record against Werder. The Schwabens are undefeated in their last five games against the Green-Whites (4 wins, 1 draw).
Old acquaintances: There have been 107 meetings between the two sides. Bremen have scored more against VfB Stuttgart than any other side in the Bundesliga (179 goals).
Werder’s star man: Marvin Ducksch was directly involved in six of Werder’s ten shots on goal during the season opener against Wolfsburg (two shots/four key passes) – no player was involved in more during matchday 1.