Last meeting: We’ve faced Erzgebirge Aue twice before. The first meeting came in the 2008/09 DFB-Pokal, a 2-1 away win for Werder. Earlier this season we faced off at the wohninvest WESERSTADION. It was Ole Werner’s first game in charge of the club and he got off to a flying start with a superb 4-0 win. Romano Schmid, Milos Veljkovic, Marvin Ducksch and Niclas Füllkrug got on the scoresheet as Werder notched their biggest win of the season.
State of play: Relegation was confirmed for Erzgebirge Aue with a 6-0 loss to Darmstadt last time out. The hosts enter the game second from bottom with 23 points. Werder are also looking to leave the division, but in the opposite direction to our opponents. As it stands, Werder’s 57 points is good enough for third place and a play-off against a Bundesliga side for a place in the top division. SVW are level on points with second-placed Darmstadt, who have the better goal difference but have played a game more after losing on Friday. Schalke 04 lead the way by two points.
Füllkrug’s favourite opponent?: Füllkrug has scored six goals in six 2. Bundesliga games against Erzgebirge Aue, notching four assists to boot. That's more goal contributions than he has against any other team. His first ever goals in the division came against Aue on the 2nd November 2013 in a 6-2 victory for SpVgg Greuther Fürth – it was the first time that a player had ever scored four goals in one second-division game against Aue.
Werner remains unbeaten: Head coach Werner has yet to taste defeat in five league games against Erzgebirge Aue (4 wins, 1 draw). That is the most times he has faced any team while remaining undefeated. He has also enjoyed more victories than against any other side. “I would be delighted if we can build on that positive record,” grinned Werner.