Relegation threatened Werder Bremen need a result when they host Wolfsburg on Sunday.
Bremen failed to build on a win over Schalke when they were thrashed at home by Eintracht Frankfurt in mid-week.
Two Stefan Ilsanker goals condemned Bremen to a 16th league defeat of the season and they are in the division’s bottom three.
Frankfurt also got the better of Wolfsburg in the league, recording a 2-1 away victory last weekend.
A late Daichi Kamada goal earned Frankfurt all three points to leave Wolfsburg just outside of the Champions League spots.
Bundesliga form: Werder Bremen W2 D1 L2; Wolfsburg W2 D1 L2
Bundesliga top scorers
Werder Bremen – Milot Rashica 7 goals
Wolfsburg – Wout Weghorst 11 goals
Leonardo Bittencourt and star man Milot Rashica were rotated in mid-week; however both should return to the team here.
Ludwig Augustinsson could shake off a muscle injury; however both Nuri Sahin and Omer Toprak remain out.
Felix Klaus is available after suspension, but Renato Steffen will drop out for Wolfsburg due to a ban of his own.
Paulo Otávio is expected to miss the rest of the season, as is William and Ignacio Camacho .
Expected starting XI’s
Werder Bremen (4-2-3-1): Pavlenka; Selassie, Moisander, Veljokvic, Augustinsson; Vogt, Eggestein; Bittencourt, Klaassen, Rashica; Selke
Wolfsburg (4-4-2): Casteels; Mbabu, Pongracic, Brooks, Gerhardt; Mehmedi, Arnold, Schlager, Victor; Brekalo, Weghorst
Result: Draw (5/2 with Coral)
Correct Score: 2-2 (12/1 with Coral)
Anytime Goalscorer: Milot Rashica (9/4 with Bet 365)
Odds correct at time of article (11:45, 05/06), they are subject to change