On Saturday, Werder Bremen will face Schalke at the Weserstadion in the Bundesliga to win consecutive games.
Following back-to-back victories, the River Islanders saw a fall in form, losing their next two games in a row, with a humiliating cup exit sandwiched in between. They were eliminated in the second round by Paderborn of the second tier, who triumphed 5-4 on penalties after the two teams had played to a 2-2 draw.
Ole Werner’s team defeated Hertha Berlin last weekend by 1-0 to get back on the winning track. With 18 points from 12 games, Werder moved to eighth place in the Bundesliga standings.
Schalke, whose 30-year record in the Bundesliga ended last year with relegation, mounted an immediate comeback by winning the 2.Bundesliga. However, the Royal Blues have had a dismal start to life in the top division, winning just one of their first 12 games and losing their past six. The North Rhine-Westphalia team is at the bottom of the standings with just six points and has become an early front-runner for relegation.
Date and kickoff time
Saturday, November 5 2022
UK: 5:30 PM
CET: 6:30 PM
Eastern Time: 12:30 PM
Central Time: 11:30 PM
Mountain Time: 10:30 AM
Pacific Time: 09:30 AM
Gulf Standard Time: 8:30 PM
Indian Standard Time: 10:00 PM
How to watch Werder Bremen vs Schalke live stream online and on TV channel
Bundesliga fans in the UK can watch the Bremen vs Schalke game on Sky Sports Football, while US fans can watch it on ESPN+.
UK and Ireland: Sky Sports Football
US: ESPN+ and ESPN App
Canada: Sports World Now
Australia: Kayo Sports
India: Sony LIV
Felix Agu won’t be available for Bremen on Friday due to a knee issue, and Jean Manuel Mbom is still out with an Achilles tendon rupture.
Oliver Burke is expected to be called upon from the bench of substitutes, as Werner is unlikely to make any changes to his starting XI after winning the last match.
Schalke, meanwhile, will be missing Thomas Ouwejan, Dominick Drexler, Jordan Larsson, Leo Greiml, Rodrigo Zalazar, Marcin Kaminski, and Timothee Kolodziejczak.
At left-back, Tobias Mohr will likely take the place of Ouwejan, while Simon Terodde, who was benched against Freiburg the last time out, might start again.
Werder Bremen Bundesliga form:
W, W, L, L, W
Schalke 04 Bundesliga form:
L, L, L, L, L
Werder Bremen possible starting lineup:
Pavlenka; Pieper, Veljkovic, Stark; Weiser, Gruev, Schmid, Bittencourt, Jung; Fullkrug, Ducksch
Schalke 04 possible starting lineup:
Schwolow; Brunner, Yoshida, Matriciani, Mohr; Krauss, Kral; Polter, Mollet, Bulter; Terrode
Werder Bremen 3-1 Schalke 04
Werder has an excellent record against Schalke, who have also struggled since returning to the top division. The odds favour the home team winning.