FC Schalke 04 is hosting Werder Bremen at VELTINS-Arena in round 29 of German Bundesliga.
Schalke has 3 losses, 9 conceded goals, and only 1 scored goal. They are now in 9th place in the standings with 37 points, 5 points away from the Europa League. In their latest Bundesliga match against Fortuna on the road earlier this week, Schalke had the lead in 53rd minute despite not showing anything in this match, but Fortuna turned things around in 5 minutes and they lost this match 2-1.
Werder are with 1 loss in their last three games, and are close to the edge of the relegation zone in Bundesliga. They are now in 17th place, still 6 points away from the safe zone. Rashica is still the leading goal scorer for Werder with 7 goals, while Osako and Klaassen added 4 goals each. The injury list for Werder with Mohwal, Fullkrug, Toprak, Pizarro, Philipp, and Plogmann all on the list. Bargfrede is suspended because of the yellow cards.
Schalke has lost three straight home games against Werder. Both Schalke and Werder are in terrible forms, and both teams need a win here to get out of their slumps.