Previous meetings: SV and SSV have only met three times in the past, with two of the games being in the DFB-Pokal. The first league meeting between the two clubs was back in December 2021, when Werder came away with a 3-2 win after trailing 1-0. Leonardo Bittencourt, Marco Friedl and Marvin Ducksch were the goal scorers. The two cup games took place in 2021 and 2004 and SVW came out on top on both occasions.
The current league table: Werder are going into the final game of the season in second place with 60 points. A point against the 13th-placed Jahn Regensburg would be enough to seal promotion back to the Bundesliga. Werder’s head coach, however, has made it clear that his side are going into the game with one thing in mind: “We want to win this game. We’re not going to tactically play for a draw. You can’t play for 90 minutes looking to come away with a 0-0, because football matches are decided by individual moments. I think it makes sense for us to stick to our guns and do the things that have brought us success so far. It wouldn’t make sense to try something new on matchday 34.” If Werder win and league leaders Schalke lose, then SV would be crowned league champions. The coach’s feet, however, remain on the ground. “Of course we will have an eye on what is going on around us, especially going into the final few minutes. But it is important that we stick to the task and play our game,” he said.
Experts in the duels and from long distance: Werder (52.5%) and Regensburg (52.8%) have won the highest percentage of their duels of any teams in the league. Werder have also scored the most goals from long-range with twelve, one ahead of Regensburg who share second place with Nürnberg.
Ducksch’s record breaking season: Marvin Ducksch has seven direct goal contributions against Jahn Regensburg in the second division (4 goals, 3 assists), the most he has collected against any side. Ducksch’s haul of 20 league goals this campaign is also a personal best (19 have been for Werder). No Werder player has scored more goals in a league season since Miroslav Klose in 2005/06, when he scored 25 in the Bundesliga.