The last meeting: The last competitive meeting between the sides took place on 22nd March 1981. Back then, Erwin Kostedde scored the equaliser for Werder in the 84th minute as they drew 1-1 in the second division.
Familiar faces: Werder striker Marvin Ducksch will face his former side this weekend, while it will also be a reunion for Fin Bartels. The latter spent six years in Green-White before moving back to his hometown club. Ducksch will also be familiar with this weekend’s opponent, having spent 18 months on loan at Kiel in 2017. He scored five goals in 16 third-division matches during this time.
The table: Holstein Kiel have 14 points from the first 14 games and are currently in 16th place. The Storks have struggled this term, after having nearly gained promotion to the Bundesliga last term, and are locked in a relegation fight. However, a win on Saturday would lift them up into 11th place. Werder meanwhile will be looking to keep pace with the rest of the top half of the table, and could move into eighth place with a win.
Contributors: WERDER.DE and Opta.