VfB Stuttgart host fellow strugglers SV Werder Bremen in a meeting of the Bundesliga's leakiest defences on Sunday (kick-off 15:30CET/14:30GMT).

History

Top facts

  • On current form, Bremen are the worst side in the league, having lost eight of their last ten.
  • No other teams have suffered more defeats than Stuttgart (ten) and Bremen (nine) since the season began.
  • Stuttgart's ten-point return after 14 matches is their worst ever start to a season. Bremen, currently on 13 points, were worse off only once before at this juncture - 41 years ago.
  • Bremen shipped a league-high 24 goals from set-pieces last season. This term, they have conceded fewer goals from dead-ball scenarios than any other team (two).
  • Werder have won all three of their Sunday fixtures so far in 2015/16.

Possible line-ups

Stuttgart: Tyton - Schwaab, Baumgartl, Sunjic, Insua - Rupp - Schwaab, Gentner (c) - Didavi - Maxim, Werner

Absentees: Langerak (knee), Klein (neck), Ginczek (back), Harnik (knee)

Bremen: Wiedwald – Gebre Selassie, Galvez, Vestergaard, S. Garcia – Bartels, Fritz (c), Bargfrede, Junuzovic, Grillitsch - Ujah

Absentees: Wolf (hip), U. Garcia (knee), Aycicek (unavailable), Yildirim (fitness), Johannsson (hip)