Swabian rivals Augsburg and Stuttgart need points for very different objectives this Saturday
Swabian rivals Augsburg and Stuttgart need points for very different objectives this Saturday
Bundesliga

Stakes high in Swabian joust

Augsburg - There will be more than a hint of role reversal when Swabian rivals FC Augsburg and VfB Stuttgart meet in Matchday 29's showpiece game on Saturday evening ((kick-off 18:30 CEST / 16:30 GMT).

Stuttgart's illustrious history has them down as the region's dominant force, but that is again being challenged this season by an Augsburg side that could well be competing in Europe for the first time next term.

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Possible line-ups:

Augsburg: Hitz - Verhaegh, Hong, Klavan, Baba - Baier - Bobadilla, Kohr, Halil Altintop, Werner - Matavz

Stuttgart: Ulreich - Klein, Rüdiger, Niedermeier, Hlousek - Serey Dié, Gentner - Kostic, Maxim, Werner - Ginczek