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Bundesliga

Stuttgart out to plug the gaps against Darmstadt

As holders of the unwanted title of the Bundesliga's leakiest backline in 2015/16, VfB Stuttgart will be looking to make amends on Sunday when they host surprise package SV Darmstadt 98 at the Mercedes-Benz Arena (kick-off 15:30CET/14:30GMT).

History

Top facts

    Stuttgart have conceded 23 league goals already this season – more than ever before in their Bundesliga history.Visitors Darmstadt are yet to lose two consecutive games this term.Indeed, the promoted side have bounced back from each of their two defeats this season with a victory. Can they do it a third time on Sunday?Alongside leaders FC Bayern München, Darmstadt are the only side with an unbeaten away record in the Bundesliga so far in 2015/16 (two wins, two draws).The Stuttgart squad sprints more often (247 times per game on average) than any other side. Darmstadt have so far recorded the fewest sprints of any top-flight club (171 per game).

Possible line-ups:

Stuttgart: Tyton - Klein, Baumgartl, Sunjic, Insua - Schwaab - Ferati Rupp - Didavi - Werner, Harnik

Darmstadt: Mathenia - Garics, Sulu, Caldirola, Junior Diaz - Niemeyer, Gondorf - Heller, Rausch - Sailer - Wagner