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).
- 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.
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)