Only Bundesliga leaders FC Bayern München and second-placed Borussia Dortmund have picked up more points in 2016 than VfB Stuttgart. - © gettyimages / Christof Koepsel/Bongarts
Only Bundesliga leaders FC Bayern München and second-placed Borussia Dortmund have picked up more points in 2016 than VfB Stuttgart. - © gettyimages / Christof Koepsel/Bongarts
Bundesliga

Final stretch form check: <br>VfB Stuttgart

The 2015/16 Bundesliga campaign is drawing to a close, but with seven rounds of matches remaining, all 18 teams still have plenty to play for as they look to get the most out of one of the most exciting seasons in the history of Germany's top flight.

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But how are things shaping up heading into the final stretch and how good are each side's chances of reaching their targets? bundesliga.com puts VfB Stuttgart under the microscope in the latest of our final stretch form checks.

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Infographic: Stuttgart's impressive recent run-in form

Story so far

    Stuttgart were bottom of the table after 13 matches, but have undergone quite a transformation since Jürgen Kramny took charge.Die Schwaben currently sit 11th in the standings, thanks in no small part to an impressive return of 17 points from ten Rückrunde matches.They are not safe yet, however, with only five points separating them from the relegation zone.

Infographic: the relegation run-in

Still to play for

    With survival the remit, it is almost a case of mission accomplished for Kramny. Victory against SV Darmstadt 98 on Matchday 28 will almost certainly see VfB safe for another season, while a top-half finish is not yet out of the question.Climbing the standings will not be easy, however, with all six of Stuttgart's post-Darmstadt fixtures coming against sides with something tangible to play for.