12th and 16th in the Bundesliga will meet this Tuesday evening as Hoffenheim plays hosts to Stuttgart at the Rhein-Neckar-Arena with the home side looking to move on from a 3-1 loss to Union Berlin.
The defeat for Hoffenheim sent them down into 13th after Koln also won in the Bundesliga’s returning week of action. Against Berlin, Ihlas Bebou scored the game’s opening goal for Hoffenheim, but they conceded two goals in the last six minutes to lose 3-1.
André Breitenreiter’s side now head into this game with only five wins in the Bundesliga while also letting in 25 goals and scoring just 23 of their own from 16 games.
Stuttgart drew 1-1 with Mainz on home soil in their first Bundesliga game back after the World Cup. Serhou Guirassy scored for Stuttgart that day to give his side the lead before an equaliser just minutes later.
Bruno Labbadia’s men are now sitting in 16th and in the relegation play-offs spot by the fact they have scored fewer goals than Augsburg. The club have netted just 19 times so far, as only Schalke have scored fewer. Stuttgart are also yet to pick up more than 15 points from 16 games.