Stuttgart and Werder Bremen will meet in the league this weekend with the two clubs in the bottom half of the table as Bremen look to build on their return to the win column last time out just as have lost just once since the World Cup.
It has been a solid return to form since the Qatar finals for Stuttgart, although they do remain just above the relegation zone. They are still in 15th and above VfL Bochum in 16th by only goals difference, which comes as a result of just 32 goals let in.
Stuttgart travelled to Paderborn last time out and came from behind in a stunning win in the DFB-Pokal. After an own goal in the third minute, the Bundesliga side were 1-0 down form 83 minutes until Gil Dias scored an equaliser. Serhou Guirassy scored the winner in the 96th minute of the game.
As for Bremen, they edged past Wolfsburg in their last outing in a 2-1 win Niclas Fullkrug scored twice that day once more to now move him back into top spot in the goalscoring charts with 13 and one above Christopher Nkunku.