Bundesliga

September 29, 2013

Full-time

B'weig

0 - 4

Stuttgart

Bundesliga

15:30 +00:00, September 29, 2013

Eintracht-Stadion

TSV Eintracht Braunschweig v VfB Stuttgart: Preview

Team Stat Comparison

TSV Eintracht Braunschweig VfB Stuttgart
Matches Played 31 30
Table Position 18 15
Points 25 28
Goal Difference -26 -13
Goals for * 1.1 1.4
Goals against * 1.4 2.2
Last 5 L-L-W-D-W D-W-L-L-W
Last 5 home L-W-W-D-D W-L-W-D-L
Last 5 away L-D-L-D-L D-L-D-L-L
*  Goals per match - home matches for home club and away matches for away club
Stats: TSV Eintracht Braunschweig | VfB Stuttgart

Competition Stats

TSV Eintracht Braunschweig VfB Stuttgart
Goals Dominick Kumbela 9 Vedad Ibisevic 10
Assists Mirko Boland 5 Alexandru Maxim 9
Yellows Norman Theuerkauf 10 Martin Harnik 6
Reds Timo Perthel 2 Vedad Ibisevic 1
Squads: TSV Eintracht Braunschweig | VfB Stuttgart

Next Matches

TSV Eintracht Braunschweig VfB Stuttgart
4/26 A: Hertha Berlin 4/20 H: Schalke 04
5/3 H: FC Augsburg 4/25 A: Hannover 96
5/10 A: TSG Hoffenheim 5/3 H: VfL Wolfsburg
5/10 A: Bayern Munich

Eintracht Braunschweig coach Torsten Lieberknecht is trying to keep his side's spirits high, despite having collected only one point from their first six Bundesliga games of the season.

Lieberknecht's team host Stuttgart on Sunday still searching for their first win back in the top flight, and bidding to silence the critics who claim they are going to be relegated in record time.

"I don't let that get to me,'' he said in an interview with Kicker magazine. "We've been conceding lots of avoidable goals.

"I know that we will win sooner or later and my optimism is unshakeable. I just cannot say that it will be against Stuttgart, although we will do all we can for it to happen.

"I give my lads a lot of time because this is a big challenge we are facing up to.

"We've got to remain courageous, even if we frequently suffer defeats, but I'm convinced that we will soon be able to analyse a victory.''

Stuttgart had to face up to defeat for the first time since Thomas Schneider took charge in midweek, and it was one with consequences.

A 2-1 loss at Freiburg means last season's DFB-Pokal finalists will not be reaching the cup final again this term, and, after being eliminated from Europe in the play-off round, they now only have the Bundesliga to focus on.

"It's now our aim to play a good league season,'' Schneider said.

The Stuttgart coach rotated his side significantly in midweek, but the club's director of sport Fredi Bobic said it had been done for the good of the team and blaming the result on that would be incorrect.

"It's good when there's a positive competition for places,'' he said at a press conference. "That's a major plus and I cannot see any problem in that at all.''

There is less competition for a place in goal, though, with regular number one Sven Ulreich still out injured, meaning Thorsten Kirschbaum will start.

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