Neuer wary of Stuttgart threat

Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer is worried that his side might fall victim to an 'unpredictable' Stuttgart side on Sunday.

Stuttgart vs Bayern Munich: Manuel Neuer

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Jupp Heynckes' men have been in fantastic form this season; the Bavarian giants have only tasted defeat once in their 18 league games played so far and have amassed an amazing 45 points to currently go nine points clear at the top of the Bundesliga table.

In contrast, Stuttgart have only recorded 25 points in the same amount of games and they currently lie 10th in the table.

Nonetheless, Neuer remained cautious when speaking about his side's upcoming clash with Die Schwaben and warned that Bruno Labbadia's men were more than capable of beating any team on their day.

"Stuttgart are totally unpredictable this season," Neuer was quoted as saying by Bayern's official website.

"Some of their performances have been very good, others less so.

"We have to take control of the match and mustn't let ourselves be caught on the hop."

Neuer, who has yet to be beaten in the Bundesliga since the start of the New Year, praised Die Roten's new found solidarity at the back but was also quick to remind his team-mates not to take their foot off the pedal in the second half of the season.

"Yes, it's definitely out of the ordinary," Neuer said of Bayern's good defensive record in 2013.

"The good thing is that when we keep a clean sheet, it usually means we go on to win, because our forwards are basically always good for a goal. Hopefully the run will continue for a while.

"The problem is we're only halfway through the season. 

"It means we have to stay very, very calm and always remember we still have a long way to go yet.

"It can all change very quickly: you sometimes lose a match unluckily due to silly goals, like the home meeting with Leverkusen in the autumn, for example."

Bayern demolished Stuttgart 6-1 when both sides met earlier in the season.

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