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Beating such sides as Kaiserslautern, Greuther Furth and Fortuna Dusseldorf to promotion last season, Paderborn arrive in the Bundesliga as the least experienced and weakest of the lot. Ten new players have been brought in over the summer on a shoe-string budget but we'd be surprised if they find any comfort in the coming campaign.
17. Werder Bremen
Robin Dutt will be far from excited at the task of having to try and keep his job at Werder Bremen for another entire season. The club should be commended for sticking by the coach that ultimately saved them from relegation, but with little money spent and club favourite Aaron Hunt parting ways, it looks as grim as ever at this once-great club.
Stuttgart look to have thrown the last roll of the dice with the recent appointment of Armin Veh. The former Frankfurt manager hasn't impressed in the Bundesliga in quite some time and with little investment this summer from the board, the Swabians should fear for relegation or thereabouts.
Freiburg have managed to pick up some interesting signings such as Admir Mehmedi and Stefan Mitrovic from Benfica in the past 12 months, but that hasn't been without big players such as defender Matthias Ginter and Oliver Baumann going the opposite way. The minnows are quite rightfully looking for solutions, but they won't be able to replace defensive pillars such as the two aforementioned stars.