Leaders VfB Stuttgart defend the only unbeaten record in the German top-flight when they face 1860 Munich at the Olympic Stadium today, days ahead of their Champions League tie with Manchester United.
Felix Magath's side have yet to concede a goal in the six league matches and are looking to make it a lucky seven in the German capital.
"With Timo [Hildebrand] and the trio of defenders in front of him we have a defense that is second to none in the Bundesliga at the moment," enthused Magath.
The "dream triangle" -- consisting of Zvonomir Soldo, Fernando Meira and Marcelo Bordon -- has been so effective that in a Kicker poll 52 percent of those asked felt Stuttgart could now go one better than last year and depose Bayern Munich as German champions.
Bayern are certainly not firing on all cylinders and the 10 goals conceded in six Bundesliga matches will have the traveling fans concerned ahead of the trip to Hansa Rostock.
Six goals leaked in the last two matches against VfL Wolfsburg (3-2) and Bayer Leverkusen (3-3) has sent the alarm bells ringing at the Olympic Stadium.
"The defense has to help Kahn," declared president Franz Beckenbauer. "Before, the defenders could rely on a goalkeeper who saved everything but that is not happening at the moment."
In an unlikely top of the table clash fourth-placed VfL Wolfsburg host Bayer Leverkusen, currently in second spot.
While the start to the season has exceeded all expectations, Wolves general manager Peter Pander called for caution ahead of the Leverkusen encounter.
"The table does not lie," declared Pander. "We have never started so well but the important question is whether we can stay there."