VfB Stuttgart will take on RB Leipzig on 7th August at Mercedes-Benz Arena. This match will be an important one for both sides as they both look to improve their positions on the points table.
Entering this game after drawing their last game against Greuther Furth, Stuttgart will look forward to a positive result in this match-up. This would be a great opportunity for VfB Stuttgart to get to the relegation spots.
On the other hand, RB Leipzig is entering this game with an upper hand as they won their last game 4-1 against Mainz 05, which would greatly boost their confidence for this match. Leipzig is doing relatively well in the league and would look ahead to keep the great momentum going.
Stuttgart Vs RB Leipzig Betting Tips
Our expert predicts that RB Leipzig will win this match 2-1. Failing to find victory at home, Stuttgart doesn’t look very cohesive this season. One can say that, with this form, unless a miracle, Stuttgart is going to lose this match.
Pellegrino Matarazzo will be frustrated by his team’s 1-0 setback against Wolfsburg prior to the Christmas break, despite an outstanding debut season back in the Bundesliga.
Given the quality of the game-winning goal, Josip Brekalo’s second-half free kick that took two vicious deflections to fool Gregor Kobel, it was an especially sickening loss. Although Wout Weghorst should have scored from close range for the hosts early on, Silas Wamangituka and Nicolas Gonzalez in particular, were both guilty of wasting gilt-edged opportunities.
Wolfsburg’s victory moved them into fourth place and six points ahead of Stuttgart in the table, making any improbable Champions League qualification challenge for the promoted team look unlikely. It was a true six-point game for both teams.
However, with the performance of players like Gonzalo Castro, Gonzalez, and Wamangituka this season, a spot in Europe is most definitely possible. Matarazzo needs to ensure his team members are driven and hungry for more achievement.
Despite having an incredibly successful year that saw Leipzig advance to the Champions League semifinals and the knockout rounds for the second straight year, Julian Nagelsmann will have had a bitter taste in his mouth over the holidays after his team’s 0-0 draw at home to FC Koln prevented them from maintaining their point-splitting tie with league leaders Bayern Munich.
Amadou Haidara thought he had given his team the lead twice, but Timo Horn made two outstanding saves, and the midfielder’s close-range strike was overturned because Marcel Sabitzer was offside during the build-up. After that, Angelino sped through in signature form but was stopped by another brilliant Horn save from adding to his outstanding goal total for the season.
In the second half, Leipzig failed to generate many clear opportunities. Still, Kevin Kampl was particularly wasteful from 12 yards after selfless play from Christopher Nkunku presented the midfielder with an opportunity. Defender Willi Orban was denied from close range by Germany’s international Horn in the closing seconds of the match. Horn still had one more outstanding save left in him.
The injury list for Stuttgart is still among the longest in the league; Erik Thommy, Clinton Mola, Maxime Awoudja, Hamadi Al Ghaddioui, and Momo Cisse are all questionable match against Leipzig.
Sasa Kalajdzic, who has five league goals this season, will be aiming for a start after serving mostly as a bench player.
Fabrice Hartmann, Konrad Laimer, and Benjamin Henrichs are still long-term absentees for Leipzig, but Lukas Klostermann might return after healing from a knee injury.
Due to calf and ankle issues, respectively, Justin Kluivert and Nkunku are both uncertain.
Stuttgart vs RB Leipzig
Date and Time: 19:00, August 7, 2022
Venue: Mercedes-Benz Arena in Berlin, Germany.
Stuttgart vs RB Leipzig Betting Odds
Stuttgart vs RB Leipzig Full-Time Score
Stuttgart vs RB Leipzig Both Teams To Score
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Stuttgart vs RB Leipzig Total Goals 2.5 (Over/Under)
In their most recent match, Greuther Furth played VfB Stuttgart. They had 57 percent of the ball throughout their League game at Sportpark Ronhof Thomas Sommer, drawing 0-0.
RB Leipzig defeated Mainz 05 4-1 at the Red Bull Arena Leipzig with seven shots on goal. During this Bundesliga game, Andre Silva (2), Dominik Szoboszlai, and Christopher Nkunku all scored goals.
When VfB Stuttgart and RB Leipzig last competed in a game, RB Leipzig won 4-0 at Red Bull Arena Leipzig.
Looking back at the last four games, RB Leipzig has won four, with an average of 2.75 goals scored each game.
Teams VfB Stuttgart and RB Leipzig have already faced off eight times.
No straight games were won by VfB Stuttgart. RB Leipzig triumphed in 7 games. A draw occurred in one game. Both clubs scored an average of two goals per game in direct matches.
It is safe to say that RB Leipzig has dominated Stuttgart in every game they have played. We say this trend will continue in this match as well, considering the past stats of the head-to-head of the two sides.
Stuttgart’s Last Five Matches
The last 5 matches for Stuttgart were stupendous. They had a hundred percent win ratio in each one of them. In fact, they are on a 7 match-winning streak. Let us dive a bit more into their last 5 matchups:
Böblingen 1 – 7 Stuttgart
This was an amazing moment for the fans as their side won by a humongous margin of 6 goals. The match, from the beginning, was dominated by VfB Stuttgart who never let go of the momentum and kept on scoring while conceding only one goal.
Stuttgart 3 – 2 Zürich
The match-up was close but never almost on Zürixh’s side. Stuttgart played aggressively from the get-go and by the time their opponents realized it, they were already in the lead. Not to say that Zürich played badly but this was not their best performance considering that the star players had no one to back them up this time around.
Stuttgart 2 – 1 Brentford
Another close game which in the end resulted in a three-win streak for Stuttgart. Brentford had put up a defensive wall against Stuttgart which meant nothing to the side as their attack pierced through their defense. Brentford failed to defend well which resulted in Stuttgart winning the match by 1 goal.
Stuttgart 5 – 2 Valencia
This was another spectacular performance by Stuttgart as they played, intending to win with the largest margin, which they did in the end by conceding only 2 goals while scoring 5. The three-goal lead resulted from aggressive play from the beginning and a mediocre defensive strategy.
Dynamo Dresden 0 – 1 Stuttgart
And finally, their most recent game in which they fixed their defense. But getting the defensive wall back up cost them their super aggressive play to calm down a bit. Stuttgart looked a different side this match as they were keeping things slow and waiting for the perfect opportunity. This resulted in a good, 1 goal win for the side.
RB Leipzig Last Five Matches
There is nothing spectacular that RB Leipzig has pulled off in their last 5 matches. They played a pretty normal game, average to be honest. Their last five games went something like this:
Arminia Bielefeld 1 – 1 RB Leipzig
The match was great, both teams had the fans on the edge of their seats, especially in the final minutes. The game though resulted in a non-exciting draw.
Freiburg 1 – 1 RB Leipzig
This was the only highlight in the last 5 matches for RB Leipzig as they won the final against SC Freiburg in a 4-2 penalty shootout after drawing 1-1.
RB Leipzig 3 – 1 Southampton
Against Southampton, though RB Leipzig looked pretty aggressive as they tried to score from the very beginning and ended up with a two-point lead in the end.
RB Leipzig 0 – 5 Liverpool
But the highs are always followed by lows. For Leipzig, it was this match against Liverpool. It was torturous for the fans to watch as they lost a humiliating 5-0.
RB Leipzig 3 – 5 Bayern Munich
And coming to their most recent game against Bayern Munich, they tried to score and play aggressively but failed at maintaining their defense, conceding 5 goals while scoring only 3.
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