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The Bundesliga 1 game at Mercedes-Benz Arena on Sunday sees home side Stuttgart doing battle with Bayer Leverkusen.
Full predictions, stats & game poll for the Stuttgart v Bayer Leverkusen match are shown here - as well as the best betting odds.
Stuttgart head into this game coming off the back of a 1-1 Bundesliga 1 drawn match vs Eintracht Frankfurt.
In that match, Stuttgart managed 43% possession and 5 shots on goal with 2 of them on target. The scorer for Stuttgart was Omar Marmoush (88'). On the other side, Eintracht Frankfurt got 11 attempts on goal with 3 on target. Filip Kostić (79') was the scorer for Eintracht Frankfurt.
It has not been often in recent games where Stuttgart haven’t conceded. In fact, Stuttgart have been scored against in 5 of their previous 6 matches, letting in 11 goals along the way. However, we’ll just have to find out if such a trend shall be sustained in this upcoming match.
Going into this encounter, Stuttgart are winless against Bayer Leverkusen in their previous 4 league games.
Bayer Leverkusen will go into the clash following on from a 2-1 Europa League win over Ferencvárosi TC in their last game.
In that game, Bayer Leverkusen managed 66% possession and 22 attempts on goal with 8 of them on target. For Bayer Leverkusen, the scorers were Exequiel Palacios (37') and Florian Wirtz (69'). Ferencvárosi TC had 10 shots at goal with 4 of them on target. Ryan Mmaee (8') scored for Ferencvárosi TC.
In their last 6 clashes, Bayer Leverkusen have amassed a tally of 17 goals. Bayer Leverkusen have also not failed to score in every single one of those games. During that period, they’ve had 7 goals go against them.
Looking at their past form shows that Bayer Leverkusen:
- haven't been defeated by Stuttgart when they have played them away from home in the previous 9 matches in the league. An fantastic away run.
- are unbeaten in their previous 2 away league matches.
Head to head
Looking over their prior head-to-head clashes dating back to 28/04/2018 tells us that Stuttgart have won 1 of these & Bayer Leverkusen 4, with the tally of drawn games being 1.
A total of 16 goals were shared by the two clubs in this period, with 5 for Stuttgart and 11 created by Leverkusen. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.67.
The previous league clash between these clubs was Bundesliga 1 match day 20 on 06/02/2021 when it ended Bayer Leverkusen 5-2 Stuttgart.
In that match, Bayer Leverkusen had 56% possession and 24 shots on goal with 11 of them on target. Goals were scored by Kerem Demirbay (18', 31'), Leon Bailey (56'), Florian Wirtz (68') and Demarai Gray (84').
For their opponents, Stuttgart got 13 shots on goal with 7 on target. Saša Kalajdžić (50', 77') scored.
The referee was Sven Jablonski.
Team News: Stuttgart
Philipp Förster (Infection), Silas Katompa Mvumpa (Cruciate Ligament Rupture), Lilian Egloff (Metatarsal Fracture), Chris Führich (Collarbone fracture), Sasa Kalajdzic (Shoulder Injury) and Mohamed Sankoh (Ligament Injury) are not available for Stuttgart manager Pellegrino Matarazzo. Waldemar Anton is ineligible for this match because of suspension.
Team News: Bayer Leverkusen
Thanks to a completely healthy group available for selection, the Bayer Leverkusen boss Gerardo Seoane has no fitness worries to speak of ahead of this match.
When taking all factors into account, Stuttgart have the capability to breach the defence of this Bayer Leverkusen team, although just one goal possibly won’t be as many as the goals that they could concede.
We therefore reckon that it will be a tight encounter finishing with a 1-2 victory for Bayer Leverkusen when all is said and done. We are expecting it to be pretty even.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Mercedes-Benz Arena (60,449)
Captain: Wataru Endo
Chairman: Claus Vogt
Manager: Pellegrino Matarazzo
Competitions: Bundesliga 1 position 10, DFB-Pokal (Second Round)
⭐ Key Player: Hamadi Al Ghaddioui
Typically used in the Striker position, Hamadi Al Ghaddioui was born in Bonn, Germany. Having played his first senior match for Sportfreunde Lotte in the 2017 - 2018 season, the goalscoring Forward has netted 2 league goals in the Bundesliga 2021 - 2022 campaign to date coming from a total of 4 appearances.