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The Bundesliga 1 fixture at Mercedes-Benz Arena on Sunday will see home side Stuttgart welcome guests RB Leipzig.
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Stuttgart head into this match after a 1-1 Bundesliga 1 drawn game against RB Leipzig.
In that match, Stuttgart managed 37% possession and 5 attempts on goal with 2 on target. The only player to score for Stuttgart was Naouirou Ahamada (31'). RB Leipzig had 9 shots on goal with 3 on target. Christopher Nkunku (8') was the scorer for RB Leipzig.
Pellegrino Matarazzo's Stuttgart have hit the target a sum total of 6 times in their past 6 outings. The tally of goals that have been scored against them in those same fixtures amounts to 6.
In their previous half-dozen outings, RB Leipzig have amassed the sum of 11 goals. RB Leipzig have also managed to score in every single one of those games. During that period, they’ve seen 13 goals go against them. Let’s find out whether or not that trend will be sustained into this next match.
Head to head
A review of their past head to head meetings stretching back to 26/09/2018 tells us that these encounters have ended in disappointment for Stuttgart. They’ve not managed to get any wins whatsoever while RB Leipzig have just been too good for them, winning in 100 per cent of those matches.
A sum of 15 goals were produced between them in these games, with 1 for Stuttgart and 14 created by Leipzig. That is an average goals per game value of 2.5.
The previous league fixture featuring the two was Bundesliga 1 match day 19 on 15/01/2022 when it finished Stuttgart 0-2 RB Leipzig.
That day, Stuttgart managed 51% possession and 16 shots on goal with 8 of them on target.
On the other side, RB Leipzig had 7 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target. André Silva (11') and Christopher Nkunku (70') scored.
The referee was Daniel Schlager.
Team News: Stuttgart
Florian Schock (Corona virus), Tanguy Coulibaly (Toe Injury), Nikolas Nartey (Ligament Injury) and Thomas Kastanaras (Ligament Injury) won’t be playing for Stuttgart manager Pellegrino Matarazzo.
It seems likely that Stuttgart look set to use the 3-2-3-2 formation for this one featuring Florian Mueller, K. Mavropanos, Waldemar Anton, Hiroki Ito, Josha Vagnoman, Silas Katompa Mvumpa, Chris Fuehrich, Wataru Endo, Naouirou Ahamada, Sasa Kalajdzic and Tiago Tomas.
Team News: RB Leipzig
Thanks to a largely full-strength group of players, there’s just a single fitness worry for the RB Leipzig manager Domenico Tedesco to be concerned with. Yussuf Poulsen (Muscle Injury) misses out for this game.
We are inclined to think that Leipzig could decide to elect for a 3-2-2-1-2 lineup, settling for Peter Gulacsi, Lukas Klostermann, Willi Orban, Marcel Halstenberg, Hugo Novoa, David Raum, Benjamin Henrichs, Kevin Kampl, Daniel Olmo, Andre Silva and Christopher Nkunku.
Our feeling is that Stuttgart will likely be able to put a goal past this RB Leipzig lineup, but a single goal possibly won’t quite prevent them from conceding a couple at the other end.
We are therefore anticipating a very close game with a 1-2 victory for RB Leipzig at full-time. It really should be an interesting one.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Mercedes-Benz Arena (60,449)
Captain: Wataru Endo
Chairman: Claus Vogt
Manager: Pellegrino Matarazzo
Competitions: DFB-Pokal (First Round)