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RB Leipzig will do battle with visiting team Stuttgart at The Red Bull Arena in this Bundesliga 1 fixture on Friday.
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RB Leipzig will be hoping for a repeat of their last result, following a 1-6 Bundesliga 1 triumph vs Schalke.
In that match, RB Leipzig managed 57% possession and 21 attempts on goal with 14 on target. For RB Leipzig, goals were scored by André Silva (7', 44'), Benjamin Henrichs (15'), Timo Werner (45'), Dani Olmo (83') and Yussuf Poulsen (89'). On the other side, Schalke 04 got 9 shots at goal with 1 on target. Soichiro Kozuki (56') was the scorer for Schalke.
It’s been all too rare in recent games where RB Leipzig have kept a clean sheet. It will be a concern for them that RB Leipzig have been scored against in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, letting in 5 goals during that time. Such a pattern might not follow through into this game, though.
Heading into this contest, RB Leipzig are undefeated in their previous 9 league matches at home. They have been so resilient here.
In their last fixture, Stuttgart drew 2-2 in the Bundesliga 1 match with Hoffenheim.
In that game, Stuttgart managed 51% possession and 8 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target. For Stuttgart, the scorers were Serhou Guirassy (45') and Wataru Endo (77'). 1899 Hoffenheim got 14 attempts at goal with 6 on target. Andrej Kramarić (11', 94') scored for Hoffenheim.
Stuttgart have been good when going forward of late, having scored 8 goals in their previous 6 matches. Having said that, Stuttgart can also improve defensively after being scored against in 6 of those same matches.
Head to head
A study of their past head to head meetings going back to 16/02/2019 reveals that these fixtures have been miserable for Stuttgart. They have not been able to get any wins whatsoever while RB Leipzig have managed to find a way, running out winners in 83% of those matches.
A combined total of 15 goals were produced between them in these games, with 13 of them for Leipzig and 2 being from Stuttgart. That’s an average goals per game figure of 2.5.
The last league contest featuring the two was Bundesliga 1 match day 1 on 07/08/2022 when the final score was Stuttgart 1-1 RB Leipzig.
That day, Stuttgart managed 32% possession and 11 shots on goal with 2 of them on target. Their only player on the scoresheet was Naouirou Ahamada (31').
RB Leipzig had 27 shots at goal with 9 of them on target. Christopher Nkunku (8') was the scorer.
The referee was Tobias Stieler.
Team News: RB Leipzig
Mohamed Simakan (Muscular problems), Abdou Diallo (Knee Problems), Péter Gulácsi (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) and Christopher Nkunku (Torn knee ligament) are not available for RB Leipzig gaffer Marco Rose.
Team News: Stuttgart
Stuttgart boss Bruno Labbadia has multiple availability issues to deal with. Konstantinos Mavropanos (Head Injury), Dan-Axel Zagadou (Torn Ankle Ligament), Tanguy Coulibaly (Flu), Silas (Bruise on the shin), Hiroki Ito (Calf Problems), Borna Sosa (Adductor problems), Laurin Ulrich (Influenza) and Tiago Tomás (Muscle Injury) are not ready for selection.
It’s looking like Stuttgart will need to be at their best to get a goal against a RB Leipzig lineup who will most probably own this match if all goes as we expect it to.
We predict a very comprehensive 3-0 winning margin for RB Leipzig when the full-time whistle blows.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: The Red Bull Arena (47,069)
Captain: Péter Gulácsi
Chairman: Oliver Mintzlaff
Manager: Marco Rose
Competitions: Bundesliga 1 position 5, DFB-Pokal (Third Round), DFL-Supercup (Final), Champions League (Last 16)
⭐ Key Player: Timo Werner
Normally taking up the Striker position, Timo Werner was born in Stuttgart, Germany. After having made a senior debut playing for in the 2013 - 2014 season, the dangerous Forward has scored 4 league goals in this Bundesliga 2022 - 2023 campaign to date in a total of 10 appearances.