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Stuttgart will face off against the visiting RB Leipzig at Mercedes-Benz Arena in the Bundesliga 1 clash on Saturday.
For all of our match predictions, pre-game poll and statistics for Stuttgart v RB Leipzig, scroll down - as well as up-to-date odds.
Stuttgart go into this match following a 0-0 Bundesliga 1 stalemate vs Greuther Furth.
In that match, Stuttgart had 61% possession and 17 attempts on goal with 3 on target. For their opponents, SpVgg Greuther Fürth had 10 attempts on goal with 3 on target.
Pellegrino Matarazzo's Stuttgart have seen rewards for their attempts on goal a sum total of 6 times over their preceding 6 outings. The number of goals that have been scored against them in those fixtures amounts to 9.
RB Leipzig will go into this meeting after a 4-1 Bundesliga 1 win in the defeat of Mainz in their most recent match.
In that game, RB Leipzig had 68% possession and 15 attempts on goal with 8 on target. For RB Leipzig, goals were scored by André Silva (21', 61'), Dominik Szoboszlai (47') and Christopher Nkunku (58'). For their opponents, 1. FSV Mainz 05 got 2 attempts at goal with 1 on target. Jae-Sung Lee (57') was the scorer for Mainz.
Proving their predisposition for action-packed matches, goals have been celebrated 20 times in the last 6 matches in which RB Leipzig have sent out their troops, making it an average of 3.33 goals for each clash. Opposition teams have hit 8 of those goals.
Coming into this meeting, RB Leipzig haven’t won away from home in the past 11 matches in the league. Who knows how long it might last, too.
Head to head
Checking on past results between these clubs going back to 11/03/2018 shows that these fixtures have been miserable for Stuttgart. They’ve not managed to register any wins at all whereas RB Leipzig have just been too good for them, beating them in 83% of those matches played.
A combined total of 13 goals were shared by the two clubs in these games, with 1 for Stuttgart and 12 created by Leipzig. That is an average goals per game value of 2.17.
The previous league game between the two was Bundesliga 1 match day 2 on 20/08/2021 when it ended RB Leipzig 4-0 Stuttgart.
That time, RB Leipzig had 52% possession and 27 attempts at goal with 11 of them on target. Goals were scored by Dominik Szoboszlai (38', 52'), Emil Forsberg (46') and André Silva (65').
Stuttgart had 11 attempts at goal with 5 on target.
The match was refereed by Florian Badstübner.
Team News: Stuttgart
Wahid Faghir (Fitness), Mateo Klimowicz (Fitness), Erik Thommy (Pelvic obliquity), Silas Katompa Mvumpa (Fitness), Konstantinos Mavropanos (Fitness) and Mohamed Sankoh (Ligament Injury) won’t be available for Stuttgart gaffer Pellegrino Matarazzo.
It seems likely that Stuttgart should go for a 3-4-2-1 system this time, handing starts to Florian Mueller, K. Mavropanos, Waldemar Anton, Hiroki Ito, Tanguy Coulibaly, Wataru Endo, Orel Mangala, Nikolas Nartey, Alexis Tibidi, Chris Fuehrich and Sasa Kalajdzic.
Team News: RB Leipzig
RB Leipzig boss Domenico Tedesco has to choose a team with limited availability. Nordi Mukiele (Corona virus), Dani Olmo (Corona virus), Marcel Halstenberg (Tear in a joint capsule) and Emil Forsberg (Hamstring Injury) are not ready for selection. The suspended players who are serving a ban for this game are Amadou Haidara and Ilaix Moriba.
We’re of the thinking that Leipzig seem most likely to make use of a 3-4-2-1 formation, giving starts to Peter Gulacsi, Mohamed Simakan, Willi Orban, Josko Gvardiol, Lukas Klostermann, Tyler Adams, Kevin Kampl, Angelino, Christopher Nkunku, Dominik Szoboszlai and Andre Silva.
We feel that in this game, Stuttgart should be able to score against this RB Leipzig side, although just one goal may not be enough to give them the result that they want.
Therefore, we think that it’s going to be a narrow 1-2 winning score for RB Leipzig when the referee blows the final whistle. Should be a good one.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 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 15
🔑 Key Player: Hamadi Al Ghaddioui
Typically played 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 skilful Forward has managed 2 league goals in this Bundesliga 2021 - 2022 campaign to date from a total of 10 appearances.