Kaiserslautern vs Stuttgart: Preview and Predictions

Kaiserslautern vs Stuttgart
DFB Pokal
Date: 25th October 2017
Kick off at 17:30 UK/ 18:30 CET
Venue: Fritz-Walter-Stadion (Kaiserslautern).

Kaiserslautern are struggling badly in 2. Bundesliga where they sit at the very foot of the standings with no more than six points from opening 11 rounds of the competition.

Can they bounce back and make an upset in the second round of DFB Pokal which is about to see them host the recently-promoted Bundesliga outfit Stuttgart at Fritz-Walter-Stadion.

Kaiserslautern

Luxembourg’s Jeff Strasser had a dream debut on Kaiserslautern’s bench in late September when his squad bagged three in the thumping of Greuther Furth at Fritz-Walter-Stadion.

The fine display was backed up with the 1-1 draw away at St. Pauli, but the team suffered a disappointing 0-1 defeat to the fellow strugglers MSV Duisburg at home last weekend to stay at the rock-bottom of the standings.

Stuttgart

The Reds probably confounded the expectations with a promising kick-off to the campaign which marks their return to the elite class, but they soon started to feel its strength losing three of their last five Bundesliga outings.

Hanness Wolf’s side just can’t seem to find a breakthrough when they play away from Mercedes-Benz-Arena as they lost each of their five opening league fixtures on the road.

Kaiserslautern vs Stuttgart: Head to head

Stuttgart have been the more successful side historically as they lead the H2H tie by ten wins ahead of the 87th meeting with the old rivals.

The Reds have won three and drew one of their last four clashes with Kaiserslautern who have failed to score a single goal during the process.

Kaiserslautern vs Stuttgart: Prediction

We expect a tough game to be decided by one or even none goals since Stuttgart were just too poor on the road so far in Bundesliga, while Kaiserslautern do look much more organized at the back under the new head coach.

Kaiserslautern vs Stuttgart: Bets

The first bet is Under 2.5 goals FT at the odds of 1.80.

Braver tipsters can try with the draw at the odds of 3.75.

All Odds courtesy of 888Sport