RB Leipzig vs Stuttgart
Date: Wednesday, 26 September 2018
Kick-Off at 19:30 UK / 20:30 CET
Venue: Red Bull Arena (Leipzig).
RB Leipzig are just not pulling up any trees at the start of the new season. The Bulls won just one of four league games so far which is only enough for the tenth position in the standings coming into the fifth round tie against Stuttgart.
Knowing Ralf Rangnick’s men fell 2-3 at home to Red Bull rivals Salzburg on the opening day of the Europa League campaign, we can speak about a notable crisis at this stage of the season. However, the hosts will have a nice chance to turn their fortunes around on Wednesday evening. The clash with the struggling Stuttgart side is certainly very much winnable considering the fact the visitors currently sit second from bottom with just two points from four outings so far.
RB Leipzig vs Stuttgart: Head-to-head
This will only be the third head to head encounter between the two teams.
Stuttgart are yet to score a goal against the Bulls.
The first meeting saw a narrow 1-0 victory for RB Leipzig, while the reverse fixture at Mercedes-Benz-Arena ended without goals.
RB Leipzig vs Stuttgart: Prediction
Rangnick’s men have huge troubles keeping things quiet at the back this season. They failed to keep a clean sheet in any of last six matches across competitions and they shipped as many as six in last three games.
Luckily, they are about to take on Stuttgart who failed to find the back of the net in four of five matches this season. Die Schwaben could not break the deadlock against the recently-promoted Fortuna Dusseldorf last Friday.
Leipzig have a star-studded attack led by the likes of Emil Forsberg, Yussuf Poulsen and Timo Werner and we see this match with Stuttgart as a perfect occasion for them to get the campaign up and running by picking up a comprehensive three-pointer on Wednesday evening.
RB Leipzig vs Stuttgart: Bet Tips
Leipzig to win @ 1.72 (8/11)
Leipzig -1.5 handicap @ 2.75 (7/4).