Stuttgart vs Greuther Furth
German Bundesliga II
Date: Monday, 3rd October 2016,
Kick-Off at 19:15 UK
Venue: Mercedes-Benz Arena, Stuttgart.
Vfb Stuttgart will be coming into the matchday 8 of the Bundesliga II sitting at 6th in the league table. They are currently 6 points below the league leaders Eintracht Braunschweig who were held to a draw by third placed Heidenheim on Sunday evening. The Reds have won 4, drawn 2 and lost 2 from their 7 matches so far.
Greuther Furth are 8th in the league standings, a 2 point gap from their Monday’s opponent Stuttgart. They dropped 1 place in the table after Bochum’s win over Erzgebirge Aue. They 11 points give them the option of moving as high as fourth in the table if they take all three points on Monday.
Stuttgart vs Greuther Furth: Head-to-Head Stats
Stuttgart edge the head-to-head record with 2 wins as against Furth’s 1 from their 3 competitive meetings so far. They have also met 3 times in friendlies and Stuttgart won on all occasions.
Their latest league meeting was during Furth’s lone season in Bundesliga on 2012/13. Stuttgart were beaten 2-0 in the clash at the Mercedes-Benz Arena after winning the reverse leg in Furth by a lone goal.
The only other competitive meeting was in the 2009/10 edition of DFB Pokal at Furth won at home by a 1-0 margin.
Stuttgart vs Greuther Furth: Prediction
Stuttgart are one of the best defensive sides in the league along with Heidenheim and have only conceded 6 goals from their 7 matches this season. At the same time, their main problems lie in the goal-scoring department. Their main strikers have contributed just 2 of their 9 goals so far this season. The Reds are heavily reliant on the midfield brilliance of Christian Gentner and set-pieces for majority of their goals.
While Furth do not boast of a solid defense and Stuttgart could breach them. At the same time, they are a side that have scored in 6 of their 7 Bundesliga II games this season. So considering the current form and head-to-head stats, this match could end in a 1-1 draw.
Stuttgart vs Greuther Furth: Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals at 2.20 (6/5)
Correct Full Time Score: 1-1 at 6/1 (7.00).