Stuttgart vs RB Leipzig
Germany – Bundesliga
Date: Saturday, 2 January 2021
Kick-off at 19:30 UK/ 20:30 CET
Venue: Mercedes-Benz Arena.
The Swabians are currently placed just outside the European spots. However, contrary to expectations they could not be counted amongst the best in Germany due to their inconsistency.
Espeically at home they have been on a dismal run for almost the whole of the season. In fact, their very first win at this venue in this campaign had come just a week back, and that too in the DFB Pokal.
Thus, they are one of the rare teams still searching for their maiden home victory in a Bundesliga game in 2020-21.
Meanwhile, the Red Bulls are one of the best teams in the whole competition. They are placed third in the table, and lag by just two points behind toppers Bayern Munich.
On top of that, the second-placed Leverkusen are pitted against tough customer Frankfurt this weekend, while the fourth-placed Wolfsburg are taking on the fifth-placed Dortmund.
As such, this is a golden opportunity for Julian Nagelsmann’s men to climb to the second position in standings, and build a healthy lead as well in the process.
Moreover, they also have a 100% unbeaten record against this rival over the years.
For the reasons, expect Leipzig to secure a win this weekend at the Mercedes-Benz Arena.
Stuttgart vs RB Leipzig Head-to-head (h2h)
- The latest encounter had ended in a 1-3 win for the Red Bulls on the road.
- They have a 100% winning record against this foe, barring a goalless draw in 2018.
- They have kept clean sheets in all but one meeting so far.
- Pellegrino Matarazzo’s men have conceded two or more goals in the past two clashes.
Stuttgart vs RB Leipzig Prediction
The Swabians lost 1-0 on the road the last match-day, against Wolfsburg. In the meantime, Nagelsmann’s men were held to a goalless draw at home the past game week, by Koln.
Going on, Matarazzo’s men were winless in seven of their previous eleven overall match-ups, and of the four wins during this stretch, one had come in the DFB Pokal, and one other in a friendly.
Embarrassingly, they are yet to post a league win at home this season as well.
On the other hand, their opposite number had won six of their preceding eight fixtures, and they have lost just once all through this Bundesliga campaign – which was against Monchengladbach.
On the road, they have scored three or more goals in three of the former four attempts, and have lost just thrice away from home since February. Two of these defeats had come in the Champions League, against PSG, and Manchester United.
Finally, the Red Bulls also have a 100% winning record against this rival in h2h meetings, barring a single draw.
Considering all these factors, expect Leipzig to easily dominate proceedings this weekend at the Mercedes-Benz Arena.
Stuttgart vs RB Leipzig Betting Tips
Draw No Bet: Leipzig @ 1.40 (2/5)
Leipzig to Win Either Half @ 1.44 (4/9).