Stuttgart vs RB Leipzig
Date: Saturday, 16 February 2019
Kick-Off at 14:30 UK / 15:30 CET
Venue: Mercedes-Benz-Arena (Stuttgart).
Stuttgart got off to a nightmare start to the year. They lost three and drew one of four league matches in 2019 to fall down to 16th place in the Bundesliga standings.
The latest of failures was a painful one as it saw the Reds lose 3-0 to recently-promoted Fortuna Dusseldorf last weekend.
Markus Weinzierl’s men were just incapable of holding things tight at the back in the most recent set of fixtures.
The hosts shipped ten goals in four league matches this year. It’s certainly not the kind of form you want to have coming face to face with the likes of RB Leipzig.
The Bulls began the year with a narrow 0-1 defeat at home to runaway leaders Borussia Dortmund, but they responded in some style.
Ralf Rangnick’s troops went on to win three and draw one of following four games in all competitions without conceding a single goal in the process.
Leipzig bagged seven goals without any response in last two away games in Bundesliga against Fortuna Duesseldorf and Hannover.
Stuttgart vs RB Leipzig: Head-to-head
This will only be the fourth head to head encounter between the two teams.
RB Leipzig won two and drew one of three without conceding a single goal along the way.
This term’s clash saw a 2-0 victory for Leipzig at Red Bull Arena.
Stuttgart vs RB Leipzig: Prediction
Everything written above speaks in Leipzig’s favour. They are enjoying a much better form, they kept four straight clean sheets in all competitions and they’ve never conceded a goal against Stuttgart.
The hosts failed to score in a tough 3-0 defeat to Fortuna Dusseldorf last weekend. They lost three and drew one of four league matches in 2019.
The away win to nil thus has to be the way to go. Braver punters can also try with Leipzig to win by two or more goals difference at the odds of 2.65.
Stuttgart vs RB Leipzig: Bet Tips
Leipzig to win @ 1.60 (3/5)
Leipzig -1.5 handicap @ 2.65 (33/20).