Stuttgart vs RB Leipzig
Date: 7 August 2022, Sunday
Kick-off at 14:30 UK / 15:30 CET
Stuttgart will be hoping to translate their pre-season form to the start of the new Bundesliga campaign as they play host to DFB Pokal champions RB Leipzig on Sunday afternoon at Mercedes-Benz-Arena.
Speaking of the DFB Pokal, Stuttgart had to play the opening round of the 2022/23 edition last Friday when they were successful in a 0-1 victory away at Dynamo Dresden.
It was a strong overall performance for Die Schwaben who had their center-back Waldemar Anton sent off midway through the second half. Ss
Nevertheless, the defense looked good with the recent addition of Konstantinos Mavropanos in the starting lineup.
The job at the opposite end was done by striker Darko Churlinov who made the difference between the two teams by netting the only goal of the game early on.
It was the fifth consecutive win for Pellegrino Matarazzo’s men this summer, following successes against Boblingen (a lower-division outfit), Zurich (Swiss Super League side), Brentford, and Valencia.
It will be very interesting to see whether such a splendid spell of form will help Stuttgart avoid a defeat against RB Leipzig who will travel to Mercedes-Benz-Arena as the favorites despite their recent failures.
RB Leipzig conceded five goals in each of the previous two games, but they have played the likes of Liverpool (a friendly) and Bayern Munich (German Super Cup) along the way.
Stuttgart vs RB Leipzig Head-to-head
- Stuttgart have never been a serious rival for RB Leipzig.
- The visitors have won seven and drawn one of their eight meetings with Die Schwaben.
- RB Leipzig have an amazing 15-1 goal difference in the previous eight H2H affairs with Stuttgart.
Stuttgart vs RB Leipzig Prediction
Stuttgart have had an amazing pre-season but RB Leipzig are still at least one level above them. After all, the visitors won seven and drew one of the last eight head to head meetings with Stuttgart.
However, we do expect a goal fest here based on everything we’ve seen from the two teams during their preparations period this summer. Also, Pellegrino Matarazzo on one and Domenico Tedesco on the other side is the matchup that screams goals.
Therefore I believe value is huge with the Over 2.5 goals full time priced at the 1.80 odds.
Stuttgart vs RB Leipzig Betting Tips
Over 2.5 goals FT @ 1.80 (4/5)
RB Leipzig to win & BTTS @ 3.50 (5/2) odd.