Stuttgart vs Bayer Leverkusen
Date: Saturday, 13 April 2019
Kick-Off at 14:30 UK / 15:30 CET
Venue: Mercedes-Benz-Arena (Stuttgart).
Stuttgart missed a huge opportunity to cut the gap behind 15th-plced Augsburg last weekend when they only drew 1-1 at home to Nurnberg.
Die Schwaben are thus four points behind the safe zone and also four points above penultimate-placed Nurnberg, meaning they still have to work hard to secure survival in the top flight of German football.
Next up for them are Bayer Leverkusen who are looking to fix the impression after a tough 2-4 home defeat to third-placed RB Leipzig.
Die Werkself played hot and cold throughout the season. They still have chance to catch one of Europa League spots, but we can definitely call it an underwhelming campaign given the team hold 9th place after 28 rounds of the competition.
Stuttgart vs Bayer Leverkusen: Head-to-head
The head to head record completely favours the visitors who won five of past six meetings with Stuttgart.
Just one of last six H2H games saw goals scored at both ends.
Die Werkself claimed a 2-0 victory when teams met each other in this term of Bundesliga in late-November last year.
Bayer Leverkusen won five and drew two of past seven away matches against Stuttgart. They netted two or more goals six times along the way.
Stuttgart vs Bayer Leverkusen: Prediction
The team led by Markus Weinzierl are winless in last four league games. The aforementioned 1-1 draw to Nurnberg came as a huge disappointment and the former Schalke head coach will have big task motivating his men ahead of a much tougher home outing against Die Werkself.
This match has prospects of bringing a real goal fest as both teams were super easy to break down of late. The visitors will also head into the clash in low spirits after three consecutive defeats, each of which saw them ship at least three goals.
Bayer Leverkusen had a very tough schedule, though, as losses came against the likes of Werder Bremen, Hoffenheim and Leipzig. We just can’t imagine any of these two sides keeping things quiet at the back which is why Both Teams To Score is a banker pick at the odds of 1.50.
Stuttgart vs Bayer Leverkusen: Bet Tips
BTTS @ 1.50 (1/2)
Bayer Leverkusen to win & BTTS @ 3.00 (2/1).