VfB Stuttgart 1-0-1, Bayer 04 Leverkusen 0-2-0
10/3/20 9:30 am
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VfB Stuttgart is hosting Bayer 04 Leverkusen at Mercedes Benz Arena in round 3 in German Bundesliga.
Stuttgart is the newcomer to Bundesliga, and they were fantastic in the preseason, and the DFB Pokal matcha s well. The season didn’t start so well for Stuttgart as they lost to Freiburg at home, but their second match was much better. Stuttgart was playing against Mainz on the road in their second match, and they have had 51% of ball possession, 7 shots on goal, 9 corner kicks, 5 big chances created, and 80% of the correct passes. The first half result was 1-1, but Stuttgart was a much better team in the second half, and they have scored 3 unanswered goals. Stuttgart has won this match 1-4. With 3 points, 6 scored goals, and 4 conceded goals, Stuttgart is in 8th place in the standings. Wamangituka and Kalajdzic have each scored 2 goals for Stuttgart so far, while Klimowicz and Didavi added 1 goal each. The injury list is very long in Stuttgart and Egloff, Forster, Gonzalez, Mavropanos, Mola, Thommy, and Awoudja are all on that list. Stuttgart used to be one of the best German teams, but they have been worse and worse over the last few years, and that is why they have been in Bundesliga 2 a few times over the last few seasons. Who knows, maybe this season will be better, and Stuttgart will be able to stay in Bundesliga for another season.
Leverkusen has sold 2 of their best strikers in the offseason, and their departure is clearly visible. Leverkusen has scored only 1 goal in their first two games of the season, but they also conceded only 1 goal so far. With only 2 points, Leverkusen is in 12th place in the standings. The last season was good for Leverkusen, but they were 2 points shy from the Champions League spot, and Leverkusen will play in the Europa League this season. In their last Bundesliga game against Leipzig at home, Leverkusen has had a god game with 59% of ball possession, 4 shots on goal, 4 corner kicks, 1 big chance created, and a solid 83% of the correct passes. After conceding a goal in the 14th minute, Leverkusen was able to tie the score in the 20th minute. The second half was good, but the defenses were up to the task. The final result of this match was 1-1. Paulinho is the only injured player for Leverkusen as of right now. Demirbay has scored the only goal for Leverkusen so far this season. Leverkusen is a good team, but I’m not sure if they can stay consistent offensively without the two of their best strikers.
Stuttgart hasn’t won any of their last 3 games against Leverkusen, while Leverkusen hasn’t lost in their last 4 games. The trends are heavily on Leverkusen’s side, but Stuttgart is playing well, and they can certainly score a goal here, which is why I will pick something on goals here.