RB Leipzig 18-7-5, VfB Stuttgart 10-9-11
4/25/21 9:30 am
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RB Leipzig is welcoming VfB Stuttgart to Red Bull Arena in round 31 in the German Bundesliga.
Leipzig has had a few chances to catch up to Bayern, and they have another one here since Bayern has lost their game earlier this weekend. Leipzig has only 1 win in their last 4 games, but they are still the best defensive team in the league with only 25 conceded goals. As we can see, the defense is not Leipzig’s problem, but their offense is because Leipzig doesn’t have a world-class striker. Leipzig was playing against Koln in their last match, and they were a much better team with 72% of ball possession, 6 shots on goal, 8 corner kicks, 2 big chances created, and a solid 87% of the correct passes. Leipzig conceded a goal as soon as the second half started, but they tied the score in the 59th minute. Just 1 minute later, Leipzig has conceded another goal, and they ended up losing this match 2-1. Sabitzer has scored 7 goals for Leipzig so far this season, while Nkunku and Forsberg added 6 goals. Olmo has 8 assists. Laimer and Szoboszlai are still questionable for this match, while there are no other injuries in Leipzig. Leipzig is in 2nd place, and they will go to the Champions League next season, the only question is from which spot.
Stuttgart is ruining their good season by ending it badly, and it has cost them the Europa League spot. Stuttgart is on a 3-game losing streak during which they conceded 8 goals while scoring 4 goals. Stuttgart is now in 10th place with 39 points, and the Europa League is massive 11 points away from them. In their last game against Wolfsburg at home, Stuttgart has had 61% of ball possession, 4 shots on goal, 4 corner kicks, 4 big chances created, and 83% of the correct passes. This wasn’t a bad game for Stuttgart, but Wolfsburg was just too good defensively, while Stuttgart couldn’t handle their attacks. Stuttgart has lost this match 1-3. Kalajdzic has scored 14 goals for Stuttgart, while Wamangituka added 11 goals. Sosa has 8 assists. The injuries have been a big part of Stuttgart’s bad games, and Egloff, Mangala, Wamangituka, Gonzalez, Sosa, and Kaminski are all injured, and some of these players are crucial to Stuttgart’s success this season. I know Stuttgart is happy to be in the middle of the standings, but they could have been much higher if they had just a little bit more luck.
Of the 5 games these two teams have played against each other, Leipzig has won 4, while 1 game ended in a draw. Neither of the teams is in good form, but Stuttgart has a ton of injuries, important injuries, and Leipzig needs a win more. I’m taking Leipzig in this one.