RB Leipzig vs. VfB Stuttgart
August 20, 2021 2:30 pm EDT
The Line: Over 2.5 -200, Under 2.5 +162
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RB Leipzig is welcoming VfB Stuttgart to Red Bull Arena in round 2 of the German Bundesliga. Leipzig is not looking well at the moment, especially in the attacking end, and that is a problem they need to resolve fast. Stuttgart is on a fantastic run, and they have had an even better start to the season last week.
Leipzig has signed a fantastic striker in the offseason, Andre Silva from Eintracht, but he is yet to find his best form. Halstenberg and Saracchi are injured, while Olmo is still not ready after playing for Spain in the Olympics. In their season opener, Leipzig was playing against Mainz on the road, and they were the dominant team with an impressive 72% of ball possession, 2 shots on goal, 11 corner kicks, 1 big chance created, and 84% of the correct passes. Leipzig has created a few good chances, but they were missing that final pass that Olmo would provide for the strikers. Leipzig has lost this game 1-0. The situation is looking pretty grey for Leipzig right now, but they are on the right track, and once they get their offense going, Leipzig will be hard to beat.
Stuttgart is the complete opposite of Leipzig, and they have lost only 1 of their last 9 games. In their last 2 games, Stuttgart has scored impressive 11 goals, while conceding only 1 goal. In their first game of the season against Furth at home, Stuttgart was playing fantastic soccer, and they have had 67% of ball possession, 15 shots on goal, 9 corner kicks, 9 big chances created, and 92% of the correct passes. This was one of the best games Stuttgart has played over the last 2 seasons, and they were incredibly effective. Stuttgart has scored 5 goals in this game, and they have won this match 5-1. Kempf is now the leading goalscorer for Stuttgart with 2 goals, while Klement, Endo, and Ghaddioui have each added 1 goal. The injury list is quite long for Stuttgart, and Ahamada, Beyaz, Cisse, Egloff, Coulibaly, Funrich, Nartey, and Wamangituka are all on the list. Even without all these players, Stuttgart is looking incredibly well, they are creating a ton of chances, and I think my prediction will come true at the end of the season. I think we will be seeing Stuttgart in the Europa League next season.
Stuttgart has lost all 3 games against Leipzig on the road, but the situation is much different now. Leipzig is struggling massively, their defense is not yet set, while Stuttgart is in fantastic form and is scoring a ton of goals. I’m taking Stuttgart and the goals for a massive plus money.