Eintracht Frankfurt vs. VfB Stuttgart
September 12, 2021 9:30 am EDT
The Line: Over 2.5 -200, Under 2.5 +162
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Eintracht Frankfurt is welcoming VfB Stuttgart to Commerzbank Arena in round 4 of the German Bundesliga. After a fantastic last season, Eintracht is still without a win this season, and they are far away from their old form. Stuttgart has started this season with a nice win at home, but they went on a 2-game losing streak in Bundesliga.
Eintracht has sold a few players they had last season, and it’s cost them a lot so far this season. Eintracht has 1 loss and 2 draws so far this season, they have conceded 6 goals while scoring only 3 goals. With 2 points, Eintracht is now in 14th place, but the season has only just started. In their last game against Arminia on the road, Eintracht has had 65% of ball possession, 3 shots on goal, 4 corner kicks, 3 big chances created, and 83% of the correct passes. Eintracht was solid in this game, they have created a few good chances, but they were able to score only 1 goal, which was enough for a 1-1 draw. Hauge is the only goalscorer for Eintracht as of right now with 2 scored goals. Rode is the only injured player for Eintracht at the moment. I don’t expect Eintracht to have as much success they had last season, but they will be somewhere in the middle of the standings.
Stuttgart started this season as expected, with a fantastic home win, but their defense got sloppy after that. In their last 2 Bundesliga games, Stuttgart has conceded 7 goals while scoring 2 goals. Overall, Stuttgart has scored 7 goals, and their leading goalscorer are Kempf and Al Ghaddioui with 2 goals each. Sosa has added 3 assists. The injury list is still long for Stuttgart, and it looks like the lack of depth is really starting to affect their game. Stuttgart was hosting Freiburg in their last game in Bundesliga, and they were the dominant team with 64% of ball possession, 7 shots on goal, 8 corner kicks, 3 big chances created, and a solid 84% of the correct passes. Stuttgart’s defense was terrible, and they have conceded 3 goals in the first 28 minutes of this game, but they got back into this game with 2 late goals in the first half. Unfortunately for Stuttgart, they weren’t able to score another goal, and they ended up losing this match 2-3. I think Stuttgart will get back on track soon because they are playing great in the attacking end, but their defense might be a huge problem for them.
When playing at home, Eintracht hasn’t lost any of their last 3 games, but they also haven’t won any of their last 4 games overall. Neither team is in good form, and I think this game could go either way, which is why I will take the goals in this one.