Bayer Leverkusen vs. VfB Stuttgart
February 12, 2022 12:30 pm EDT
The Line: Over 2.5 -230, Under 2.5 +180
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Bayer Leverkusen is welcoming VfB Stuttgart to BayArena in round 22 of the German Bundesliga. Leverkusen is on fire right now, they are scoring a ton of goals, and they are on a 3-game winning streak. Stuttgart is struggling this season, they never even played well, and they are fighting for their lives.
During this 3-game winning streak, Leverkusen has scored 12 goals, but they couldn’t keep a clean sheet in any of those 3 games. It was about time for Leverkusen to get back on track after being in the slump, and they deserve it because they are a great team with a ton of talent. Patrik Schick is the leading goalscorer for Leverkusen with 18 goals, but he hasn’t scored in their last 2 games. Moussa Diaby has also been playing well, and he has scored 9 goals so far. Florian Wirtz is the leading assistant with 9 assists but has also added 6 goals. There are a few injuries in Leverkusen but it’s not a big deal. Leverkusen is not playing in any of the other competitions for the rest of the season, which is good for them, and I think they might even reach second place in Bundesliga this season.
Stuttgart did get a win a couple of weeks ago, but it was in a friendly game. In Bundesliga, Stuttgart hasn’t won any of their last 6 games, and they are now officially in the relegation zone. Stuttgart is in 17th place with 18 points, and they are 4 points away from the closest safe spot. Sankoh, Anton, Kalajdzic, and Nartey are all injured, and they will most likely miss this game. Mavropanos is the leading goalscorer for Stuttgart with only 4 goals, while Sosa added 4 assists. There are a lot of problems in Stuttgart, and that is really strange because they are a good team, and I was expecting them to fight for the Conference League instead of for their lives in the relegation zone. Of course, there are still enough games left for Stuttgart to turn things around, but it will take some time.
With a form they are in right now, there is no way I’m betting against Leverkusen. Stuttgart has only 1 won on the road this season, while Leverkusen is on a nice winning streak. I see goals in this one, but I also see Leverkusen getting a win.