VfB Stuttgart vs. FC Koln
May 14, 2022 9:30 am EDT
The Line: Over 2.5 -250, Under 2.5 +200
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VfB Stuttgart is hosting FC Koln at Mercedes Benz Arena in round 34 of the German Bundesliga. Stuttgart is fighting for their lives in this last round, and the only thing that might get them out of the relegation zone is to win this game. Koln still has a chance to qualify for Europe, but only if they get a win here, and if Union Berlin losses in their game.
Stuttgart is in the relegation playoff spot, but there is hope yet for them to get out of the relegation zone completely. Stuttgart is undefeated in their last 2 games, but they haven’t won any of their last 6 games, which is not good. Stuttgart is one of those teams who had a ton of injuries this season, and they still have them, but this is the last game of the season, and it is the most important for them. Defensively, Stuttgart isn’t bad considering how shallow their roster has been, but they have also been struggling with scoring goals. Stuttgart has scored only 39 goals so far this season. in their last game, Stuttgart tied to Bayern, and that was an important point they won. Kalajdzic is now the leading goalscorer for Stuttgart with 5 goals. Sosa has added 8 assists. If Stuttgart losses this game, it’s not the end of the world because they can still stay in the league, they will just need to win the playoffs.
As I’ve mentioned, Koln can still qualify for Europe, and they would have been there if they haven’t lost to Wolfsburg last week, as home. With 52 points, Koln is now in 7th place, which is only 2 points less than Union Berlin has in 6th. Koln has scored 51 goals so far this season, and Modeste is their leading goalscorer with 19 goals. The problem for Koln is if Modeste is not playing, or is playing poorly, Koln is not scoring. Uth has added 7 assists. Andersson, Obuz, Ostrak, and Thielmann are all injured. Koln is a solid team, one of the best home teams in the league, but they are also pretty solid on the road. It’s simple, Koln has to go for the win here, but they are up against the team who is looking to stay in the league, and those types of games are hard.
Stuttgart hasn’t won any of their last 6 games, but they are a solid team that can definitely score goals. Stuttgart has been a lot better at home than on the road, and now it’s time to show it. I will give this one a shot with Stuttgart.