Bayer Leverkusen – Stuttgart : Preview & Prediction
Bayer Leverkusen and Stuttgart face at BayArena, in a match for the 20 th round of the Bundesliga. The two teams tied (1‑1), on 03‑10‑2020, the last time they met in this edition of the league. At this stadium, the head ‑ to ‑ head history favors the home team, since they have a record of 2 wins and 1 loss in the last 3 matches. Sure enough, the last time these teams met at this stadium, on 05‑02‑2020, in a match for the DFB Pokal, Bayer Leverkusen won by (2‑1). The goals of the match were scored by L. Alario (83 ‘) and F. Bredlow (71’ Own goal) for Bayer Leverkusen and by S. Wamangituka (85 ‘) for Stuttgart. Although this is a game between 5th and 10th in the general classification, it is actually a game between the 9th classified in home games and the 3rd as a visitor.
After 9 wins, 5 draws and 5 losses, the home team is in 5th position, having won 32 points. In the last match, they have lost in an away match against RB Leipzig by (1‑0), after in the previous match they have lost (0‑1) at home, against Wolfsburg. This is a team that usually achieves more positive results as a visitor than at home, since they have won 17 points away, where they scored 16 goals and conceded 8, and 15 points in their stadium, with 16 goals scored and 11 conceded. The team arrives at this meeting after an away loss against Rot ‑ Weiss Essen by (4‑2), after extra time. For the league, Bayer Leverkusen won 15 points out of 27 possible points, after 4 wins, 3 draws and 2 losses in the last 9 home matches. Defensive solidity has not been their strong point, as they have conceded goals in 8 of the last 10 games, but their offense has scored regularly, as they have scored goals in 7 of the last 10 games for this competition. In 19 matches in this competition, he suffered the first goal 7 times and only managed 2 turns on the scoreboard.
The Bayer Leverkusen team starts this game with a defeat, in overtime, against RW Essen, in a game counting for the German Cup. It should be noted that the home team have lost the last two games played in the Bundesliga. Normally coach Peter Bosz profiles an offensive tactical system, aligned in 4-3-3, with Leon Bailey, Moussa Diaby and Lucas Alario the most offensive men of the team: the last player is the best scorer of Bayer Leverkusen with 8 goals . For this match the home coach cannot use Paulinho, Santiago Arias, Sven Bender, Mitchell Weiser, Nadiem Amiri, Lars Bender and Julian Baumgartlinger, all due to injury.
The visiting team is currently in 10th place, with 25 points won, after 6 wins, 7 draws and 6 losses. In the penultimate match, they lost away to Freiburg by (2‑1). In the last match, they won at home against Mainz 05 by (2‑0). Interestingly, this is a team that has achieved better results away from home, as they have won 17 points as a visitor and only 8 at their stadium. In their last match, for the DFB Pokal, they lost to Borussia M’gladbach at home by (1‑2). In the last 10 away matches, Stuttgart has recorded 5 wins, 2 draws and 3 losses, having won 17 points out of 30 possible. The team allowed goals to the opponent in 9 of the last 10 games, for which reason it has not presented great defensive solidity, but their attack has scored regularly, since they managed to score in 7 of the last 10 games in this competition. In 19 games in this competition, he suffered the first goal 10 times and only managed 1 turn on the scoreboard.
The team of Stuttgart starts this round with a setback, by 1-2, receiving Borussia Monchengladbach, in a game counting for the German Cup. In the last Bundesliga match, the visitors won Mainz 05 by 2-0. In this away match, coach Pellegrino Matarazzo should keep the team in 3-4-3, prioritizing defensive organization and counterattacks, making the best use of the space on the opponent’s defensive line. Silas Wamangituka is Stuttgart’s top scorer with 11 goals scored. For this match the coach won’t count on Gonzalo Castro, Mola and Lilian Egloff, players who are recovering from injury.
Bayer Leverkusen – Stuttgart : Betting Tips
Bayer Leverkusen – Win Odds: 2.25
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70