Stuttgart vs RB Leipzig Match Info
Match date: 16thFebruary 2019
Kick-Off: 2.30pm GMT
Stadium: Mercedes-Benz-Arena, Stuttgart
Stuttgart vs RB Leipzig Head to Head Record
Last 3 meetings:
26 Sep 2018 RB Leipzig 2 – 0 Stuttgart
11 Mar 2018 Stuttgart 0 – 0 RB Leipzig
21 Oct 2017 RB Leipzig 1 – 0 Stuttgart
Matches played: 3
Stuttgart wins: 0
Leipzig wins: 2
Stuttgart vs RB Leipzig Stats
- Stuttgart sit just three points clear of rock-bottomed Nurnberg after 21 games played
- Leipzig have been in fine form and will now want to build on a top 4 spot
- We’ve seen a goalless draw in the sides’ only clash at this ground so far (in March 2018)
Stuttgart vs RB Leipzig Match Preview
RB Leipzig travel to Stuttgart of their Matchday 22 clash on the back of a solid streak which saw them through to the DFB Pokal Quarter-finals over Wolfsburg (1-0) and five points clear in the Bundesliga top 4 – with seven points in three outings since late January.
Die Bullen have beaten Fortuna Dusseldorf (0-4), Hannover 96 (0-3) and held chasers Eintracht Frankfurt to a goalless draw in their last three league outings, now surely motivated to capitalize with points against struggling rivals. Ralf Rangnick’s men thus rediscovered fine goalscoring form on the road and doing so at Mercedes-Benz-Arena will be crucial.
Stuttgart, on the other end, sit just outside the relegation zone and we’ve seen them struggling to keep hold of their mid-table rank. They’ve earned just one point in their last six league outings, holding Freiburg to a thriller 2-2 draw in early February but going on to see a 3-0 thrashing at Fortuna Dusseldorf – where Kenan Karaman, Oliver Fink, and Benito Raman all made it on the scoresheet.
Die Roten have proven themselves more of a nut to crack in front of the home fans and we’ve seen them scoring numbers of goals here. Still, they’ve failed to capitalize with many errors at the back and we feel this could prove costly against the in-form rivals yet again.
We’ll thus back RB Leipzig to make use of their woes and we’ll stick with an Away win here, which feels like great value at 20/23 with Betfair. We do expect a strong challenge but the visitors should have what it takes to outgun Stuttgart to all-important points here.
With that in mind, we’re also going for a high-scoring contest at Mercedes-Benz-Arena and Over 2.5 Goals FT at 3/4 with Paddy Power has been rated a generous banker bet by many in the know – after seeing three or more goals in all of Stuttgart’s last five games here as well as Leipzig’s three of last four on the road.
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