20th August – 20:30, Red Bull Arena, Leipzig
RB Leipzig and Stuttgart will open the Bundesliga 2nd round with a Friday evening clash. The hosts search for the first victory of the season, while the away side wants to put another excellent display.
RB Leipzig vs Stuttgart Match Preview & Team News
The Red Bulls finished as runners-up last season, but they didn’t have enough strength to remain in the title battle. Their poor finish of the season left them 13 points behind Bayern Munich. RB Leipzig heads to this season with a change on the bench, as Julian Nagelsmann took over the defending champions. They signed Jesse Marsch from their sister club Salzburg to continue the club’s growth. In fact, RB Leipzig has another excellent transfer window. They permanently signed Angelino, while Andre Silva could be their major solution in the final third. RB Leipzig is well-known for bringing hot prospects, and they signed Josko Gvardiol from Dinamo Zagreb. However, the hosts haven’t started the season well, as they narrowly lost to Mainz on the road. They look for improvement in this clash and the first victory at the home ground.
Stuttgart enjoyed an excellent season-opener, in which they trashed newly-promoted Greuther Furth 5:1. It was their second confident victory in the season, after beating minnows BFC Dynamo 6:0 on the road in DFB Pokal. The visitors were happy with their mid-table finish last time and want to build upon that. However, the away side faces severe selection troubles. Almost a dozen players will be out for different reasons. In the front, they’ll miss Sasa Kalajdzic, who netted 16 goals last season and drop to only one available selection in the final third. It will be tough for Pellegrino Matarazzo’s side to get back home from Leipzig undefeated.
Full-Time Winner Odds & Prediction
The hosts are determined to book their first win, while Stuttgart would be happy to escape with a draw from Red Bull Arena. However, we see RB Leipzig as hot favorites in this clash and believe they can pick up all three points from this match.
Goals Market Prediction
Injury-troubled visitors will have a hard task to keep their net intact, and they will unlikely accomplish it. Moreover, we see this match going over a 2.5 margin, and RB Leipzig could be pretty confident here.
RB Leipzig vs Stuttgart
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Correct score 3:0 @ 11.00 👉 Place a Bet Now!
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