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Stuttgart vs Dortmund Prediction & Betting tips
After the international break the leather rolls again in the Bundesliga. VfB Stuttgart welcome Borussia Dortmund in the Mercedes-Benz Arena on Matchday 8 of the Bundesliga. How can a game only be more contradictory than if the table first starts against the bottom of the table? We can look forward to exactly this constellation on Saturday. Dortmund is enthroned in the top of the table and should be able to defend this place even in defeat, while the VfB fights for the bare survival.
After, let’s call it politely expressed, unhappy communicated dismissal of coach Tayfun Korkut Markus Weinzierl has now taken over the scepter. The mission of the former coach of Schalke 04 and FC Augsburg is: Save the league. Although Stuttgart is ranked 18th in the league after seven matchdays, it is still only one point to the rescue bank. However, as the 13-15 places are occupied by the clubs FC Schalke 04, Bayer Leverkusen and TSG Hoffenheim, it does not make the task easier for the new coach, as these clubs will certainly score regularly during the season again. The main problem that Weinzierl has to solve first is the susceptibility to goals. With 13 goals, they represent the third worst value of the league. If we calculate the 0: 7 debacle of Nuremberg against BVB once, it would even be the second worst value. But not only on the defensive, even in the storm it is anything but round. With only six goals scored, they are also the third worst value here. Only Mario Gomez keeps the Stuttgart alive. With his three goals so far, he scored exactly 50% of all goals scored by the club. In addition, he put on another with an assist.
Weinzierl has to give up his first match on Dennis Aogo, Anastasios Donis and possibly Daniel Didavi. But despite the poor situation in the table we must not forget one thing: VfB has not lost nine of its last ten home matches seasonally! Only the FC Bayern broke this spell once. Nevertheless, the bookmaker favors bets on a victory for the visitors before the match between VfB Stuttgart and Dortmund.
First of all, we can prepare ourselves for a peat festival! Dortmund have scored at least four goals in their last three Bundesliga matches. On top of that, they have met Stuttgart at least three times in five of the last six duels. And in the last four competitive matches over 2.5 goals would have been the right choice. Thus, it is not surprising that BVB can call the league’s best storm its own. Pablo Alcácer is a big part of that. The current leader in the scorers list also met during the international break for Spain, which would probably help him finally to a launch site.
Lucien Favre has to give up Manuel Akanji. Thus, Abdou Diallo and Dan-Axel Zagadou should form the new central defense. On the other hand, Favre can build on the recovered Marco Reus. The power duo would be united again. Together, he and Alcácer have already scored ten goals. In addition, Reus put on two more goals. This means that both players were directly involved in twelve of the 23 goals scored.
Stuttgart vs Dortmund head to head matches
08.04.18 BUN Dortmund Stuttgart 3 : 0
17.11.17 BUN Stuttgart Dortmund 2 : 1
23.04.16 BUN Stuttgart Dortmund 0 : 3
09.02.16 POK Stuttgart Dortmund 1 : 3
29.11.15 BUN Dortmund Stuttgart 4 : 1