VfB Stuttgart vs. RB Leipzig / Bundesliga – Leipzig is expectedly better ranked on the table and they have six points more than their host, but Stuttgart is definitely in better form and rom the team that is predicted to struggle for survival, they are now calm in the middle of the table, all because of a series of four consecutive victories. Leipzig is not playing as expected, and Europa League takes a lot of strength and they celebrated on Thursday in that competition, breaking a series of four games without a win. In the first part of the season was 1-0 for Leipzig. Begins: 11.03.2018. – 15:30 CET
This is now a serious series of victories for the team of Stuttgart, and they are thinking less and less about the struggle for survival, and even more about placement in Europa league. Stuttgart’s football players are playing great since the start of February and their series is five games without defeat, in the first match of that series they played a draw with Wolfsburg, and later they triumphed four times. Coach Korkut has revived them, whose arrival has brought all positive, especially at guest appearances where they were desperately weak.
The effect was a draw and two wins in the previous three games, while they had no problems for the most part of the season at home. In the last round they celebrated in Cologne and the difference compared to the previous matches was that there were a lot of goals. They celebrated with 3-2 after receiving the first goal. When it comes to their composition, nothing has changed and it will not change now, because they are playing very well.
Probable lineups VfB Stuttgart: Zieler – Beck, Pavard, Baumgartl, Insua – Badstuber – Ascacibar, Gentner – Er.Thonny – Ginczek, M.Gomez
Leipzig is having problems, although they managed to celebrate on Thursday and thus stop the unpleasant series of four duels without triumph. They celebrated in the first match of the round of sixteen in Europa League against Russian Zenit with 2-1, but at home, and it is a big question whether they will benefit from it in the rematch next week. They have to think about that duel as well as about the championship one, because they are slowly but certainly sliding towards the middle of the table and could stay without a new placement on the European scene. They are three rounds without a win and they lost twice in the last round to make up for that derby with Borussia Dortmund.
Coach Hasenhuttl tries to keep freshness in the team by making constant changes. Kampen and Sabitzer took a breather against Zenit, and Demme and Bruma played in relation to the match against Borussia. Now we are expecting changes again, so Klostermann goes on the right-back and Bernardo on the left, since Halstenberg is injured. Kampl and Sabitzer return, while Y.Poulsen could replace Augustine.
Probable lineups RB Leipzig: Gulacsi – Klostermann, Orban, Upamecano, Bernardo – Kampl, Keita – Sabitzer, Forsberg – Ti.Werner, Y.Poulsen
VfB Stuttgart vs. RB Leipzig PICK
Stuttgart is in the rush and they are particularly good in their own field, but Leipzig is objectively better and we expect them to prove it in this match. Somehow it seems that host is the favourite, however, we will still give a slight advantage to the guests in this match.
Pick: Asian Handicap 0 Leipzig
Odds: 1.91 at bet365 (down to 1.80 can be played)
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