VfB Stuttgart – Dortmund SOCCER PICKS
Stuttgart and Borussia Dortmund meet at Mercedes-Benz-Arena, in a match for the 8th round of the Bundesliga. At this stadium, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the away team, which records 4 wins and 1 loss in the last 5 matches. However, the last time these two teams played a match in this stadium was on 17-11-2017, for the Bundesliga, which ended with the victory of Stuttgart by (2-1). The goals of the match were scored by C. Akolo (5 ‘) and J. Brekalo (51’), for Stuttgart, and M. Philipp (45 ‘), for Borussia Dortmund. In this game the home factor may be decisive, since Stuttgart presents considerable differences in their results at home and as a visitor.
After 1 win, 2 draws and 4 losses, the home team is currently in the 18 th position, with 5 points won. In the last match, they lost in an away match against Hannover 96 (3-1), after in the previous match they won (2-1) at home, against Werder Bremen. This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 6 wins, 3 draws and 6 losses in away matches, with 29 goals scored and 28 conceded; against 9 wins, 5 draws and 1 loss at their stadium, with 20 goals scored and 10 conceded. In the last 10 home matches Stuttgart has won 7, tied 2 and lost 1. The team has conceded goals in 6 of the last 7 matches for this competition, so it has not been defensively strong .
Stuttgart is a club that has five Bundesliga titles (German Championship), being the most recent title conquered in the 2006/07 season, plus a final of the Europa League and three titles of the DFB Pokal (German Cup ). Last season, the team finished the national championship in the seventh position, but this season is making a terrible start to the season, as it won only five of the twenty-one points played so far, thus being in the last position of the table. the competition. In the last five games that Stuttgart played in their stadium, counting only the national competition, in four they scored more than 1.5 goals. We believe that in this match Stuttgart will play a more intense game, mainly due to the fact that they are facing a strong opponent.
The away team is currently in the 1 st position, with 17 points won, after 5 wins and 2 draws. In the penultimate match, they won in an away match against Bayer Leverkusen, by (2-4). In the last match, they won in a home match against Augsburg, by (4-3). This is a team that usually maintains its competitive level in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches he has 7 wins, 6 draws and 2 losses as a visitor; against 10 wins, 2 draws and 3 losses at their stadium. The team comes to this match after a win away with Alemannia Aachen by (0-4). In the last 10 away matches Borussia Dortmund has won 8 and tied 2. Defensive consistency has not been their best feature, as they have conceded goals in 5 of the last 7 matches. scored regularly, as they have scored goals in 6 of the last 7 matches for this competition. In 15 matches, they have conceded the first goal 6 times, but have won the first leg in 4. There is 1 period that stands out in the last 20 away matches for all competitions: they have scored 13 of their 32 goals between minutes (76′-90 ‘ ).
Borussia Dortmund is a club that conquered the Bundesliga eight times, being the most recent title conquered in the 2011/12 season, in addition to having a Champions League title, won in the 1996/97 season. Last season, the team finished the national championship in fourth place and this season has been making a great start and the leadership recently arrived, being currently three points ahead of the second classified. In the last five games that Borussia Dortmund played as a visitor, for the Bundesliga, in four they scored more than 1.5 goals. We believe that in this match Borussia Dortmund will play an intense game, mainly due to the quality of their attack, and will have the conditions to score several goals.