VfB Stuttgart – Dusseldorf SOCCER PICKS
Stuttgart and Fortuna Düsseldorf meet at Mercedes-Benz-Arena, in a match for the 4th round of the Bundesliga. In the last 3 years there is only record of 2 direct confrontations between these two teams: one on 06-02-2017, which ended in a victory of Stuttgart by (2-0), and another more recent on 12-08-2016, which ended in a victory for Fortuna Düsseldorf by (1-0). The Fortuna Düsseldorf presents considerable differences in their results at home and as a visitor, so in this match the home factor may be decisive.
The home team is currently in the 16 th position, with 1 point won, after 1 draw and 2 losses. In the penultimate match, they lost in a home match against Bayern München, by (0-3). In the last match, they tied in an away match against Freiburg, by (3-3). This is a team that usually maintains its competitive levels in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 7 wins, 4 draws and 4 losses in away matches, with 30 goals scored and 24 conceded; against 9 wins, 4 draws and 2 losses at their stadium, with 19 goals scored and 11 conceded. In the last 10 home matches Stuttgart has won 6, tied 3 and lost 1. Defensive consistency has not been their best feature, as they have conceded goals in 9 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored with regularity, as he scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches.
For this round, the Stuttgart team comes under pressure in the quest for their first victory in the competition, after three rounds played. In the only game played in their domains, the team faced the German giant Bayern Munich and ended up being overtaken by 0-3, demonstrating in this way that left to desire, both offensively and defensively. In this match the team must be aligned in 4-4-2, looking for defensive consistency and attacks in an organized way. In this team stands forward M. Gomez, with two goals scored.
After 1 win, 1 draw and 1 loss, the away team is currently in the 9 th position, with 4 points won. In the last match, they have won at home against Hoffenheim by (2-1), after in the previous match they have tied tied in an away match against RB Leipzig, by (1-1). This is a team that usually gets better results in away matches than at home, since in the last 30 matches they register 10 wins, 1 draw and 4 losses in away matches, with 59 goals scored and 18 conceded; against 8 wins, 3 draws and 4 losses at their stadium, with 25 goals scored and 18 conceded. In the last 10 away matches for all competitions, Fortuna Düsseldorf has won 8, tied 1 and lost 1. Their offense has scored frequently, since they have always scored at least one goal in the last 10 matches.
For this round the Fortuna Düsseldorf team arrives after having alternated their results for the competition. Acting as a visitor, in the only game played, he won a draw against RB Leipzig, as already mentioned, demonstrating a medium performance in his sectors, however, and on the other hand, we can say that it was not a negative result. We remember that the team comes from the second division of German football. In this match the team must be aligned in 5-3-2, looking in this way to give greater priority to their defensive sector. The highlight of the team at the start of the Bundesliga 18/19 is on behalf of A. Morales, D. Lukebakio, M. Zimmermann and B. Raman, all with a goal scored.