Stuttgart and Bayer Leverkusen meet at Mercedes-Benz-Arena, in a match for the 15th round of the Bundesliga. In this stadium, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the visiting team, which records 2 wins and 1 draw in the last 3 matches. In fact, the last time these two teams played a match in this stadium was on 03-03-2016, in the Bundesliga, which ended in a victory for Bayer Leverkusen by (0-2). The goals of the match were scored by J. Brandt (11 ‘) and K. Bellarabi (49′) for Bayer Leverkusen. In this game the home factor may be decisive, since both teams present considerable differences in the results achieved at home and as a visitor.
The home team is currently in the 11 th position of the league, with 18 points won, after 5 wins, 2 draws and 7 losses. In the penultimate match, they tied in an away match against Hannover 96, by (1-1). In the last match, they lost in an away match against Werder Bremen, by (1-0). 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 3 wins, 3 draws and 9 losses in away matches; against 10 wins, 2 draws and 3 losses at their stadium. For the championship, Stuttgart won 16 points in 18 possible, after 5 wins and 1 draw in the last 6 games they played in their stadium.
For this competition, he does not lose in his stadium 6 games ago. The team allowed goals to the opponent in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition, so it has not been very strong defensively. In 14 matches in this competition, he never got the comeback in the 7 games in which he suffered the first goal. In the last 6 home matches for all competitions there is 1 period that stands out: they have scored 4 of their 8 goals between minutes (31’-45 ‘).
Stuttgart comes to this game with a snub on the grounds of Bremen, 1-0, adding in this way the game followed without winning in this competition. However, it is important to note that the locals add 5 wins in 6 games played at home. Normally the trainer Hannes Wolf plays in 3-4-3, privileging the possession of ball and the organized attacks, especially through the flanks: Ozan and Brekalo are eximios in the transport of the ball towards the attack. On the other hand, Chadrac Akolo is the best score of Stuttgart, with 4 goals scored. For this game the coach does not have Carlos Mané, Zimmermann and Ginczek, all injured.
After 5 wins, 6 draws and 3 losses, the away team is currently in the 8 th position, with 21 points won. In the penultimate match, they won in an away match against Eintracht Frankfurt, by (0-1). In the last match, they tied in a home match against Borussia Dortmund, by (1-1). 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 4 wins, 5 draws and 6 losses in away matches, with 26 goals scored and 22 conceded; against 6 wins, 7 draws and 2 losses at their stadium, with 39 goals scored and 21 conceded. In the last 7 away league matches Bayer Leverkusen has a record of 2 wins, 2 draws and 3 losses, so they have won 8 points out of 21 possible.
For this competition, they have not lost any of the last 4 away matches. They have not been very strong defensively, since they have suffered goals in 8 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored at least one goal in each of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 14 matches in this tournament, they have conceded the first goal 6 times, but have regained the last 2. In the last 9 home matches for all competitions there is 1 period that stands out: they have scored 4 of their 11 goals between minutes (61 ‘) -75 ‘).
Bayer Leverkusen comes to this game with a draw at a ball against Dortmund, totaling the ninth consecutive game without tasting the taste of defeat in this competition: the only goal of the team was marked by Volland. In this match it will be expected that coach Heiko Herrlich plays in the usual 4-3-3, privileging the defensive organization and the counterattacks: Brandt is the most dangerous player in the attack front of the team. On the other hand, Kevin Volland is the best score of Bayer Leverkusen, with 9 goals scored in the championship. For this match the coach can not count on Wendell, suspended, in addition to Aranguiz and Yurchenko, due to injury.
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