On Saturday, there is truly a phenomenal betting offer, and this time we have analyzed one of the most interesting matches of the 19th round of the German Bundesliga, in which third-placed Stuttgart will host fourth-placed Leipzig. The start of the match between these two teams is scheduled for 3:30 pm.
Stuttgart: Can the Swabians reach the Champions League?
Right from the start, it should be noted that Stuttgart was on the brink of relegation to the Zweite Bundesliga last season, but now, against all odds, this team finds itself in a fantastic third place in the table, which at the end of the championship brings qualification for the Champions League.
Indeed, the popular Swabians played a relegation playoff against Hamburg, and the team from the city of Mercedes managed to eliminate HSV without much trouble, with a total score of 6:1, ensuring their stay in the top tier of German football.
Of course, at the beginning of this season, the primary goals were again related to survival. However, after the great performances of the popular Swabians, it’s certain that the appetites in the club have suddenly grown, as Stuttgart currently, as we mentioned at the beginning of this text, is in third place in the table with a point more than fourth-placed Leipzig and fifth-placed Borussia Dortmund.
So far, Girasi and his teammates have played eighteen matches in this year’s edition of the Bundesliga and achieved 11 victories, one draw, but also six defeats. What might concern all fans of this club are the very poor performances lately, as the third-placed team in the table has achieved only one victory, one draw, but also three defeats in the last five championship matches.
In the second part of the championship, specifically in 2024, Sebastian Hoeneß’s charges have suffered the same number of defeats. The first happened in an away game against Mönchengladbach, where the popular Foals celebrated easily with a 3:1 victory, and in the last round, the third-placed team also suffered a defeat in an away game against Bochum, ending with a score of 1:0.
At home, the team from the city of Mercedes has so far played nine matches and recorded seven victories, one draw, and only one defeat, interestingly against Hoffenheim.
What is certainly not good for Sebastian Hoeneß in this match against Leipzig is that the coach of the most pleasant surprise of this year’s Bundesliga edition will not be able to count on Girasi, who has a muscle injury. In addition, Ito, Wu, Silas, Karazor, and Nartey will not be available for this duel, while Egloff is questionable.
Finally, in the first part of the season, the Swabians were convincingly defeated in an away game against Leipzig, with the match at the Red Bull Arena ending with a score of 5:1.
Leipzig: Lackluster Performances in the Continuation of the Championship!
In the past few seasons, Leipzig has regularly achieved a position that brings Champions League qualification at the end of the season, and it often happened that Red Bull compensated for very poor performances in the first half of the season with brilliant games in the second half.
Last season, this team reached third place in the table and secured direct qualification to the most prestigious European club competition. Speaking of which, it’s worth mentioning that the German representative has never reached the knockout phase of the Champions League more easily. In a group with Manchester City, Young Boys, and Red Star Belgrade, Leipzig secured second place in the group. The definitive passage among the sixteen best European teams was achieved two rounds before the end, following a triumph in an away game against Red Star Belgrade, where the score was 1:2 in favor of the popular Bulls.
Their opponent in the round of 16 is Real Madrid, who, based on everything we’ve seen so far, might currently be the biggest favorite to win the “big-eared” trophy.
Anyway, until the first duel scheduled for February 13, Marco Rose’s charges will fully focus on the national championship, where they currently find themselves in fourth place in the table, with the same number of points as fifth-placed Borussia Dortmund, but one point less than third-placed Stuttgart, where Red Bull is also visiting in this round.
Things didn’t start well for this team in the continuation of the championship, as Leipzig, like Stuttgart, experienced two defeats in the two league matches played. First, the former Champions League semi-finalist lost at home to Eintracht Frankfurt, where the team from Frankfurt somewhat unexpectedly celebrated with a 0:1 victory. Then, Red Bull also suffered a defeat from the top-placed Leverkusen, again at their stadium, with the league leader securing all three points with a goal in the final moments of the match, which ended 2:3.
Before all this, Leipzig only managed a draw in an away game against Werder Bremen, leading us to the fact that this team last achieved a championship triumph almost a month and a half ago, when Marco Rose’s squad defeated Hoffenheim 3:1 at home.
In away games, the popular Bulls have played eight matches so far, achieving four victories, only one draw, but also three defeats. It’s noteworthy that Red Bull’s last away win was against Borussia Dortmund in early December, with a score of 2:3.
Our Betting Suggestions
Both teams haven’t shown much at the start of the championship, and regarding this duel, it should be noted that the stakes are indeed huge, as the winner would be in a very nice position, while the losing team almost certainly falls to fifth place in the table. Both will give their all to achieve their first victory in the second part of the championship, and in such a situation, it’s probably ideal to try the Both Teams to Score (gg) bet with odds of 1.52 at Mozzartbet.
However, it seems that Leipzig has much more experience in such matches, so we mostly give the advantage to the popular Bulls in this encounter and suggest you play Leipzig to Win (fr 2), which Mozzartbet pays with odds of 2.55.
Finally, the defense of both teams has shown quite a few weaknesses lately, so first and foremost, we are likely to witness a very efficient duel, which is why we suggest you try the Over 3.5 Goals bet, which Mozzartbet pays with odds of 2.40.