VFB Stuttgart vs Werder BremenGerman Bundesliga, KO: 17:30 Dec 2, 2023, MHP Arena
VfB Stuttgart will be aiming to maintain their pursuit of the frontrunners as they welcome Werder Bremen to the MHP Arena for a Bundesliga clash on Sunday. Stuttgart have looked sharp this season and driven by the prolific Serhou Guirassy, should be too strong for an out of sorts Bremen side.
VfB Stuttgart have been one of the surprise teams in the Bundesliga this season as they continue to keep tabs on frontrunners Bayer Leverkusen and Bayern Munich. They are currently third on the table, seven points off the pace and at the very least will be keen to secure a return to the Champions League for the first time since the 2009-10 season.
There does not appear to be any slowing down for Stuttgart, who have won have won eight of their last 10 Bundesliga matches. Sebastian Hoeneß’s men have won the last two in that run, claiming 2-1 victories over Borussia Dortmund and Eintracht Frankfurt.
The win over Dortmund is an extension of a solid home record for Stuttgart, who have won five of their last six matches at MHP Arena. However, they tend to struggle at the back and are without a clean sheet in the last four matches in that run.
Werder Bremen were beaten last time out in the Bundesliga as they suffered a 3-0 home defeat to Bayer Leverkusen. They were second best throughout the encounter and could only muster a single attempt on target despite playing at home.
That was the second straight defeat for Werder Bremen, who are enduring a difficult campaign this season. They have picked up just one win from their last seven Bundesliga matches and are just three points above the relegation zone.
One of the problems for Werder Bremen is a dodgy record on their travels as they have failed to score an away win this season. Ole Werner’s men have lost four of their last five away matches this season, although they earned a 2-2 draw at Wolfsburg in their previous fixture on the road.
How the bookies view it
VfB Stuttgart are considered overwhelming favourites among the bookies with a home win priced at 2/5 with bet365. An unlikely victory for Werder Bremen is valued at 6/1 by William Hill while a draw is set at odds of 17/4 by bet365.
Head to head
VfB Stuttgart have a 38-37 advantage with 34 draws from 109 previous matches against Werder Bremen. However, Bremen claimed a 2-0 victory on their last visit to MHP Arena back in February.
Players to watch
Serhou Guirassy is the leading scorer for VfB Stuttgart with 15 Bundesliga goals and is priced at 4/6 by bet365 to find the net on Saturday. Fellow forward Deniz Undav has also caught the eye lately with seven goals in his last seven matches and is priced at 21/20 by bet365 to maintain his scoring run.
Werder Bremen will be aiming to capitalise on Stuttgart's defensive problems and Marvin Ducksh will be the one to watch having found the net in three of the last dour Bundesliga matches. The forward was also on target in the last meeting at MHP Arena and is priced at 3/1 by bet365 to maintain his scoring run.
Anything else catch the eye?
VfB Stuttgart have seen over 3.5 goals in five of their last six home matches and a similar outcome is priced at 13/10 with BetVictor. Both teams could also be backed to score at odds of 3/4 with bet365.
Stuttgart have scored in both halves in four of their last six matches and could be set for a repeat at evens with BoyleSports. With the hosts priced at minimal odds for a straight victory, a win and both teams to score could be considered at 7/4 with BoyleSports.
This German Bundesliga match between VFB Stuttgart and Werder Bremen will be played on Dec 2, 2023 and kick off at 17:30. Check below for our tipsters best VFB Stuttgart vs Werder Bremen prediction. You may also visit our dedicated betting previews section for the most up to date previews.