Wolfsburg vs VfB StuttgartGerman Bundesliga, KO: 17:30 Dec 11, 2021, VOLKSWAGEN Arena
Wolfsburg are desperate for a win as they host VfB Stuttgart in a German Bundesliga fixture on Saturday. The hosts are keen to climb out of a bad patch but could find things difficult against Stuttgart, who have showed signs of improvement in recent weeks.
Wolfsburg are winless in their last six matches across all competitions and crashed out of the UEFA Champions League after losing 3-1 at home to Sevilla in midweek.
Things are just as bad on the domestic front for Wolfsburg, who have dropped to eighth on the table flowing a run of three straight defeats. They were beaten 3-0 by Mainz in their previous Bundesliga fixture.
There has been little home comfort in recent weeks for Wolfsburg, who have claimed just three wins from their last seven Bundesliga matches at VOLKSWAGEN Arena. Defending also remains a major problem for the hosts with nine goals conceded in their last five home matches.
Stuttgart have endured a difficult start to the season and are just one point above the relegation zone. They have attempted to breathe some life into their campaign in recent weeks and are unbeaten in three of their last four matches.
Pellegrino Matarazzo’s men played out a 2-2 draw with Hertha Berlin in their previous Bundesliga fixture. That result would be disappointing to the manager as they raced to an early two-goal lead through Omar Marmoush and Philipp Forster before conceding twice.
Stuttgart have struggled on their travels this season and are winless in their last six away matches. However, they will be looking to build on recent performances that saw them earn 1-1 draws at Eintracht Frankfurt and Borussia Monchengladbach.
How the bookies view it
Despite their recent struggles, Wolfsburg still have the upper hand among the bookies at 13/15 with SBK. A victory for Stuttgart is valued at 18/5 with Unibet while a draw is set at odds of 14/5 with William Hill.
Head to head
Wolfsburg have a 20-19 edge with six draws from 45 previous matches against Stuttgart. They claimed a 3-1 victory in the last meeting between both teams back in April.
Players to watch
Wolfsburg will be looking to Lukas Nmecha to provide the spark in attack as he is often a threat to defenders with his pace and movement. The young forward has three goals in his last five Bundesliga matches and is priced at 5/2 by Betfred to get in the score sheet.
Omar Marmoush is likely to retain his place in attack for Stuttgart following his goal last time out against Hertha Berlin. Bet365 has the Egyptian striker at odds of 3/1 to find the net on Saturday.
Anything else catch the eye?
There were over 3.5 goals in the last meeting between Wolfsburg and Stuttgart and BetVictor is offering 23/10 for a repeat. Over 2.5 goals is priced at 11/12 by SBK while BTTS is set at odds of 4/5 by Sport Nation.
There have been more goals after the break in the last three matches between Wolfsburg and Stuttgart, so the second half could be tipped as the highest scoring half at 11/10 with Paddy Power.
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