VfB Stuttgart vs RB Leipzig: Match Preview, Team News, and Predicted Line-ups

VfB Stuttgart vs RB Leipzig: Match Preview, Team News, and Predicted Line-ups

Stuttgart to welcome RB Leipzig on Saturday. The fixture will take place at 3:30 pm on the 15th of January.

The home side drew their first game after the winter break against SpVgg Greuther Furth. Furth are having a rough season and have managed to win just 6 points in their 18 games. As for the Red Bulls, they are coming off a massive win against Mainz. Leipzig defeated Mainz 4-1 with Andre Silva scoring a brace. Die Roten Bullen were on song, the last time these two met as they demolished Stuttgart 4-0 at their home ground.

Stuttgart vs RB Leipzig: Match Preview

Stuttgart are fighting for relegation as they are currently at the 15th position with just 18 points from 18 games. With just one victory in their last 5 games, Stuttgart are struggling to find their mojo. They have just managed to score 4 goals in their last games. They played out a goalless draw in their last game against Furth.

VfB Stuttgart Bundesliga form: D L L W D

As for the visitors, they are struggling to find their form and have the second-worst away record with just 4 points in 8 games. They are currently in the 9th position. Leipzig has dropped 8 points in their last 5 games. They will look to win this one to reduce the gap between champions league places.

RB Leipzig Bundesliga form: W L D W L

Team News

VfB Stuttgart team news

Stuttgart will be without the services of Omar Marmoush who is representing Egypt at the AFCON Cup, Mohamed Sankoh is sidelined for the entire season due to a serious knee injury and Erik Thommy will also miss out until the end of January due to a groin strain.

Naouirou Ahamada, Wahid Faghir and Silas Katompa Mvumpa tested positive for COVID-19. However, Konstantinos Mavropanos is likely to return to the starting XI.

Stuttgart Starting XI

Muller; Mavropanos, Anton, Ito; Massimo, Endo, Mangala, Sosa; Forster, Fuhrich; Kalajdzic

RB Leipzig team news

Nkunku is very much likely to make a comeback in the starting XI for Die Roten Bullen after his heroics coming as a sub against Mainz. He will replace Yussuf Poulsen in the attack.

Amadou Haidara and Ilaix Moriba are on international duty at AFCON, whilst Marcel Halstenberg, Nordi Mukiele, Konrad Laimer, and Emil Forsberg are all ruled out due to injury.

Leipzig Starting XI

Gulacsi; Simakan, Orban, Gvardiol; Klostermann, Adams, Kampl, Angelino; Szoboszlai; Silva, Nkunku

Match Prediction: VfB Stuttgart vs RB Leipzig

It will be a one-sided affair. Leipzig will come too hot to handle for Stuttgart. Stuttgart(0)-(3)Leipzig.

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