The fans of VfB Stuttgart are happy to come up with memories of the past second half of the season. With ten wins in 17 games, the team of former coach Tayfun Korkut advanced to the second-best second round team in the entire Bundesliga and also set the best defensive of all 18 clubs.
Football Betting Prediction VfB Stuttgart vs. Mainz
Thanks to this outstanding second half series, the Swabians improved from the table cellar to seventh position and could have even in the event of a success of FC Bayern in the DFB Cup final against Eintracht Frankfurt even solve the ticket for the international competition. In the current season, the Stuttgart would need a similarly strong back series, because with only 14 points after 17 matchdays, the VfB is again in the midst of the relegation battle. A positive kick-off should now succeed in the first competitive game of the new year 2019 at home against Mainz 05.
The fact that VfB Stuttgart against Mainz according to the odds is traded as a favorite, is primarily due to the expandable away balance of the Rheinhessen, which introduced in eight matches in foreign countries just as many points. In addition, it can be assumed that VfB coach Markus Weinzierl will have used the winter intensively to initiate the necessary changes. The quality on the part of the home side is definitely there, also designed the Swabians two of the youngest three home games in the highest German league victorious. Among other things, VfB Stuttgart vs. VfB vs. VfB Stuttgart is one of them. Mainz’s forecast is more towards a home threesome.
VfB Stuttgart – Statistics & Current Form
With great ambitions, VfB Stuttgart started in the Bundesliga season 2018/2019. Both the supporters and those responsible hoped that the high level of the previous second half could be conserved. It quickly became clear, however, that the Swabians in the second half of the last season under Tayfun Korkut on the one hand far exceeded their own circumstances and on the other hand profited from a lot of luck in the game. Exactly that “Fortune” has meanwhile been lost to the South Germans. From the first 17 games of the current Bundesliga season, the Stuttgart collected only a meager 14 points and also achieved by far the fewest goals of all first division (twelve). The defense, which last year was still the guarantor of success, is one of the most vulnerable defensive forces in the German upper house. Based on these numbers, it is therefore not surprising that VfB is in the middle of the relegation battle and as Table 16. currently has only three points ahead of the first direct relegation place. On the other hand, it is positive that only one point is missing on the rescue bank.
Markus Weinzierl, who followed the luckless Tayfun Korkut at the end of October, has not been able to initiate the turnaround so far and has only won three times out of the ten matches under his leadership. The remaining seven matches were lost. Nonetheless, a minimal ascending shape curve was evident, although it was canceled out by the two bitter failures in Wolfsburg (0: 2) and at home against Schalke (1: 3). In front of a home crowd, Mario Gomez and Co. presented themselves absolutely competitive, which underpinned the eminently important successes against Hertha (2: 1) and Augsburg (1: 0). Because the experienced coach had time over the winter break to implement his own ideas better in the minds of the players and physically are also quite some progress can be seen, the Swabians is a home win against outwardly weak Mainz in any case daring.
The quality in the squad exists and thanks to the injected self-confidence as well as the home advantage, a tip for proper odds on the home win could pay off between VfB Stuttgart and Mainz. French World Champion Benjamin Pavard, whose move to FC Bayern will take place next summer, is still in the build-up after losing his ribbeam and will miss it. Andreas Beck and newcomer Steven Zuber are questionable. Should the former Hoffenheim fail, Alexander Esswein would be the only new player in the starting eleven.
Expected formation of VfB Stuttgart:
Zieler – Ascacibar, Baumgartl, Kempf, Sosa – Gentner, Aogo – Esswein, Thommy – Zuber – M. Gomez
Last matches of VfB Stuttgart:
11.01.2019 – Cercle Bruges vs. VfB Stuttgart 2: 2 (friendly)
06.01.2019 – VfB Stuttgart vs. Germany Utrecht 2: 3 (friendly)
22.12.2018 – VfB Stuttgart vs. Germany Schalke 1: 3 (Bundesliga)
18.12.2018 – Wolfsburg vs. Germany VfB Stuttgart 2: 0 (Bundesliga)
15.12.2018 – VfB Stuttgart vs. Germany Hertha 2: 1 (Bundesliga)
Mainz – Statistics & Current Form
Probably only a few experts would have given the FSV Mainz 05 such a satisfying first round. The Rheinhessen, who were still deep in the relegation battle in the previous year, not only collected solid 21 points, but also built a seven-counter pad on the relegation place. If the team of coach Sandro Schwarz on Saturday afternoon in the Mercedes-Benz Arena even retract a threesome, the issue of ‘relegation’ could initially be shelved. In the case of a defeat, however, the supposedly comfortable lead shrinks together. Before the winter break, the FSV presented itself as a very uncomfortable opponent, who drew considerable draws against Eintracht Frankfurt (2: 2) or TSG Hoffenheim (1: 1). Nonetheless, the Red and Whites of the past six Bundesliga games have just cheered on a single threesome. Nevertheless, it was clear to those responsible for Sport Director Rouven Schröder at an early stage that the existing squad did not have to be thinned out in the winter or had to be supplemented selectively. There is thus satisfaction around the old Bruchweg. Exactly this first approach of a certain well-being could unconsciously lead to the fact that on Saturday in the duel VfB Stuttgart against Mainz the prognosis contrary to the previous results, in favor of the worse-placed Swabians, fails.
As already mentioned, the Mainz were primarily in the stranger many points. In eight away games hailed it for the 05er four defeats. Two guest performances each ended with a full sense of achievement or a division of points. Particularly interesting is the fact that the Rheinhessen always conceded at least one goal and were generally stable at home and scoring more goals. Small Fun-Fact on the edge: In eleven Bundesliga away games in Stuttgart Mainz has never conceded without conceding. In this respect, the trend-setting encounter between VfB Stuttgart and Mainz would have been an appropriate tip on the “Both Teams to Score” an alternative, although the odds here promise a lower subjective value. Rene Adler, Karim Onisiwo, Danny Latza, Emil Berggreen and youngster Jonathan Burkhardt have to pass due to injury. It does not seem unlikely that the almost euphoric Mainzians are going to be too confident (offensive) in this match and therefore allow the home side rooms, which will exploit these in front of home scenery.
Expected formation of Mainz:
F. Müller – Brosinski, Bell, Niakhaté, Aaron – Customer – Gbamin, Ri. Baku – Boetius – Mateta, Quaison
Last matches of Mainz:
12.01.2019 – Mainz vs. Germany Freiburg 2: 2 (friendly)
12.01.2019 – Mainz vs. Germany Freiburg 2: 2 (friendly)
08.01.2019 – Mainz vs. Germany Standard Liege 2: 3 (Friendly Match)
05.01.2019 – Mainz vs. Germany TuS Marienborn 4: 0 (Friendly Match)
23.12.2018 – TSG Hoffenheim vs. Germany Mainz 1: 1 (Bundesliga)
VfB Stuttgart vs. Mainz Direct Comparison & Statistics Highlights
23 matches were delivered to the two clubs in the highest German league. The Swabians are still leading the direct comparison with nine wins. Mainz could, however, equalize with an away three at the weekend. In front of their own fans, the Swabians have hardly lost out to the Rheinhessen, as seven of the eleven home matches have been won (two draws, two defeats). However, the youngest two direct duels, including the first leg, went to the FSV. However, three wins in a row against VfB Mainz never get.
VfB Stuttgart vs. Mainz Tips & Prediction
Although the guest from Rheinhessen is placed better in the ranking and mediated the better impression over the Swabians throughout the first half of the season, on Saturday VfB Stuttgart against Mainz is according to the odds as a favorite in the direct duel on the 18th matchday. The pure numbers offer no real incentive to place bets in the direction of the hosts. Of course, other, more subjective factors also play a role in our VfB Stuttgart – Mainz prediction.
Key facts – VfB Stuttgart vs. Mainz tip
Stuttgart won two of the last three home games
Mainz conceded in all eleven appearances in Stuttgart always at least one goal
Does FSV satisfaction lead to stagnation of performance?
For example, we assume that the Stuttgart meticulously worked on the weaknesses in the winter break and therefore come back stronger. In front of home crowd celebrated the table-16. two wins in the last three games. In addition, the Mainz could only win two of their eight away games this season. The FSV caught at least one goal in all eleven appearances in the Bundesliga in the former Gottlieb Daimler stadium and will probably also get problems on Saturday. We decide between VfB Stuttgart and Mainz for a tip on home win and risk four units.
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