VfB Stuttgart vs Bayer 04 Leverkusen Preview

VfB Stuttgart vs Bayer 04 Leverkusen

Competition – German Bundesliga

Stadium – Mercedes-Benz Arena

Date: 8th December 2017

Kick-off time – 19:30 GMT+1

After back to back matches on the road, any team who has just returned to the top flight would be delighted to be playing in front of their fans again.

However, this applies to a few teams as it does to VFB Stuttgart.

Apart from Bayern Munich, the Swabians are the only other team not to have lost a game at home this season.

As a matter of fact, they have collected 16 of their 17 league points at home this season which is the league’s highest percentage.

Striker Chadrac Akolo has been of immense value for Stuttgart this season.

He made a substitute appearance in their last game following his recovery from an injury and should start here.

He has scored three goals in his last four home games and could be the game changer here again.

After finishing a disappointing 12th in the league last season, Bayer Leverkusen are back among the elite teams in Germany.

They drew 1-1 with Borussia Dortmund in their last game – a result which leaves them with no losses in their last nine league games (five draws and four wins).

Kevin Volland has been their star man this season.  He netted in the draw with Borussia Dortmund, a strike which takes him two goals clear of the next highest scoring German in the division.

He has now scored in his last four games and if he keeps this form, Stuttgart’s defence will have their work cut out.

The last meeting between these two sides ended in a 2-0 victory for Leverkusen.

Results of each team’s last 5 matches across all leagues and competitions

VfB Stuttgart

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
L Werder Bremen 1-0 VfB Stuttgart 2 Dec, 2017 German Bundesliga
D Hannover 96 1-1 VfB Stuttgart 24 Nov, 2017 German Bundesliga
W VfB Stuttgart 2-1 Borussia Dortmund 17 Nov, 2017 German Bundesliga
L Hamburg SV 3-1 VfB Stuttgart 4 Nov, 2017 German Bundesliga
W VfB Stuttgart 3-0 SC Freiburg 29 Oct, 2017 German Bundesliga

Bayer 04 Leverkusen

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
D Bayer Leverkusen 1-1 Borussia Dortmund 2 Dec, 2017 German Bundesliga
W Eintracht Frankfurt 0-1 Bayer Leverkusen 25 Nov, 2017 German Bundesliga
D Bayer Leverkusen 2-2 RB Leipzig 18 Nov, 2017 German Bundesliga
D FC Augsburg 1-1 Bayer Leverkusen 4 Nov, 2017 German Bundesliga
W Bayer Leverkusen 2-1 FC Cologne 28 Oct, 2017 German Bundesliga

H2H

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
VfB Stuttgart 0-2 Bayer Leverkusen 20 Mar, 2016 German Bundesliga
Bayer Leverkusen 4-3 VfB Stuttgart 24 Oct, 2015 German Bundesliga
Bayer Leverkusen 4-0 VfB Stuttgart 13 Mar, 2015 German Bundesliga
VfB Stuttgart 3-3 Bayer Leverkusen 18 Oct, 2014 German Bundesliga
Bayer Leverkusen 2-1 VfB Stuttgart 1 Feb, 2014 German Bundesliga


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