When Stuttgart plays home to Wolfsburg in the Bundesliga on Saturday, both teams will be looking to pick up their winning ways. Last weekend, Stuttgart earned a respectable 1-1 draw against Eintracht Frankfurt on the road, while Union Berlin held the Wolves to a draw at home.
Bruno Labbadia very definitely would have grabbed someone’s hand off if they had offered him a point from their trip to Frankfurt last time out after losing their previous two games. That would have been even more true when Silas saved a point for his team 20 minutes after Sebastian Rode’s goal for the hosts broke the scoreless tie five minutes before the hour mark.
The unexpected victory of VfL Bochum over FC Koln away from home, however, meant that a draw was not enough to save Stuttgart from slipping into the relegation playoff spot. Labbadia will be motivated to place 15th or higher at the end of the season after missing it by one goal the previous year. Thus, Die Schwaben must aim for all three points this weekend in home games against opponents without realistic hopes of playing in the Champions League next season.
Only one of Wolfsburg’s previous eight games have ended in victories in all competitions, and as a result, Niko Kovac’s team has dropped to eighth place in the standings. Patrick Wimmer’s goal six minutes from time canceled out Josip Juranovic’s despatched penalty for the visitors in the most recent home matches against Union Berlin and Frankfurt, two teams above them in the table.
Depending on which team wins the DFB-Pokal, seventh place could be enough to earn a spot in the Europa Conference League for the upcoming season. Mainz 05 is presently one point ahead of Wolfsburg in that standing, and Frankfurt is five points clear in sixth place with a definite European participation.
Kovac will undoubtedly be pleased with his team’s progress over the season, despite a sluggish start in his first few months in charge. If the former Croatian international and his players are not careful, their season could simply fizzle out. A victory on Saturday would help improve that situation.
Stuttgart vs Wolfsburg Game Information
- Date: 03/18/2023
- Time: 10:30 AM ET
- Location: Mercedes-Benz-Arena (Stuttgart).
- How to Watch Stuttgart vs Wolfsburg:ESPN+
- Live Stream: fubo.tv
Stuttgart vs Wolfsburg Betting Lines
Stuttgart is +140 according to our Vegas Bundesliga Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $140.On the other side, Wolfsburg is +195 according to the Vegas Bundesliga Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $195.
The implied probability for these two teams attached to the betting lines has Stuttgart at a 41.67% chance of winning the game, meanwhile Wolfsburg has 33.90% probability of finishing the game with the W.
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