VfB Stuttgart vs Bayer Leverkusen – betting prediction, odds for the Bundesliga match (10.12.2023, 15:30 CET)

VfB Stuttgart vs BayerLeverkusen

In these days, in Germany’s Bundesliga the fixtures of the 14th round will take place. Here, the top match VfB Stuttgart vs Bayer Leverkusen will be played on Sunday at 15:30 CET. Thus, the third-placed team and the leaders in Germany’s Bundesliga table will compete against each other in the MHP Arena. The Swabians and the Red & Blacks collected 30 and 35 points, respectively.

What speaks for VfB Stuttgart?

  • Won six of its last seven Bundesliga home fixtures.
  • Netted at least twice in all those appearances at the MHP Arena.

What speaks for Bayer Leverkusen?

  • Dropped points in the last week for the first time in eight Bundesliga matches with a 1-1 at Borussia Dortmund.

Our betting prediction:

  • Prediction: Unter 3.5 goals
  • Odds: 1.66

Expert analysis VfL VfB Stuttgart

The home side in the match VfB Stuttgart vs Bayer Leverkusen celebrated a 2-0 home win against Borussia Dortmund, the fifth-placed team in the Bundesliga table, in the DFB Cup round of 16 on Wednesday. Moreover, in six of the last eight league games involving Sebastian Hoeneß’ side, less than 3.5 goals were scored.

The first exception, a 3-1 win against the eleventh-placed VfL Wolfsburg, came on 7 October. Previously, September had ended with a 2-0 at the fourth-bottom team, the 1. FC Köln. On 21 October, the Swabians returned from the international break with a 3-0 at the bottom-placed Union Berlin.

After this, the VfB Stuttgart lost twice in a row. A 2-3 against the sixth-placed Hoffenheim was followed by a 0-2 at the fifth-bottom Heidenheim. On 11 November, the third-placed team returned to the winning ways with a 2-1 against Borussia Dortmund.

Then, November ended for the VfB Stuttgart with a 2-1 over the seventh-ranked Eintracht Frankfurt. On Saturday, the Swabians threaded their third consecutive victory in the Bundesliga with a 2-0 over 13th-placed Werder Bremen.

Expert analysis Bayer Leverkusen

Together with the second-placed Bayern Munich, Bayer Leverkusen represents one of the unbeaten teams in the Bundesliga 2023/2024. Here, Xabi Alonso’s side achieved eleven wins and two draws. The second point loss came with a 1-1 against Borussia Dortmund on Sunday. This snapped a run of eight victories.

After a 2-2 at Bayern Munich, the Red & Blacks had followed up with a 4-1 against the 1. FC Heidenheim and two 3-0 at the penultimate team from Mainz and against the 1. FC Köln. After the international break in October, Bayer Leverkusen initially had won 2-1 in Wolfsburg and against the eighth-placed SC Freiburg. Then, the previous month had begun with a 3-2 at Hoffenheim and a 4-0 against Union Berlin.

On 25 November, the leaders had prevailed with 3-0 at Werder Bremen. Like VfB Stuttgart, Bayer Leverkusen played in the DFB Cup on Wednesday. The Red & Blacks won 3-1 against SC Paderborn, who occupy the tenth place in the 2nd Bundesliga.

Head-to-head comparison VfB Stuttgart vs Bayer Leverkusen

In the most recent clash VfB Stuttgart vs Bayer Leverkusen, the local club achieved a 1-1 home draw. This snapped a run of four consecutive wins for Bayer Leverkusen.

In the last of these, the Red & Blacks prevailed with a 2-0 at home on 12 November 2022. However, VfB Stuttgart finished the Bundesliga 2022/2023 in the third-last place. This makes the performance so far in the season even more surprising.

Our betting prediction and the best odds

The home side in the Bundesliga fixture VfB Stuttgart vs Bayer Leverkusen celebrated a 2-0 against Borussia Dortmund in the DFB Cup on Wednesday. Thus, the third-placed team in the Bundesliga table prevailed against the fifth-placed one. Furthermore, in six of the Swabians’ last eight league appearances, less than 3.5 goals were scored. Bayer Leverkusen experienced a 1-1 home draw against Borussia Dortmund on 3 December. Previously, the leaders had notched up their eighth consecutive Bundesliga win with a 3-0 at the 13th-placed Werder Bremen. Moreover, in six of the Red & Blacks’ last eight league matches, less than 3.5 goals were conceded.

VfB Stuttgart vs Bayer Leverkusen — betting prediction: Under 3.5 goals, odds 1.66

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