Stuttgart vs. Bayer Leverkusen Betting Preview – Bundesliga, October 3, 2020
Stuttgart bounced back from an opening day home loss to Freiburg with a 4-1 victory at Mainz and now is looking for the first home win of the campaign. However, Leverkusen is a tricky team to beat, and the hosts will have to show us their best if they want to get three points on Saturday.
Leverkusen, on the other side, drew both Bundesliga matches and recorded a big 7-0 cup victory over Norderstedt. Bayer has a positive H2H record at Mercedes-Benz Arena in recent years, so the visitors have every right to hope for a win here.
Stay tuned for the Stuttgart vs. Bayer Leverkusen betting pick along with the latest news, stats, and H2H record.
Stuttgart vs. Bayer Leverkusen Odds
Stuttgart Team News and Stats
Stuttgart made an entertaining come back to the Bundesliga, with both of their games (W1, L1) featuring precisely five goals after they allowed first before the 15th minute. Having played six league matches without a draw (W3, L3), all games therein also produced three or more goals (W3, L3).
Notably, three of Stuttgart’s six Bundesliga goals this season came in the final 15 minutes, illustrating the danger they pose in the latter stages of action. However, they’ve just won one of their previous four home league games (D1, L2), allowing exactly three times in their last two matches at Mercedes-Benz Arena.
It’s also worth mentioning that Stuttgart conceded 3+ goals in six home league matches during their previous Bundesliga season (2018/19). Still, although they allowed the opener in six league games last year, they bounced back to win on three occasions.
Pellegrino Matarazzo cannot count on Maxime Awoudja (Achilles tendon), Lilian Egloff (ankle), Philipp Forster (ankle), Nicolas Ivan Gonzalez (hip), Konstantinos Mavropanos (muscle), Clinton Mola (hip), Pascal Stenzel (suspension), and Erik Thommy (elbow).
Bayer Leverkusen Team News and Stats
Bayer Leverkusen drew their first two league matches, with no goals therein coming after the 20th minute. Five of their previous six league games have provided under 2.5 goals, as have the last five H2H league duels (W4, L1).
The visitors are without a victory in three away league matches (D2, L1) with their previous four such fixtures producing an average of 1.25 goals per contest. This represents quite the contrast from the last campaign when Leverkusen started with no draw in 11 such games (W7, L4) with an average of 3.18 goals per match!
Peter Bosz will be without Paulinho (knee), but all the other players are healthy and at the coach’s disposal.
Stuttgart vs. Bayer Leverkusen Betting Pick
Leverkusen is dominating this matchup in recent years as they recorded eight wins in the last ten H2H encounters (D1, L1), while Bayer has three consecutive victories at Mercedes-Benz Arena. The history is completely on Leverkusen’s side, and considering they are still looking for the first league victory, I am backing them to get three points here. I am not sure about the goals, though, as just one of the last six H2H duels produced over 2.5 goals.
Leverkusen to win-111