RB Leipzig travel away to the Mercedes Benz Arena to face Stuttgart this Sunday in the 26th game-week of the season in the German top flight.
Stuttgart are the form team at the moment, and they have been making steady progress upwards the table. The home side are currently 9th in the league standings with 33 points to their name. And they will feel that they can beat this Leipzig side which has been struggling for form in recent times.
Leipzig, on the other hand, are sixth in the table with 39 points. They are 3 points away from the final Champions League spot and 4 points away from the second position. They have had a few slips in the Bundesliga recently and where once they were second in the league, they are now as low as sixth.
And things can turn from bad to worse in no time if they do not take caution and improve their results. However, they are not too far from the leading packs, and a run of good results will see them back in the Champions League places.
So, this will be an exciting game where Stuttgart will feel they can get something out of this match and also at the same time it feels like it is a must-win game for the traveling side.
Defender Matthias Zimmermann is making gradual progress back from a cruciate ligament tear but is likely to absent from this match.
However, Carlos Mane’s season appears over after the attacker sustained his second serious injury of the campaign.
Aside from Marcel Halstenberg who recently suffered a season-ending knee injury, the away side have all guns blazing with midfielder Naby Keita now back in full flow following a groin problem.
Stuttgart vs RB Leipzig Lineup (Predicted XI)
Stuttgart Lineup (3-4-1-2)
Badstuber (LCB), Pavard (CB), Baumgartl (RCB)
Insua (LWB), Ascacibar (CM), Gentner (CM), Beck (RWB)
Gomez (ST), Ginczek (ST)
RB Leipzig Lineup ( 4-4-2 )
Laimer (LB), Upamecano (CB), Orban (CB), Klostermann (RB)
Ilsanker (CM), Keita (CM)
Forsberg (LM), Sabitzer (RM)
Werner (ST), Augustin (ST)
Stuttgart vs RB Leipzig Prediction
This game is a must-win for the traveling side. Also after the return of the enigmatic midfielder Naby Keita, Leipzig have seen an improvement in their form and result.
So owing to the importance of this game and the superior quality of the side, we predict that the away side will emerge out victorious from this contest against the home side.
We further predict that the away side will win with the margin of two goals to none.
Our Prediction: 0-2 win for RB Leipzig