VfB Stuttgart take on the visitors FC Koln at “Mercedes-Benz Arena” in the opening battle of the matchday eight of the German Bundesliga. The game will be played in Stuttgart on Friday, October 13th.
VfB Stuttgart came up to the break for the A-teams’ battles with three-clash run without victories: “Die Schwaben” have got 0:2 loss to Borussia Monchengladbach, 0:0 draw against FC Augsburg and 1:2 defeat from Eintracht Frankfurt. With seven rounds behind, VfB Stuttgart occupy the 14th position in the elite division standings with seven points taken and 4-9 goal difference. The team gained all its points in face of its supporters after two triumphs over 1. FSV Mainz 05 and Wolfsburg with the same 1:0 scoreline alongside with 0:0 draw vs. FC Augsburg. Taking into account last season, “Die Schwaben” have not been beaten across 12 consecutive encounters at the home field since the 12th of December 2016 covering nine wins and three draws.
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This season FC Koln have not tasted victory in nine matches in a row, having got eight losses and single draw with three goals scored in them. As a result, “Die Geißbocke” settle on the last 18th place in the Bundesliga table with one point earned and 2-15 goal difference. The team gained single point with no goals for and nine goals against in four away encounters played. Taking into consideration last season, FC Koln have failed to win across 13 clashes on the road, having taken four draws and nine defeats in them.
VfB Stuttgart and FC Koln do not impress in this season showing poor performance in offense, consequently, a number of scored goals should not be expected in the upcoming fight.
Prediction for the match: Under 3.0 scored goals.