Borussia Dortmund currently sits in eighth place, while Stuttgart is fourteenth. However, the Black and Yellows have three straight games without winning. In other words, they’re in a must-win situation, at least if they want to get back into the title race.
As for the Reds, it seems like they’re finally getting into a rhythm, but they still are one defeat away from falling into the relegation zone. As expected, they come in as the betting online underdogs, but they are used to putting up a good fight at Signal Iduna Park.
Borussia Dortmund: Can’t Catch a Break
Borussia Dortmund is winless in their last three Bundesliga games, but to be fair, they’ve had a very rough schedule.
First, they visited Koln and lost 3-2. They started winning, but the home side turned things around in a three-minute span during the second half. Later, they played host to Bayern Munich and drew 2-2. Anthony Modeste scored the equalizer for the Black and Yellows in stoppage time. Most recently, they visited FC Union Berlin, the team atop the standings, and lost 2-0.
The good news is that in the middle of that storm, they managed to advance in the DFB Pokal and remained solid in the UEFA Champions League, which means we’re still talking about a very talented squad.
Marco Reus is down due to injury, but Jude Bellingham is having an unbelievable season. In fact, the 19-year-old is the main reason for you to consider including Dortmund (-200) in your soccer picks. No other player in the Bundesliga has won more duels than him, with 167. Plus, he has scored four goals in the UCL.
There’s also Youssoufa Moukoko, the team’s top scorer in the Bundesliga with three goals. Believe it or not, he’s only 17 years old. The lack of experience may be weighing them down, but their energy is second to none.
Stuttgart: Signs of Life
After losing to Frankfurt, Wolfsburg, and FC Union Berlin, Stuttgart bounced back with two resounding victories, one in the Bundesliga and one in the DFB Pokal.
First, they crushed Bochum 4-1, with Silas Katompa, Naouirou Ahamada, and Wataru Endo as the scorers. Katompa scored a brace, which was enough to name him Man of the Match. Curiously enough, the Reds lost possession with 47 percent but ended up taking 17 shots in total.
Most recently, they visited Arminia for the second round of the domestic cup and crushed them 6-0. Once again, Katompa and Endo scored. Pascal Stenzel, Luca Pfeiffer (two), and Serhou Guirassy also scored. They also finished this game with 17 shots in total.
Regarding the Bundesliga, the Reds are winless when playing on the road, but they’ve lost only one of four games. That includes a 2-2 draw at Allianz Arena, Bayern Munich’s home.
All of the above could be enough to consider them a tempting online gambling underdog, but there’s more. They’re offering a +525 price, which means a $100 wager could turn into a $625 payout. Plus, two seasons ago, they crushed Dortmund 5-1 on the road.
Dortmund vs Stuttgart Head-to-Head
- Previous Matches: 114
- Borussia Dortmund Victories: 47 (197 goals)
- Stuttgart Victories: 43 (185 goals)
- Draws: 24
Last season, these two collided twice. First, they met at Signal Iduna Park, and the home side won 2-1. All three goals were in the second half; Marco Reus secured the three points for Dortmund in the 85th minute with a powerful mid-range shot.
Later, in Stuttgart, the Black and Yellows won 2-0. Julian Brandt’s brace was enough for him to be named Man of the Match.
Dortmund vs Stuttgart Match Information
- Date: Saturday, Oct. 22nd
- Time: 9:30 a.m. ET
- Location: Signal Iduna Park, Dortmund
- Dortmund vs Stuttgart Live Stream: fubo.tv
Dortmund vs Stuttgart Betting Lines
Dortmund vs Stuttgart Prediction
If there’s something you can expect from these two, it’s goals. The total has gone over in nine of their last 10 meetings. Regarding the winner, Borussia Dortmund has been considerably better when playing at home, thanks to a 3-1-1 record. Yes, Reus is out, but their attacking unit also includes Darren Malen, Julian Brandt, and Thorgan Hazard. Summing up, they’ve talent to spare.
The visitors will put up a good fight, enough for the total to go over but not enough to pull off the soccer betting stunner.
Score Prediction: Borussia Dortmund 3, Stuttgart 2