One of the most in-form teams in the Bundesliga, RB Leipzig will host one of the worst defensive sides in the league Stuttgart on Friday. Our sportsbook offers the best markets and bonuses for the German top-flight league.
RB Leipzig: Title Contenders
After a slow start to the campaign, RB Leipzig is showing the same threat as they did at the tail end of the 2021-22 campaign. With new head coach and Leipzig native Marco Rose in charge, anything seems possible right now.
Since Rose has taken over the Saxons, he has guided them up the table, made the last 16 of the DFB Pokal, beat Real Madrid in the Champions League and secured a knockout match against Manchester City. It’s key to highlight that although Leipzig hasn’t been at the races for some parts of the season, they are still in every cup competition and in a healthy league position.
They kept leaders Bayern Munich to a 1-1 draw to start the year and they followed up with a 6-1 thumping of Schalke in what was another showcase of the kind of attacking football they’ve been playing since Rose’s appointment in September.
That was the seventh time in 12 Bundesliga fixtures where Die Roten Bullen netted three or more times under Rose. They should be able to create another bundle of chances against Stuttgart on Friday so we will continue to include them in our soccer picks and parlays.
Christopher Nkunku has resumed strength and conditioning training with RB Leipzig after a knee injury forced him to sit out the 2022 World Cup. The 2022/23 Bundesliga season’s top scorer will miss this clash, but RB Leipzig should have enough to maintain the pressure on Bayern Munich with three more points.
Stuttgart: Fighting to Avoid Relegation
After just one season in the second division, Schalke is back in the Bundesliga and the club has been very busy in the transfer market last summer. As a promoted side, even for such a big club as Schalke, the only goal will be to avoid relegation. The Bundesliga will be a huge challenge for them and we’ve already seen some important changes this season.
Back in October, Schalke sacked manager Frank Kramer after a run of five heavy defeats across all competitions. In November 2022, Bruno Labbadia replaced Michael Wimmer, who has been in charge on an interim basis since October. The team kicked off the new year with two draws against Mainz and Hoffenheim and is sitting 14th in the standings with 16 points – just one point above the relegation zone. They will be without many important players for this trip so if you’re betting online, you should fade them.
RB Leipzig vs Stuttgart Head-to-Head
Stuttgart is winless on the road, losing four in eight games and allowing 19 goals in the process. On the other side, RB Leipzig is the best home team in the league with six wins and two draws in eight games and 20 goals scored. The hosts are unbeaten in their mutual encounters against Stuttgart, winning seven of nine games. RB Leipzig has the second-best defense on home soil with just six goals allowed in front of their fans. Just three teams have allowed more goals than Stuttgart. Leipzig has found the net a league-high six times from counter-attacks this term.
RB Leipzig vs Stuttgart Match Information
- Match: RB Leipzig (9-5-3) vs Stuttgart (3-7-7)
- Location: Red Bull Arena, Leipzig
- Day/Time: Friday, Jan. 27, 2:30 p.m. ET
- RB Leipzig vs Stuttgart Live Stream: fuboTV
RB Leipzig vs Stuttgart Betting Lines
RB Leipzig vs Stuttgart Picks & Prediction
The hosts enter this clash as heavy favorites being priced at -220 on the three-way moneyline according to the latest soccer odds while the goal line is set at three.
A quick return to action might suit the Red Bulls as they’ve never lost a home Bundesliga game played on a Friday. Knowing victory will cut Bayern’s lead to one point, Leipzig should be confident of achieving that considering they’ve never lost a match against Stuttgart, winning all four home mutual encounters without conceding. We expect them to start strong and lead at halftime. Stuttgart has kept just one clean sheet in the league this term and we expect that trend to continue.
The Leipzig are listed at -220 in our Vegas Bundesliga lines. This means that if you wager $100 on Leipzig, you have a chance to win $45. The Stuttgart are +550, offering a chance to win $550 on a $100 wager. The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives Leipzig a 68.75% chance to win, with Stuttgart at 15.38%.