VfB Stuttgart to retain Bundesliga status

VfB Stuttgart to retain Bundesliga status

VfB Stuttgart and Hamburger SV meets for the Bundesliga relegation playoffs, as both teams aim to play in Bundesliga next season. Stuttgart is coming into this match with aims of retaining their spots in Bundesliga. They are now on the verge of relegation, as Stuttgart is currently sitting at the 16th of the league table. As for Hamburg, they are looking to enter Bundesliga again for the first time in five years. This is their only chance this season, so Hamburg is not looking back anymore, and grab this opportunity for their return. This important clash between Stuttgart and Hamburg will be on June 2, 2023, at 2:45 AM (GMT+8), with Stuttgart playing as hosts.

Despite playing in different leagues over the past years, these two teams actually have similarity against each other. They already met for 117 times across all competitions, which started in 1937. From those matches, the hosts has a narrow lead against the visitors, winning 47 matches. The visitors on the other hand have won 46 matches, and the remaining games in draw. They last met each other in 2020 in Bundesliga II, where the hosts recorded a 3-2 win. However, when it comes to this format, neither of these two teams has the advantage. The hosts recorded only one win from their seven matches at home this season. As for the visitors, after being winless in their last six away games, they finally won their last two away matches.

VfB Stuttgart

Bundesliga Relegation: VfB Stuttgart
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Stuttgart finished Bundesliga sitting at the 16th of the league table, couple of points behind the 17th placers. They are fortunate that they are coming into this game from an unbeaten run in their last three matches in this season. This run helped Stuttgart to avoid direct relegation in the league, helping them stand a chance for the next season. On their last league game, they were held in a 1-1 draw against Hoffenheim. It was Tiago Tomas who helped Stuttgart to equalize that match, avoiding a defeat on their final match. Another reason why they are fortunate is because Schalke’s 4-2 loss on their final game day gave Stuttgart a chance for the next season. However, in order to retain their top flight status, they need to improve their form, as it was seen to have a drop in their recent form at home.

Unfortunately, they will be without Dan-Axel Zagadou, as he is still recovering from his head injury. Thomas Kastanaras also remains unavailable in this match, as he is still suffering from a broken foot. For this important game, expect Serhou Guirassy to lead the line for Stuttgart.

Hamburger SV

Bundesliga Relegation: Hamburger SV

Hamburg finished Bundesliga II in an impressive note, which gives them the opportunity to claim a spot in the top-flight for the next season. They were able to win their last three games in the contest, giving them the confidence in this match. This includes a 1-0 win on their last match, credits to the strike from Jean-Luc Dompe. However, due to the loss of Heidenheim against Jahn Regensburg on their last match, it puts Hamburg in the playoffs, trying their luck for a spot in the top flight. They are having a good momentum though, as they were able to end their campaign in the contest with three consecutive wins, outscoring their opponents, 8-2. Coming into this match, Hamburg is in a better form, which gives them better chances for the top flight.

Noah Katterback remains on the sidelines for Hamburg because of an ankle ligament damage. They are also without Mario Vuskovic, as he is serving a two-year ban from football. Fortunately, they will welcome back Bakery Jatta, and Ludovit Reis as both served a one-match suspension.


VfB Stuttgart (3.0)
Odds: -0.94

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