Of great concern for Leipzig will be that they have failed to score in their last two outings at home after being held scoreless in just two of the last 26 league fixtures at any venue in 2020/21.
After dropping points in three of their last four Bundesliga games, including a damaging loss to Bayern, RB Leipzig appear to have squandered the chance of a first-ever title. Of great concern for Leipzig will be that they have failed to score in their last two outings at home after being held scoreless in just two of the last 26 league fixtures at any venue in 2020/21. It’s hard to blame their defence, though, who have faced no more than three shots on target in a game to anyone but the league leaders across their last seven Bundesliga matches and have conceded more than one goal just once in that period. Such stoic defending has seen them trail only to Bayern at HT in those seven games, including four 0-0 HT results.
Their all-time unbeaten record against Stuttgart could remain intact thanks to the dreadful recent defending of the visitors, who have conceded 12 goals in their last five league outings. Also, conceding the opening goal within 20 minutes in three of the four defeats in that time, Stuttgart’s run for a European place has come to a grinding halt. But despite Stuttgart’s ten away goals conceded within the first 30 minutes – amongst the most in the league – they retain one of the division’s most successful win/draw rates as a travelling outsider, as well as one of the Bundesliga’s best away records when scoring first.
Leipzig have won all three Bundesliga matches this season in which Dani Olmo has scored their first goal, including away to Stuttgart. Gonzalo Castro recently notched up his fourth goalscoring appearance for the visitors, with three of his four goals coming after HT. The match favourite has won eight of Stuttgart’s last nine Bundesliga matches.