RB Leipzig vs VfB Stuttgart: All you need to know about this Bundesliga fixture
After their win against Dortmund in last matchday and then their first European victory against FC Porto, Leipzig will look to make 4 staright wins and they will welcome promoted Stuttgart on Matchday 9.
Date: Saturday, 21st October 2017
Kick-off at 14:30 UK / 15:30 CET / 19:00 IST
Venue: Red Bull Arena, Leipzig.
Telecast: *No telecast in India* FOX Sports, beIN Sports, Sky Sports Bundesliga
Livestream: Ronaldo7.net, TotalSportek
The Red Bulls are sitting in the third position with 16 points collected. They are now three points behind the leaders Dortmund and a victory would keep them ahead of Hoffenheim who are aiming to step into the top three.
On Tuesday evening, RB hosted Porto in the third round of UEFA Champions League group stage. There were five goals seen in the first as the German side had the 3-2 lead at the half-time which was also the final score as they protected their goal successfully in the second.
Stuttgart are sitting in the lower half of the table with 10 points collected. Their form is very unpredictable as they have two wins and defeats apiece in the last five outings.
Stuttgart’s woes start away from Mercedes-Benz Arena as they are the only team yet to pick up a point on the road. The away sided allowed nine goals on the road while netting only two.
Leipzig: Gulacsi – Klostermann, Orban (c), Upamecano, Halstenberg – Demme, Keita – Sabitzer, Forsberg – Augustin, Werner
Absentees: Ilsanker (suspended)
Coach: Ralph Hasenhüttl
Stuttgart: Zieler – Pavard, Baumgartl, Badstuber – Beck, Ascacibar, Mangala, Aogo – Akolo, Donis – Terodde (c)
Absentees: Kaminski (ankle), Zimmermann (cruciate ligament), Mane (knee), Gentner (fitness)
Coach: Hannes Wolf
Head to head
Both these teams have never played against each other and this will be their first encounter and it’s kind of rare in Germnay.