Bundesliga – Season Continues – Bayern Munich v Stuttgart on Match-day 6

Bayern München vs VfB Stuttgart
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Saturday at the Allianz Arena, as Bayern host Stuttgart in the Bundesliga.

Bayern, who are themselves currently struggling in third place in the League, are -7 points above twelfth placed Stuttgart going into the clash.

Bayern Munich have so far accrued 11 points in this season of the Bundesliga

Bayern have suffered at the hands of Union Berlin and B Mönchengladbach in their previous two matches, with two successive draws. They go into this game with the hope of taking all three points.

Also, Bayern seem unable to get over the line on a consistent basis, with two draws in two meetings. They currently stand third in the League, with 11 points for a total of 3 wins, 0 losses and 2 draws having won three games and drawn two fixtures.

Playing at home, Bayern have won one game and drawn one game.

A win in this fixture would take Bayern Munich’s points to 14 in the League.

A solid defensive team

So far, Bayern’s defence has been outstanding, as they have conceded three goals. Bayern have impressed this season, in terms of goal scoring ability, with 17 (16 from open play and one penalty) so far. This is largely down to the efforts of their stand-out attackers – Sadio Mane (3), Jamal Musiala (3), and Joshua Kimmich (2).

Bayern are missing two players through injury or illness. This will affect Julian Nagelsmann’s selection choices significantly.

Stuttgart’s campaign so far has seen them accrue four points this season

Stuttgart have been inconsistent in their previous two games, drawing 1-1 at Schalke and 0-0 at FC Köln, so a win in this fixture must be the focus.

Also, Stuttgart have developed a habit of drawing football matches this season, which is reflected by their position in the table. Now they have 0 matches won, 1 games lost and 4 duels drawn; that’s why they currently sit in twelfth place, with a total of four points having drawn four fixtures and lost one game.

Stuttgart will travel to Bayern with a win record on the road that is quite unremarkable, with two darts.

Winning this fixture will see Stuttgart on 7 points.

Stuttgart’s ever growing list of players missing due to injury or illness to be a concern for Pellegrino Matarazzo, ahead of this Saturday’s fixture against their opponents.

Bayern Munich v Stuttgart – Head-to-Heads.

Regarding their historical duels Bayern and Stuttgart have faced each other 63 times in the past, with the balance of wins sitting in Bayern’s favour (44 – 10). In addition, Bayern have seen victory in twelve of the past 20 games played against Stuttgart. Their most recent encounter in this competition was May 2022 and the score line ended up with a 2-2 draw.

Performance Report

For Bayern, Sadio Mane is a top performing player who has scoredthree goals in five League matches this season, while Wataru Endo is one of the top performing players after having scoredone goal in five League games this campaign for Stuttgart.

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