Bundesliga: Stuttgart vs Nurnberg
Stuttgart boosted their hopes for a European position, after the pair of cup final, and is in very good condition. Nuremberg has tradition on their side, but they are weak away from home. With Ibisevic to score two goals, Stuttgart took all three points away to Hoffenheim with the score of 1-2, and came closer to European positions, as the presence of Dortmund and Bayern to the cup final, gives also the seventh place for Europe. The hosts are in a very good mood as to their last six games they have only one defeat, one draw and four wins, scoring 17 goals to these games. At home Stuttgart has a 6-3-4 record, and after Dortmund, Schalke and Bayern, they have the best offense in Bundesliga with 43 goals. On the negative side is the bad head to head record against Nurnberg, as they won only two of the last eight times against them, and three significant absences, Ibisevic is suspended, while Khalid Boulahrouz and Shinji Okazaki are injured.
Nurnberg lost their last two games by 2-1 and 1-3 against Mainz and Wolfsburg after a good streak they had. However, they are in 10th place, six points far from relegation zone, and hardly will be in danger. Guests have the second worst offensive in Bundesliga with 25 goals in 26 games, and away from home they have a 4-1-8 record with only nine goals scored. They will try to continue the excellent head to head record against Stuttgart, and they only missing striker Christian Eigler, as defender Per Nilsson and midfielder Mike Frantz are back after injury.
Stuttgart : Ulreich – Sakai, Maza, Niedermeier, Boka – Kvist, Kuzmanovic – Harnik, Hajnal, Cacau – Schieber
Nurnberg : R. Schafer – Feulner, Maroh, Wollscheid, Hlousek – Balitsch, Simons – Chandler, Didavi, Esswein – Pekhart
I believe that Stuttgart will continue their good performances with a win over weak away from home Nurnberg.
Bet: Stuttgart Win @2.00 with Bet365
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