Wolfsburg vs Stuttgart by Gustav
Wolfsburg made a bit of a setback in the previous game they played, as the team took only a point away from home against Mainz in a 1:1 score two weeks ago. Truth to be said, they were much better than their opponents and deserved more out of the game, but their game plan was destructed in the first halftime as the hosts opened the lead surprisingly in seventh minute thanks to goal from Bungert.
All the visitors could do was to equalize in 61st minute via Gustavo, while they remained being better for the rest of the game, but without making true goalscoring chances. Anyhow, the team won't be too downhearted with the a point there, as they already look like second placed side in Bundesliga, having ten points less than Bayern and seven points more than Gladbach. In front of their own fans, they have outstanding 11-2-0 record and for sure the aim is to get another easier three points in this one. Central midfielder Maximilian Arnold (20/2) is suspended for this game, while forward Aaron Hunt (18/4) remains injured and also won't play here. Striker Ivan Perisic is fully fit again and will surely be used for some time in Saturday's game.
Stuttgart, on the other side, surprised a bit in the previous game they played, as the team took a three pointer at home against Eintracht Frankfurt a bit more easier than everyone expected. However, the game itself was quite balanced one and very easily the roles and result could have been different on some other day.
Still, the things didn't go that well for the hosts, as the visitors took the lead at the start of the second half, but then the hosts started playing much more concrete and showed that they have plenty of skillful players up front. Within five minutes Ginczek scored two goals, in 63rd and 68th minute, while Maxim wrote the final 3:1 score in 80th minute. With this victory, the team remained locked at the rock bottom position, but at least they are now only two points below the safely placed sides. Offensive midfielder Daniel Didavi and defender Antonio Rudiger are both doubtful being quite unfit for this match. Coach Huub Stevens shouldn't change much anyway.
Wolfsburg is playing wonderful football at home during the season and if they repeat anything close to what they were showing recently, Stuttgart will have huge problems staying competitive even after the first halftime.