Football match betting preview: VfB Stuttgart vs FC Köln

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Competition: Germany Bundesliga
Competition: Sat 14.May
Match begins: 13:30 (UTC)
Venue: Mercedes-Benz-Arena (60449 seats)

FC Köln know they are going on a strenuous excursion to VfB Stuttgart and their Mercedes-Benz-Arena. This guide has all the facts and figures you need before the fixture.

Insights:
  • VfB Stuttgart have the fewest clean sheets (0) at home in Bundesliga
  • FC Köln haven’t played a single 0-0 game.

Relegation threatens VfB Stuttgart who should definitely be looking for some points here. Köln are still fighting for the big positions at the top of the table.

There should be plenty of energy on the pitch in this game, as both sides have had time to recuperate from their last game. Let's hope both teams are ready to give it all.

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VfB Stuttgart form and stats

The Bundesliga stats playing at home this season for VfB Stuttgart are 5-4-7 (wins-draws-losses).

An away draw last time out for VfB Stuttgart, facing FC Bayern München in a game that ended 2-2. VfB Stuttgart's goalie Müller played a big part in securing a draw after 90 minutes against FC Bayern München with a stunning six saves. Attacking player Kalajdžić outperformed all the other players in that fixture and managed a match rating of 7.85 out of 10. Kalajdžić scored one goal and hit three key passes.

In the match before that, Stuttgart hosted VfL Wolfsburg and drew the game 1-1.

The hosts are modest favourites in this match, with the bookmakers estimating the chance of a home win at about 50% +- five percent. It's interesting to look at how VfB Stuttgart have performed under similar circumstances, so here are some numbers: When modest favourites like this (we found twelve games) they have won four times, drawn four and lost four.

A decent goal production from Stuttgart in their home games so far, with 26 goals from 16 league matches. Defensively it’s touch-and-go for the home team as 31 goals have been conceded.

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FC Köln form and stats

As the visiting team in Bundesliga matches, FC Köln have produced an overall stat of 5-6-5 so far. Momentum is building for FC Köln in their away games, having won their two previous outings.

FC Köln might have something to prove in this game as they lost at home in their previous match. VfL Wolfsburg proved too strong as Köln slumped to a 0-1 defeat in front of their own fans at RheinEnergieStadion. Midfielder Özcan was the best performer of that match, with a rating of 7.45. Özcan hit three key passes and had 54 successful passes (of 62 total).

Prior to that result FC Köln won their away game at FC Augsburg. The scoreline was 4-1.

We have checked recent matches where FC Köln have had similar odds to win. Win-draw-lose statistics from those eight games were one victory, three draws and four defeats.

The travelling fans enjoy Köln's attacking play in away games, having scored 24 goals in 16 league matches away. FC Köln struggle to build an impenetrable defensive wall in away matches with a total of 26 goals conceded from these games. There's been improvement defensively lately, as only 3 of these goals has been conceded in their last three away matches.

Head 2 Head

The most recent registered scoreline between these participants is the FC Köln - VfB Stuttgart 1-0 played not long ago this season. As for the last ten games between these two teams, there's four Stuttgart victories, three draws and three FC Köln wins. Over/under statistics; four of these games ended with three goals or more, six matches with two goals or less.

Top Goalscorers

FC KölnA. Modeste
A. Modeste
19 goals
VfB StuttgartS. Kalajdzic
S. Kalajdzic
5 goals
FC KölnM. Uth
M. Uth
5 goals

VfB Stuttgart missing players

FC Köln missing players

VfB Stuttgart FC Köln
Total Home vs mid Statistics Stat vs low Away Total
33 16 5 Played P 5 16 33
6 5 3 Won W 3 5 14
12 4 1 Drew D 2 6 10
15 7 1 Lost L 0 5 9
39 26 11 Scored S 12 24 51
58 31 8 Conceded C 6 26 47
91% 100% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 100% 100%
85% 94% 100% Over 1.5 O 1.5 100% 88% 79%
48% 62% 80% Over 2.5 O 2.5 60% 50% 52%
39% 56% 60% Over 3.5 O 3.5 60% 50% 48%
24% 38% 40% Over 4.5 O 4.5 40% 25% 18%
64% 75% 100% BTTS BTTS 100% 75% 67%
12% 0% 0% Clean Sheets C S 0% 6% 12%
33% 25% 0% Failed to Score F T 0% 19% 21%
 
4.2 5.5 5.6 Corners for (avg) C F 5.6 4.6 5.2
4.9 4.2 5.2 Corners against (avg) C A 7.6 5.2 5.2
1.9 1.3 0.6 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 2 2.1 1.9
2 1 0 Red cards R C 0 1 1
 
13.1 16.1 15.2 Shots (avg) S ( 14.8 12.4 13.8
4.3 5.7 6.6 Shots on Target (avg) S O 5.6 4.1 4.8
27% 29% 33% Goal Efficiency G E 43% 36% 32%
 
14.7 12.9 13.2 Shots against (avg) S A 14 13.3 12.6
5 4.7 4 Shots on Target against (avg) S O 4.8 4.8 4.6
Key stats in Bundesliga this season:
  • FC Köln haven’t played a single 0-0 game.
  • VfB Stuttgart have failed to keep a clean sheet in all their home matches.
  • VfB Stuttgart have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • VfB Stuttgart have the fewest clean sheets (0) at home in Bundesliga
  • VfB Stuttgart have won significantly more corners at home than away.
  • VfB Stuttgart haven’t played a single 0-0 game at home.

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 FC Bayern München 33 24 4 5 95 35 17 13 2 2 48 15 16 11 2 3 47 20 60 76
2 Borussia Dortmund 33 21 3 9 83 51 16 12 0 4 50 27 17 9 3 5 33 24 32 66
3 Bayer Leverkusen 33 18 7 8 78 46 16 9 2 5 37 22 17 9 5 3 41 24 32 61
4 RB Leipzig 33 17 6 10 71 36 17 11 2 4 43 17 16 6 4 6 28 19 35 57
5 Freiburg 33 15 10 8 57 44 17 8 5 4 32 25 16 7 5 4 25 19 13 55
6 Union Berlin 33 15 9 9 47 42 16 9 5 2 22 15 17 6 4 7 25 27 5 54
7 FC Köln 33 14 10 9 51 47 17 9 4 4 27 21 16 5 6 5 24 26 4 52
8 TSG Hoffenheim 33 13 7 13 57 55 17 8 4 5 34 24 16 5 3 8 23 31 2 46
9 FSV Mainz 05 33 13 6 14 48 43 16 10 4 2 31 9 17 3 2 12 17 34 5 45
10 Borussia Mönchengladbach 33 11 9 13 49 60 16 7 4 5 28 26 17 4 5 8 21 34 -11 42
11 Bochum 33 12 6 15 36 49 17 8 4 5 21 17 16 4 2 10 15 32 -13 42
12 Eintracht Frankfurt 33 10 11 12 43 47 17 4 7 6 20 22 16 6 4 6 23 25 -4 41
13 VfL Wolfsburg 33 12 5 16 41 52 16 7 2 7 23 19 17 5 3 9 18 33 -11 41
14 FC Augsburg 33 9 8 16 37 55 16 6 4 6 23 25 17 3 4 10 14 30 -18 35
15 Hertha BSC 33 9 6 18 36 69 17 6 3 8 24 33 16 3 3 10 12 36 -33 33
16 VfB Stuttgart 33 6 12 15 39 58 16 5 4 7 26 31 17 1 8 8 13 27 -19 30
17 DSC Arminia Bielefeld 33 5 12 16 26 52 16 2 9 5 14 22 17 3 3 11 12 30 -26 27
18 SpVgg Greuther Fürth 33 3 9 21 27 80 17 3 5 9 15 33 16 0 4 12 12 47 -53 18

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