Stuttgart has a difficult program before Christmas. Leverkusen, Hoffenheim and Bayern are the following opponents in the Bundesliga. At the end of the first round the team is waiting for another meeting with "Mainz" in the German Cup. Hannes Wolf, of course, is focused on the nearest game, in which the coach intends to show a better result than last weekend in Bremen (0: 1).
"I do not see the opportunity to beat Hoffenheim and Bayern on this Friday," the coach of Stuttgart joked in response to a question about how to prepare for the upcoming bouts. - "Bayer" - "top team", but the difference between us in the table now is only four points. This is a physically strong team ... But, of course, we know what we can do at home. "
Indeed, the return to his own stadium after one point scored in two consecutive games on the road was very useful. At home, "Stuttgart" is still unbeatable in the 2017 calendar year (Bundesliga and Bundesliga 2). Since the beginning of the season, the Swabians have won five of six home games (one draw) - and this is a good omen. One of the success factors the coach calls the full stadium: "It is very important to have the support of 60,000 people. As for motivation ... I do not need to have a suitcase of tricks, because my team is always very motivated. "
"Stuttgart" - "Bayer": indicative compositions
"Stuttgart", most likely, will have to do without Dennis Aogo and Josip Brekalo. Aogo picked up the flu, and Brekalo received a bruise in the match against Werder Bremen. So far, we should not wait for Bernice to return to the system. In the starting lineup, thus, Terode should appear with the support of Donis and Akolo.
"Bayer", meanwhile, continues to "cough up" a draw with "Borussia". 24-year-old Brazilian Wendell learned the verdict last Tuesday: the DFB sports court for a foul against Gonzalo Castro "awarded" the defender with four matches of disqualification (1 suspended). In addition, an injured hamstring in the same duel Arangis flew for an indefinite period.
Wendell in the starting lineup will be replaced by Rezos, Kor, who has served a disqualification will close the gap in the middle line, left by Arangis. On the edge of the attack, Fallland or Alario is expected to exit. On the left compete for the position of Brandt and Mehmedi.
Match rateStuttgart "Stuttgart" - "Bayer". Announcement and forecast of the match - image 5 - Bayer Leverkusen "Stuttgart" - "Bayer". Announcement and prediction of the match - image 6
Position of teams in the standings
The last meeting
German Championship-2015/16, 27 round (20/03/2016)
Stuttgart. The stadium "Mercedes-Benz-Arena". 54,522 the viewer
Chief referee: Daniel Siebert (Berlin)
Assistants: Florian Heft, Jan Zaidel
"Stuttgart" - "Bayer" 0: 2
Goals: Brandt 11, Bellaraby 49
Stuttgart: Tyton, Niedermayer, Klein, Insua, Schwaab, Gentner, Dieh (Maxim 68), Rupp, Didavi (Kravets 54), Werner (Tashchi 68), Kostic
Coach: Jürgen Kramny
Bayer: Leno, Ta, Wendell, Henrichs, Brandt (Mehmedi 89), Ramallo, Kramer, Bellarabi (Cruz 68), Kissling, Yurchenko (Frey 84), Hernandez
Coach: Roger Schmidt
Warned: Niedermayer 32, Dieh 61, Kostić 88 - Ramallo 31, Kissling 44, Yurchenko 82