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Wolfsburg vs Stuttgart Prediction: Team News and Lineups Preview

Wolfsburg vs Stuttgart Prediction: Team News and Lineups Preview
Wolfsburg vs Stuttgart prediction, team news, lineups and fixtures preview - IMAGO / Sportfoto Rudel - Atakan Karazor, Maximilian Mittelstädt both VfB Stuttgart Cheering Goal 1 0 Mittelstädt.

Bettingexpert’s very own, Jack Wright, is on hand with a Wolfsburg vs Stuttgart prediction, team news, lineups and fixtures preview ahead of the Bundesliga schedule this weekend.

Our Wolfsburg vs Stuttgart prediction is for Stuttgart to win the match 1-2. If you’d like to leave your own tip for the game, make sure you visit the Wolfsburg vs Stuttgart Prediction Hub.

Wolfsburg vs Stuttgart Prediction, Team News, Lineups and Fixtures Preview

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Wolfsburg vs Stuttgart Prediction: Ata-kan test the home keeper at least once

Germany, Bundesliga, Saturday, March 2nd, 17:30 (UK)

Wolfsburg remains part of a group of five clubs immediately above the relegation zone that is separated by just one point. They were also another that were holding all three points at the weekend before conceding a late equaliser at home to Eintracht Frankfurt, with former player Omar Marmoush grabbing a dramatic leveller deep into added-on time at the end of the 90.

It shouldn’t have been too much of a surprise to Wolves fans, given they have seen their team share the spoils in six of the last seven league games. They will look to go one better and grab a first win in nine against a Stuttgart side that won the reverse 3-1.

Bundesliga surprise package Serhou Guirassy plundered all three goals on that occasion, and only Harry Kane has more than the Guinea international’s 18 league goals this campaign. However, with the traders now wise to his exploits, I am looking elsewhere on the visitor’s side for some value when it comes to shots.

When available, Atakan Karazor has started every game for the Reds this season. Although primarily selected for his tough tackling, with his 62 won only bettered by one other player in the Bundesliga this term, it is his shot data that catches my eye.

The 27-year-old has had at least one attempt at goal in 12 of his last 15 games across all competitions and also had a shot in the reverse fixture at MHPArena in October. The odds of 2.00 for another effort here look like a touch of value.

  • Wolfsburg vs Stuttgart Prediction: Atakan Karazor Over 0.5 Shots (TRACKED BET)
  • Best Odds: 2.00
  • Bookmaker: bet365
  • Stakes: 8/10

Wolfsburg vs Stuttgart Prediction odds via bet365 as at 09:00, February 28th, 2024. Odds may now differ.

Wolfsburg vs Stuttgart OPTA Team News and Possible Lineups: Winless Wolves

For the first time in the Bundesliga, VfL Wolfsburg have gone winless in the first six games of the second half of the season (D5 L1). The club from Lower Saxony have gone eight games without a win overall (D6 L2) – the longest such streak for the Wolves since November 2021 to January 2022 (9 games under Florian Kohfeldt).

VfB Stuttgart’s Sebastien Hoeneß is set to take charge of his 100th Bundesliga game, having collected 149 points in the 99 games so far. Hoeneß has won his last four Bundesliga matches against VfL Wolfsburg – only against 1. FC Köln has he had a longer winning streak (5 wins between 2020 and 2023).

Wolfsburg possible starting lineup:
Casteels, Baku, Lacroix, Jenz, Mæhle, Majer, Gerhardt, Arnold, Paredes, Behrens, Wind

Stuttgart possible starting lineup:
Bredlow, Vagnoman, Anton, Rouault, Ito, Karazor, Stiller, Jeong, Millot, Führich, Guirassy

The Predicted Wolfsburg vs Stuttgart Bundesliga Standings by BETSiE

Our in-house predictive model, BETSiE, has had a go at predicting the Bundesliga standings ahead of the Wolfsburg vs Stuttgart, currently 13th vs 3rd, fixture by utilising the underlying data from the 2023/24 season up until this point.

For more league-specific BETSiE content including standings, probabilities and predictions, visit her page here – it’s worth it.

Wolfsburg vs Stuttgart Standings Prediction

1 Bayer Leverkusen 34 25.9 6.1 1.9 82.5 26.9 55.6 83.9
2 Bayern Munich 34 25.2 3.6 5.2 92.7 35.5 57.2 79.2
3 Stuttgart 34 20.7 4.2 9.1 74.0 44.0 30.0 66.3
4 RB Leipzig 34 18.7 6.2 9.1 72.4 41.7 30.8 62.4
5 Dortmund 34 16.0 10.2 7.8 66.9 47.5 19.3 58.3
6 Eintracht Frankfurt 34 11.6 12.4 10.1 51.2 49.4 1.8 47.1
7 Freiburg 34 12.2 7.5 14.3 46.7 58.9 -12.2 44.2
8 Hoffenheim 34 11.7 8.3 14.0 57.6 63.1 -5.5 43.4
9 Werder Bremen 34 11.1 8.5 14.5 45.5 54.4 -8.8 41.7
10 Augsburg 34 9.8 10.4 13.8 48.6 59.5 -10.9 39.7
11 B. Monchengladbach 34 10.1 9.5 14.5 58.0 63.1 -5.1 39.6
12 Wolfsburg 34 9.8 9.4 14.8 42.4 53.4 -11.0 38.8
13 Heidenheim 34 9.8 9.3 14.9 46.3 61.7 -15.4 38.6
14 Union Berlin 34 10.6 6.5 16.8 37.7 54.5 -16.9 38.5
15 Bochum 34 8.6 12.4 13.0 43.7 64.9 -21.2 38.2
16 Mainz 34 6.3 11.6 16.1 32.9 51.7 -18.8 30.6
17 FC Koln 34 5.7 10.3 18.0 28.7 58.6 -29.8 27.5
18 Darmstadt 34 4.3 9.2 20.5 35.6 74.6 -39.0 22.1

Match OPTA Stats: Guirassy at home against Wolfsburg

  • With 47 points after 23 games, this is VfB Stuttgart’s joint-best record at this stage of a Bundesliga season – the Swabians only previously had as many points at this stage in the 1982-83 campaign (converted to three points per win) and finished in third place back then.
  • VfL Wolfsburg and VfB Stuttgart are the only teams besides TSG Hoffenheim and FC Augsburg yet to keep a clean sheet in the Bundesliga in 2024. Nevertheless, in 2024, only Bayer 04 Leverkusen have faced fewer shots per game (8 on average) than Stuttgart (10) and Wolfsburg (11, as FC Bayern).
  • VfL Wolfsburg’s Kevin Behrens is the only player to score for two different clubs this Bundesliga season: four times for Union Berlin and most recently for Wolfsburg for the first time, ending a drought of 19 goalless Bundesliga appearances last time out in Frankfurt. Behrens has scored all five of his goals this season with his head, with only Harry Kane (6) scoring more headed goals.
  • VfB Stuttgart’s Serhou Guirassy has scored four goals in two Bundesliga appearances against VfL Wolfsburg – only against 1. FSV Mainz 05 has he netted more often (5 goals in 5 appearances). In the last match against Wolfsburg, he scored all three of Stuttgart’s goals (all three after the half-time break) – indeed this was the first flawless hat-trick (all in one half, with no other goals scored in between) by a VfB player since Cacau in February 2010 against 1. FC Köln (5-1).

Wolfsburg Fixtures: Leverkusen and Leipzig away

  • Vs Leverkusen (A)
  • Vs Augsburg (H)
  • Vs Werder Bremen (A)
  • Vs Monchengladbach (H)
  • Vs RB Leipzig (A)

Stuttgart Fixtures: Points to be had

  • Vs Union Berlin (H)
  • Vs Hoffenheim (A)
  • Vs Heidenheim (H)
  • Vs Dortmund (A)
  • Vs Frankfurt (H)


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