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Bitesize Prediction: Stuttgart vs Koln – 24/02/24

Tom Dunstan in Betting Tips and News, Bundesliga 22 Feb 2024

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Competition: Bundesliga

Market: Deniz Undav to score anytime

Odds: 1/1 @ BetUS

Looking to extend on their Champions League charge on Saturday afternoon, Stuttgart will welcome Koln to the MHPArena this weekend.

Starting with the hosts, while Stuttgart might have found themselves at the heart of a Bundesliga relegation scrap this season, Die Roten are enjoying a real fairytale this time around. With the mood in their camp at a continued high, Sebastian Hoeneb’s side have continued to receive a string of plaudits from across Germany’s elite. Last seen putting in another rugged performance as they secured a 2-1 victory away at Darmstadt, it is no secret that the Swabians have their sights firmly set on securing a famous Champions League ticket in 2024. In fact, opening February with a 3-1 victory away at Europa League outfit Freiburg, Stuttgart have won all of their previous four straight Bundesliga appearances. Making a stunning statement on January 27th as they stormed their way to a 5-2 romp against German giants RB Leipzig, Saturday’s hosts have certainly impressed with their clinical performances in the final third. It should also be noted that Hoeneb’s men have suffered just a single home defeat so far this season.

As for the visitors, while some in Koln’s camp might have opened up the 2023/24 campaign looking to mount a genuine top-half charge, the Billy Goats find themselves at the heart of a public Bundesliga crisis. Coming under a huge amount of scrutiny this season and already sat six points adrift of top-flight safety, Timo Schultz has a major uphill battle on his hands. Last seen putting in another toothless display as they suffered a 1-0 loss at home against Werder Bremen, it is no surprise that Saturday’s guests are tipped as a leading relegation contender. In fact, aside from a crucial 2-0 victory against Eintracht Frankfurt earlier in the month, that is the only win that Koln have collected from their previous nine Bundesliga appearances – a run that stems all the way back to December 1st. Facing what is a heavyweight challenge here, the Billy Goats will also be worried by a downbeat record against Saturday’s hosts. Collecting just a single point from any of their last five meetings against Stuttgart, we are backing a similar outcome.

Bet: Deniz Undav 1/1 to score anytime against Koln in Saturday’s Bundesliga matchup @ BetUS

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Tom Dunstan


Formerly of The Independent, Tom has spent the past six years as one of our senior writers and betting experts. Alongside working with numerous publications from across the globe, Tom also graduated from the University of Falmouth in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Digital Media.
Spending almost the past decade working in countries such as Australia, New Zealand and Canada, he has also spent time featuring in sports radio. Tom can be followed on Instagram - @iamtomdunstan

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