On Saturday afternoon, Stuttgart will look to continue their excellent start to the Bundesliga campaign when they travel to Koln.Koln form guide
The Billy Goats’ poor start to the Bundesliga continued last time out, as Stefan Baumgart’s team suffered a 2-1 defeat at Werder Bremen. The defeat means they have taken just one point from their opening five league matches of the season. It also means they are winless in seven league games dating back to last season.
The fact that Koln has conceded at least two goals in three of their last four league matches has undoubtedly been a contributing factor.
The Billy Goats have found home wins in short supply lately in the Bundesliga, winning just one of their previous nine home games in the German top flight. To make matters worse, Koln has also conceded at least two goals in their last four league matches on home soil.Stuttgart form guide
Sebastian Hoeness’ team has made a bright start to the new Bundesliga campaign, winning four of their opening five matches. Last time out, the Reds recorded a 3-1 home win over Darmstadt. The game saw the visitors score at least three goals for the fourth time in their last five outings in the Bundesliga.
One of the most significant factors in Stuttgart’s excellent league form has been the sensational goalscoring form of star striker Serhou Guirassy, as the Guinea star has scored a joint-record ten goals in the team's opening five league matches. The only player ever to match that tally in the Bundesliga was Robert Lewandowski, who scored 40 league goals in a season for Bayern Munich.
Stuttgart has an inconsistent recent away record in the Bundesliga, although they have won two of their previous three games on their travels in the German top flight.What am I backing?
Stuttgart are in blistering form at the minute, and I am backing the Reds to add to Koln’s woes, with striker Guirassy likely to take centre stage once more.