Our prediction for this Bundesliga 2 match:
All eyes will be on Wildparkstadion when Karlsruher and Stuttgart face each other in a David vs Goliath clash on Sunday. Karlsruher are fighting hard to secure the 2. Bundesliga survival, while Stuttgart are on a quest to bring glory days back to Mercedes-Benz-Arena. Die Schwaben dropped two points in a goalless draw with Osnabruck, and seeing that Hamburger are breathing down their neck, Sunday’s clash is of big importance for the promotion-chasing team.
Experienced attacker Mario Gomez has lost his place in the starting XI, but Stuttgart boss Pellegrino Matarazzo has a number of high-profile footballers to choose from. Considering that Karlsruher failed to impress in a 1-0 defeat to Aue, we believe that punters can find value in betting on the visitors. In the first half of the season Stuttgart outclassed Karlsruher 3-0, which was their sixth consecutive triumph over Cristian Eichner’s charges.
Highlighted Player (Mario Gomez):
Mario Gomez started his senior career at Stuttgart. He played scored 63 goals in 121 league appearances for the club and he played for the reserve team as well (43/21). In 2009 he signed a four-year deal with fellow Bundesliga side Bayern Munich and he won two domestic titles with the mighty Bavarians (2009/2010, 2012/2013).
In 2013 he clinched the Champions League trophy with Bayern Munich as they defeated Borussia Dortmund 2-1 in the title game. Mario Gomez was part of Germany 2010 World Cup squad that won the bronze medal at the showpiece tournament in South Africa and he played for Joachim Low’s team at the 2016 European Championship finals.
The German attacker spent the 2015/2016 season on loan at Besiktas and he joined Wolfsburg in the summer of 2016. Mario Gomez has a contract with the Wolves which expires on 30 June 2019. He was born on 10 July, 1985 in Riedlingen, Germany.
Highlighted Team (Stuttgart):
VfB Stuttgart is a German football club from the regio Bad Canstatt. With over 44 000 members VfB Stuttgart can be considered as one of the top 10 biggest football clubs in the nation. The German football club was founded in 1912 and is playing in the Bundesliga since the very first day.
VfB Stuttgart is currently playing its home games in the Mercedes-Benz Arena which was build in 1933 and holds a capacity of 65 000 seats. The stadium is considered as one of the most impressive and modern stadiums in Germany. The club colors of VfB Stuttgart are White and Red. The VfB Stuttgart fans gave the club the nickname Die Schwaben.
VfB Stuttgart is a successful club in the Bundesliga winning the league title 5 times, the DFB Pokal 3 times and the Supercup once. The club from Bad Canstatt haven’t had any big successes in Europe yet. The club end as runner up in the Europacup II and the UEFA Cup. Important players in the history of Stuttgart are: Tomasson, Bierofka, Dunga, Elber, Gomez, Lahm, Kuranyi and Yakin.