Our prediction for this Bundesliga 2 match:
Despite finishing the regular part of the season in 16th place in the Bundesliga standings, Stuttgart still have chances of securing the survival. Die Schwaben take on Union Berlin at their Mercedes-Benz-Arena in the Bundesliga play-out, first leg and Nico Willig’s men aim to get their job done on Thursday evening. Stuttgart produce much better performances at home than on the travels and we predict that Mario Gomez and Co. are going to prove their worth on the field.
Thanks to a 2-2 draw with Bochum on the last day of the season Union Berlin booked their place in the Bundesliga play-out. The capital club have been impressive on home soil this season, but it has to be noted that they are on a four-game winless run on the road. In their last meeting Stuttgart recorded a 3-1 win over Union Berlin, which is yet another reason why home triumph should be considered.
Highlighted Player (Chadrac Akolo):
Chadrac Akolo is a Congolese footballer who started his senior career at Sion. After scoring 18 goals in 58 appearances in the league for the Swiss outfit Akolo moved to Stuttgart in the summer of 2017, but you should know that he played for Neuxhatel Xamax in the 2015/2016 season (on loan) as well.
The African footballer was born in Kinshasa on April 1, 1995, but he has yet to make his debut for the DR Congo national football team. Akolo’s main position is right midfield, but he is capable of playing as both left midfielder and secondary striker as well.
The 172-cm-tall footballer is very quick and good on the ball and he is widely expected to make a great progress in years to come. Chadrac Akolo’s contract with Stuttgart expires on June 30, 2021. The Congolese player scored 15 goals in 34 appearances for Sion in the 2016/2017 Swiss Super League campaign.
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.