Our prediction for this Bundesliga match:
Following a routine 4-0 win over Balingen in their DFB Pokal opener, Stuttgart will look to give fans yet another reason to celebrate when they face Bochum in the Bundesliga round 1. Die Schwaben were producing fine displays in preseason, with the team outclassing Premier League side Sheffield United 3-0 in their last warm-up game and, as a result, they are seen as favourites to beat Bochum on home soil. Goalkeeper Fabian Bredlow is a major doubt, while all Undav, Nartey, Vagnoman, Mittelstadt, and Kastanaras are sidelined with injuries.
The visitors, on the other hand, are determined to secure yet another Bundesliga survival, but given their difficulties at the back in pre-season games, home win should be considered. As for the visiting side, all Asano, Oermann, Riemann, Kwarteng, and Tolba should miss out with injuries, while Philipp Forster will be assessed ahead of the kick-off.
Highlighted Player (Wataru Endo):
Wataru Endo is a Japanese footballer who plays for Urawa Red Diamonds as a defender. Endo is a product of Shonan Bellmare youth academy and he continued playing for the club at senior level. After scoring 21 goals in 153 appearances (league) for the club the 178-cm tall centre-back moved to Urawa Red Diamonds in 2016 and he has been playing for the J1 League club ever since.
Endo won the AFC Champions League with Urawa in 2017 as the Reds defeated Al-Hilal in the final of the competition. The Japanese defender played 90 minutes in the victory over the Saudi Arabian side and the winning of the AFC Champions League trophy is considered the biggest success of his career.
Wataru Endo made his debut for Japan on August 2, 2015 in a 2-1 loss to Korea DPR at the EAFF E-1 Football Championship. In 2016 he was the AFC U-23 Championship trophy with the Samurai Blue. The Urawa Red Diamonds footballer was born in Totsuka-ku, Yokohama (Japan) on February 9, 1993.