Our prediction for this Bundesliga match:
Stuttgart will be aiming to keep their survival hopes alive when they face Wolfsburg at Mercedes-Benz Arena on Saturday afternoon. Die Schwaben are on a four-game winless run, with the team failing to find the net in the previous three league fixtures. Defender Pascal Stenzel has joined the likes of Marmoush, Didavi, Mvumpa, Nartey, Mola, and Sankoh in the recovery room, while Sasa Kalajdzic should continue to lead the line for the relegation-threatened hosts.
The Wolves, on the other hand, have been having their ups and downs of late, with the team beating both Arminia Bielefeld and Mainz at home, while losing to Augsburg and Dortmund on the road. Since Stuttgart want this win more than Wolfsburg, we predict that the visitors will return home empty-handed from the trip to Baden-Wurttemberg. All Luca Waldschmidt, Micky van de Ven, Paulo Otavio, and William remain on the sidelines with injuries.
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.
Highlighted Team (Wolfsburg):
Wolfsburg are a German football club founded in the aftermath of the World War II (1945). Die Wolfe (The Wolves) wear green and white shirts and they play their home games at Volkswagen Arena. The capacity of the stadium is 30,000 and it was opened on 13 December, 2002.
It is well known that German car manufacturer Volkswagen are the club’s main sponsors. Wolfsburg won the Bundesliga trophy in 2009 and the likes of Edin Dzeko, Grafite and Zvjezdan Misimovic were part of the club’s golden generation.
You should bear in mind that Grafite and Dzeko scored 54 goals between each other in the 2008/2009 Bundesliga campaign and that the team clinched the trophy thanks to a 5-1 win over Werder Bremen on 23 May, 2009. Die Wolfe won the German Cup trophy in 2015, with the team beating star-studded Borussia Dortmund 3-1 in the title game. Wolfsburg are a team that has no bitter rivals in German football.