Stuttgart looks really disappointing, as they come from third straight defeat with very little concrete things done in the attack. They didn’t score in last two, coming from identical 4:0 defeats at home against Dortmund and away to Hoffenheim. They stood playing with a man less in eight minute in Hoffenheim, not being able to do anything in attack and being limited to a very defensive role.
Eintracht didn’t manage to continue their winning streak after three wins, taking just a point in a 1:1 away to Nurnberg last Sunday. They were a side with a bit more of the possession but failed to show some of their stability against tight in defense hosts. The game got only interesting in the last phase, with the guests pulling out a point in added time. They are now just two points behind Champions League positions.
Hosts miss left back Insua (6/1) due to suspension, while injured are offensive Didavi (4/0) and Donis (5/1) and defender Sosa (4/0), plus a couple of more doubtful. The guests are missing defender Salcedo (2/0), plus a couple of more long-term absentees. Doubtful is defensive midfielder Torro (5/0) due to a groin injury.
Stuttgart have conceded at least 3 goals in their last 3 matches (Bundesliga). Stuttgart has some quality but will need to work a lot to stay away from the relegation zone. Eintracht is in a different momentum, but can’t be taken as complete favorites here. However, visitors are creating their chances far easier and that’s what counts a lot in nowadays football.