All seven goals scored in those two matches came in the second half. VfB have won four of their six games under interim coach Michael Wimmer so far - but all of those have come at home. They've lost both away matches under his charge. Borna Sosa has made more crosses from open play (51) than any other player this season. If Stuttgart fail to win it would mark the first time in the club's history that they have gone an entire calendar year without picking up a victory on the road.
On Friday Wimmer confirmed that Borna Sosa and Silas will likewise play no part in the game. VfB are yet to win away from home all season (D3 L3) - all year in fact - but there is at least cause for optimism in the form of striker Serhou Guirassy. He has two goals in his last three outings. Watch: Highlights of Leverkusen's derby win over CologneLeverkusen have won seven of a possible nine points in home games under Xabi Alonso so far, scoring 11 goals in the process. Frimpong's five goals and two assists in the Bundesliga this season make him the highest-scoring defender in the league. Die Werkself have won back-to-back Bundesliga games for the first time this season.
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With star striker Patrik Schick doubtful due to injury, his Czech compatriot Adam Hlozek should begin in attack once more. The impressive link-up down the right between Moussa Diaby (five goals three assists) and Jeremie Frimpong (five and two) should mean the duo start once more. Stuttgart come into this game just a point worse off than their hosts in 15th place, themselves having enjoyed an upturn in results after appointing Michael Wimmer as caretaker coach following the dismissal of Pellegrino Matarazzo. A last-gasp Konstantinos Mavropanos winner to grab a 2-1 victory over Hertha Berlin on Tuesday came at a cost though, with the Greek defender now suspended and captain Wataru Endo ruled out with concussion.
Bayer Leverkusen vs Stuttgart: Preview & Picks 11/12/2022Game Preview Bayer Leverkusen will be aiming for a third successive league victory when they host Stuttgart in the Bundesliga on Saturday. The visitors, meanwhile, would climb above their forthcoming opponents with a victory, which makes this game a very interesting one to watch even if it features two teams sitting near the bottom of the standings. After dropping back into the relegation places following their 2-0 defeat to RB Leipzig at the end of October, two straight victories since have significantly improved the general mood around Leverkusen. Xabi Alonso’s team ensured that they will compete in the Europa League after the turn of the calendar year by drawing 0-0 against Club Brugge last week, before thrashing Union Berlin 5-0 at the weekend and winning 2-1 away to FC Koln on Wednesday.
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Bayer Leverkusen vs. VfB Stuttgart: probable teams, match stats and LIVE blog! Xabi Alonso is looking to orchestrate a third straight win for Bayer Leverkusen as they round out the year at home to VfB Stuttgart. - © Alexander Scheuber/Bundesliga/Bundesliga Collection via Getty ImagesXabi Alonso is looking to orchestrate a third straight win for Bayer Leverkusen as they round out the year at home to VfB Stuttgart. - © Alexander Scheuber/Bundesliga/Bundesliga Collection via Getty Imagesbundesliga3 hours agoXabi Alonso is out to continue Bayer Leverkusen's revival on Saturday as they target a third straight Bundesliga win when they take on VfB Stuttgart at the BayArena (kick-off: 3. 30pm CET). LatestClick here for the Leverkusen vs. Stuttgart LIVE blog! Having struggled for consistency all season, the upcoming end of the domestic fixture list in 2022 appears to have sharpened Leverkusen's focus.
Back-to-back victories over Union Berlin and derby rivals Cologne not only fired them out of the relegation zone but also injected a much-needed dose of self-belief. Another victory here, coupled with favourable results elsewhere this weekend, could leave Alonso's side in midtable over the winter break. The Spanish tactician will have to make do without midfield enforcer Robert Andrich, however, so Kerem Demirbay should slot straight in.
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