2019-20 Bundesliga 2 – Stuttgart vs Erzgebirge Aue Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When does Stuttgart vs Erzgebirge Aue kick off? Saturday 8th February, 2020 – 12:00 (UK)

Where is Stuttgart vs Erzgebirge Aue being played? Mercedes-Benz-Arena

What TV channel is Stuttgart vs Erzgebirge Aue on in the UK? BT Sport have the rights to German Bundesliga 2 matches in the UK, so it is worth checking their schedule

Where can I stream Stuttgart vs Erzgebirge Aue in the UK? If televised, subscribers can stream the match live on the BT Sport website & app

Where can I get tickets for Stuttgart vs Erzgebirge Aue?

Stuttgart – https://shop.vfb.de/tickets/heimspiele/

Erzgebirge Aue – https://www.viagogo.de/Sport-Tickets/Fussball/2-Bundesliga/FC-Erzgebirge-Aue-Karten

What was the score in the last meeting between Stuttgart & Erzgebirge Aue? Erzgebirge Aue 0-0 Stuttgart

THE TEAM NEWS

STUTTGART

  • Stuttgart had to settle for a point at St. Pauli last Saturday before narrowly falling to Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen in the cup in midweek.
  • Coach Matarazzo made six changes to his line-up in midweek, while youngster Egloff and new signing Mola both made their professional debuts off the bench.
  • Matarazzo switched to a back four against Leverkusen with Endo filling in at centre-back due to the absence of Kempf, Badstuber and Kaminski.

Predicted line-up (4-1-4-1): Kobel; Massimo, Phillips, Endo, Stenzel; Mangala; Wamangituka, Castro, Didavi, Gonzalez; Gomez

Unavailable: Kalajdzic (Injured), Kaminski (Injured), Kempf (Injured), Badstuber (Injured)

Doubtful:

ERZGEBIRGE AUE

  • Erzgebirge Aue held leaders Arminia Bielefeld to a goalless draw last Friday but they have not won away from home in the league since July.
  • There will be at least one change as right-back Rizzuto is suspended having accumulated five yellow cards, with Strauss his natural replacement.
  • January signing Rasmussen made his debut against Bielefeld and should keep his place after helping the side to a clean sheet.

Predicted line-up (3-4-1-2): Mannel; Mihojevic, Gonther, Rasmussen; Strauss, Fandrich, Riese, Kempe; Nazarov; Kruger, Hochscheidt

Unavailable: Breitkreuz (Injured), Kalig (Injured), Rizzuto (Suspended)

Doubtful:

THE PREDICTION

Stuttgart have won their last four home games, conceding just two goals. However, they go into this one with a makeshift defence and possibly some tired legs after their cup exploits on Wednesday, so Erzgebirge Aue, who have not played since last Friday, should manage to at least score.

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