VfB Stuttgart - FC Heidenheim

Regular Season - 27
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Kickoff: 2024-03-31 06:30

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VfB Stuttgart - FC Heidenheim Predictions

Prediction: VfB Stuttgart
Best odds: 1.31

As the Bundesliga's regular season intensifies, a fascinating encounter is on the horizon where VfB Stuttgart, currently sitting at a comfortable third place, will lock horns with the mid-table contenders FC Heidenheim at the Mercedes-Benz-Arena in Stuttgart. With Champions League aspirations on the line for the home side and pride at stake for the visitors, this match promises to be a gripping affair. While the predictions have yet to clearly favor a side, the stage is set for a showdown that could tip the scales of the league standings.

Key Players

For VfB Stuttgart, the spotlight shines brightly on Silas Katompa Mvumpa, an attacker whose agility and finishing skills have contributed 3 goals this season. With a rating of 6.71 and 10 key passes, his creative presence is undeniable. Alongside him, Jamie Leweling has been a formidable force up front, boasting a similar rating and 2 goals to his name, not to mention his 19 key passes which have been crucial in building up Stuttgart's attacks.

On the defensive end, Josha Vagnoman stands tall with a 6.83 rating, blending his defensive duties with offensive contributions, including 2 assists. His ability to transition play has been a key aspect of Stuttgart's success this season.

FC Heidenheim, on the other hand, will rely on the likes of Adrian Beck, a midfielder with a knack for distribution, as evidenced by his 346 total passes and a rating of 6.62. His vision and passing could be pivotal in breaking through Stuttgart's defense. Defender Lennard Maloney has been a cornerstone for the away side, with a 6.70 rating and over 730 passes, his defensive acumen will be vital in thwarting Stuttgart's attacking threats.

Leading Heidenheim's charge is Eren Sami Dinkçi, an attacker who has found the back of the net 7 times this season. His sharpshooting abilities, with 13 shots on target, make him a player to watch during this encounter.

Recent Form

VfB Stuttgart has been in stellar form, winning four of their last five matches, despite a recent slip-up. Their impressive run has been characterized by a strong attacking display and resilience at home, with 9 wins out of 11 matches played at the Mercedes-Benz-Arena.

FC Heidenheim's recent form paints a picture of inconsistency, with one win, three draws, and a loss in their last five outings. Despite this, they have shown they can be a tough nut to crack, with a defensive setup that often frustrates their opponents.

Head-to-Head History

The head-to-head record reveals a surprising twist in this tale, with FC Heidenheim securing a 2-0 victory over VfB Stuttgart in their last meeting on November 5, 2023. This result will surely be on the minds of the Stuttgart players as they seek redemption on their home turf.

Prediction

Taking into account the recent form of both teams, the key players involved, and the home advantage that Stuttgart enjoys, the prediction leans towards a victory for the home side. However, with Heidenheim's ability to pull off an upset, as shown in their previous encounter, the match could be closer than the league standings suggest.

Expect VfB Stuttgart to dominate possession and create numerous chances through the likes of Silas Katompa Mvumpa and Jamie Leweling. Meanwhile, FC Heidenheim will likely set up defensively and look to hit on the counter, with Eren Sami Dinkçi being their main threat on the break.

In a battle where both sides have much to play for, VfB Stuttgart's superior form and attacking prowess should ultimately prevail. The final prediction is a hard-fought but decisive victory for the home team, with a scoreline that reflects their ambition to solidify their spot in the Champions League places for the next season.

Prediction probabilities

Strength

87%
13%

Attacking Potential

69%
31%

Defensive Potential

67%
33%

Poisson Distribution

82%
18%

Stregth H2H

71%
29%

Goals H2H

64%
36%

Wins the game

73%
27%

VfB Stuttgart - FC Heidenheim Head to Head

Bundesliga standings

Rank Team MP W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Bayer Leverkusen players, news and schedule Bayer Leverkusen 28 24 4 0 69 19 50 76
2 Bayern Munich players, news and schedule Bayern Munich 28 19 3 6 80 36 44 60
3 VfB Stuttgart players, news and schedule VfB Stuttgart 28 19 3 6 64 34 30 60
4 RB Leipzig players, news and schedule RB Leipzig 28 16 5 7 64 33 31 53
5 Borussia Dortmund players, news and schedule Borussia Dortmund 28 15 8 5 55 33 22 53
6 Eintracht Frankfurt players, news and schedule Eintracht Frankfurt 28 10 12 6 43 36 7 42
7 FC Augsburg players, news and schedule FC Augsburg 28 9 9 10 45 46 -1 36
8 1899 Hoffenheim players, news and schedule 1899 Hoffenheim 28 10 6 12 48 53 -5 36
9 SC Freiburg players, news and schedule SC Freiburg 28 10 6 12 40 52 -12 36
10 FC Heidenheim players, news and schedule FC Heidenheim 28 8 9 11 41 49 -8 33
11 Werder Bremen players, news and schedule Werder Bremen 28 8 7 13 36 44 -8 31
12 Union Berlin players, news and schedule Union Berlin 28 8 5 15 25 43 -18 29
13 Borussia Monchengladbach players, news and schedule Borussia Monchengladbach 27 6 10 11 46 53 -7 28
14 VfL Wolfsburg players, news and schedule VfL Wolfsburg 27 7 7 13 33 44 -11 28
15 Vfl Bochum players, news and schedule Vfl Bochum 28 5 11 12 33 58 -25 26
16 FSV Mainz 05 players, news and schedule FSV Mainz 05 28 4 11 13 26 46 -20 23
17 1.FC Köln players, news and schedule 1.FC Köln 28 4 10 14 23 49 -26 22
18 SV Darmstadt 98 players, news and schedule SV Darmstadt 98 28 2 8 18 28 71 -43 14