There will be far fewer encounters in European football on Friday compared to the previous evening, when the quarter-finals in the Europa League and the Conference League will be played. But there will still be new rounds in the individual top leagues. Traditionally, the first meeting in Bundesliga 1 will also be played. This time, Stuttgart take on Borussia Dortmund. Both sides need points – who will pick them up? The site experts share their prediction for the match on April 8, 2022. Full statistics and all current odds for the match can be viewed at 1xbet.
Stuttgart have been struggling for survival all season
The Swabians have become another benchmark example of the ‘2nd season syndrome’. Having risen to the top of the league with Pellegrino Matarazzo, last season’s league managed to achieve serious results and finish in the middle of the table. But in this draw, the achievements are much more modest. The club is averaging just one point per round, and that could mean relegation in the Bundesliga. There was, however, a promising stretch in March, with victories over Borussia Mönchengladbach and Augsburg. But the opponents didn’t doze off either, winning as well. And in April, Stuttgart started with only a draw – albeit away – at one of their neighbours, Arminia.
Borussia Dortmund finish in “their” place again
The Black-Yellows have already effectively finished the season for themselves. What are they seriously fighting for? In the Champions League, the Germans sensationally dropped out after the group stage, no less unexpectedly in the 1/16 finals the Germans lost to Rangers (Glasgow). Even the cup, which they managed to win in the last, generally unsuccessful season, is no longer available. Grande lost 1-2 to St Pauli in mid-January. That leaves the Bundesliga, but nothing much has changed there either under Marco Rosa. As in most previous years, Borussia have not been good enough to challenge Bayern (although they are not particularly stable either). That said, there’s no one to see who else can “move” the Bumblebees from their 2nd place. Nevertheless, 1-4 at Signal Iduna Park from RB Leipzig was a painful slap in the face. But will it wake up Marco Rosé’s charges?
Since the summer of 2010, Stuttgart could win only two games. Yes, one of them was won in the previous season. But after that, Borussia have made it 3-2 away in the past and 2-1 at home this season.
Borussia Dortmund simply have to respond to the defeat from the Bulls. Stuttgart should be pitied – it is doomed to defeat by the evil Holand and company (odds – 1.99).