Preview: Stuttgart vs Bayern
Stuttgart currently come into this game having lost just once this season, on matchday one, but have drawn four of their last five games. That has kept them narrowly outside the European football spots, albeit it's been a pretty impressive season for a team who have had their struggles in past Bundesliga campaigns and are back in the top flight this year after finishing second in 2.Bundesliga last term.
They will be facing a stern challenge when Bayern come to town, as taking on die Roten is always going to be tough for any side. However, the hosts will certainly be taking notes from Werder Bremen's very impressive showing against Bayern last weekend as die Grün-Weißen battled to a very impressive 1-1 draw with Hansi Flick's side, making them only the second team other than Hoffenheim to nick points off die Roten this season.
That being said, Stuttgart have won just one of their last 19 meetings with Bayern across all comps. And to complicate matters, they will have to welcome a team who have lost just one of their last 14 away games without three key forwards, with Cisse, Gonzalez, and Al Ghaddioui all still on the treatment table due to various injuries. Moreover, Bayern have a strong track record, not surprisingly, when it comes to facing newly promoted sides, with wins in 41 of their last 44 matches.
Interestingly, though, their sole loss during that formidable run was to none other than Stuttgart two years ago, but with their opponents dealing with a spate of injuries at the moment, it's hard to see Bayern being on the wrong end of the score-line this time around.
Match facts: Stuttgart vs Bayern
- Interestingly, November tends to a be a difficult month for Bayern Munich - the Bavarian giants have won just three of their last ten Bundesliga games played in this time frame (D3 L4)
- Stuttgart, meanwhile, are unbeaten in their last seven matches (W2 D5)
- Bayern have won 18 of their last 19 matches against Stuttgart in all competitions...
- ...and they've also lost just one of their last 14 away Bundesliga games (W13)
- Furthermore, Bayern have won 41 of their last 44 games against newly promoted sides (D2) and lost just once...
- ...with that sole loss, being, however, to none other than Stuttgart back in May 2018
Team news: Stuttgart vs Bayern
Stuttgart: Despite their strong start, the hosts have been dealt a huge blow, with forwards Momo Cisse, Nicolas Gonzalez, and Hamadi Al Ghaddioui all out with groin, knee, and pelvis injuries, while midfielder Erik Thommy is still recovering from an elbow issue. In addition, defender Maxime Awoudja is a serious doubt as a result of a Achilles tendon injury.
Bayern: Both Alphonso Davies and Joshua Kimmich remain out for the visitors due to ankle and knee injuries respectively.
Where to watch Stuttgart vs Bayern live on November 28, 2020
Stuttgart vs Bayern kick off at 06:30 PST/09:30 EST/14:30 GMT/15:30 CET
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Stuttgart vs Bayern München Broadcast Information
Stadium: Mercedes-Benz-Arena (Stuttgart)
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