Place: Germany. Stuttgart. Mercedes-Benz Arena.
Date: on the 01st of September, 2018 (Saturday)
Match start: 17:30 (GMT+1)
Tournament: Championship of Germany. Bundesliga. 2nd round.
Bayern (the head coach Niko Kovač)
Prior to the beginning of the new German season the famous bosses of the Munich grandee Uli Hoeneß and Karl–Heinz Rummenigge have been severely criticized. Especially the legendary forward of Bundesteam, the two-time winner of the Ballon d’Or (1981, 1982) has been criticized more severely. Rummenigge have been accused of considerable reduction of funds for a transfer campaign and of leaving of some leading players into other top clubs. Therefore for the defending champion of Germany it was extremely important to begin a new season with a victory, especially in the match with the third prize-winner of the previous championship Hoffenheim.
Traditionally during all matches the champion’s bosses are sitting together on a tribune and discuss the events that are happening on the football field. This time Karl–Heinz Rummenigge was very happy. The team of Niko Kovač has surely won over strong rival with the confident score – 3:1. Thomas Müller, Robert Lewandowski and Arjen Robben were the starts of the match. It should be noted that in this match Bayern has scored into the gate of Hoffenheim 5 goals, but two of them have been cancelled under quite disputable situations.
Stuttgart (the head coach Tayfun Korkut)
The winner of Bundesliga 2007 Stuttgart will be the next rival of the defending champion. For the last eleven years the team has suffered both success and mistakes and even decrease in class and transfer to the second division.
But, last year the hosts of Mercedes Benz Arena have returned and even have managed to get into an elite league of the German football. Moreover, contrary to numerous predictions, the team of Tayfun Korkut has taken the place in the top half of the standings (7 place), being ahead of Eintracht Frankfurt, Borussia Mönchengladbach, Hertha Berliner, Hannover and other strong mid level teams of the national championship. And the previous match of the current rivals in Stuttgart has ended with very difficult victory of the champion with the one and only productive shot by Thomas Müller on the 79th minute (0:1).
Bookmaker coefficients on the match Stuttgart vs. Bayern
Whether the hosts of Mercedes Benz Arena will manage to fight with strong rival? Now it is the most intriguing question of the forthcoming match. Though bookmakers don’t believe in possible success of the team of Tayfun Korkut: Stuttgart – 10.00, Bayern – 1.28.
In the second round of the new championship we have received a meeting of two top clubs of Bundesliga which now considerably differ by class and level of the game. Of course, Bayern once again will fight for a new Silver Salad bowl and Stuttgart, at least, will fight for staying in elite league of the German football.