The Bundesliga reaches the climax of its early season with Union and Stuttgart dueling. Despite all efforts, Union appears to be struggling. In the last four matches they suffered three defeats and, most noticeably, surpassed Borussia Dortmund even when the xG indicators said otherwise. Possession statistics also indicate a more defensive or perhaps counter-attacking position of the team: in two of the three Bundesliga matches it was less than 50%.
But Stuttgart, on the contrary, is in brilliant shape. Not only have they won the majority of their recent matches, but their xG has consistently outperformed their opponents. Possession figures also indicate the team's dominant style of play, often in possession of the ball for more than half of the playing time. In addition, Stuttgart's superiority is also evident in the number of shots on goal: their conversion rate is amazing.
In previous meetings, Union seemed to be on par with Stuttgart, having won or drawn most of the last meetings. But current form could eclipse past records. Stuttgart have been lethal, scoring 22 goals in their last 7 meetings, while Union –.
Although Union have a favorable historical record against Stuttgart, current form largely favors the latter. Stuttgart has shown convincing results in recent matches. They constantly outnumber their rivals xg, ball possession and number of goals scored. 22 in their last 7 matches to Union's 11 further underscores their attacking prowess. Union, on the other hand, are going through a series of defeats, which makes Stuttgart the likely winner. However, given the unpredictability of football and Union's past successes against Stuttgart, this bet falls into the medium risk category.
Stuttgart's dominant form in recent matches makes them the logical choice for this meeting. Their impressive goal stats, xg and possession combined with Union's faltering form suggest Stuttgart will win. In addition, although Union have had the advantage in past meetings, form is an important factor and the current dynamics are on Stuttgart's side.
The last matches of Union and Stuttgart invariably end with a total of goals exceeding 2.5. Considering Union's average goals per match is 3.6 and Stuttgart's is 4.3, the game is likely to be a high-scoring one. Both teams demonstrate strong attacking qualities, with Stuttgart being particularly dominant in their recent matches. Union's defensive performance also suggests they could concede a few goals. All these factors make the Over 2.5 bet the optimal choice with less risk.