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Bayern Munich were really good in their return from the winter break and extended their winning streak. They will now look to extend it even further when they will play host to Stuttgart on Sunday. Stuttgart put up quite the fight in their last match but came empty-handed at home against Mainz.
Date/Time: 1-27-2019, 09:30 EST
Spread: Stuttgart +2.75
Total: 3.75 Goals
Bayern Munich (12-3-3) were really good in their last match, where they blasted Hoffenheim by 3-0 on the road last week. They quickly grabbed their opponents by the throat and were already leading by two goals by the end of the first half. They did concede a goal at the hour mark but sealed the three points with another goal at the final minutes. Bayern Munich have now won four in a row and have not lost any of their last nine matches in all competitions (7-0-2). They are still sitting 3rd in the Bundesliga with 39 points, just as many as Gladbach above them who have one more match. They have also been solid at home (4-1-3) where they also have two more wins and a draw in other competitions. Bayern Munich will be missing Ribery, Robben and Tolisso, while Boateng and Gnabry are questionable.
On the other hand, Stuttgart (4-12-2) are coming off a really solid effort at home against Mainz but failed to take any points. Their opponents were really good in the first half and took a two-goal lead by the 28th minute, extending that to three goals at the 72nd. Stuttgart did score twice in a two-minute span to spark some hopes but they came up empty-handed. That was their third consecutive loss and fourth in their last five (1-4-0), conceding 12 goals in that span and failing to score twice. Stuttgart are now sitting at the 16th spot of the league table with 14 points, just one below the relegation zone. They have been pathetic on the road so far (1-7-1) and have scored just 6 goals. They have lost six of their last seven away matches and failed to score in five of those matches.
The two teams have already met once in the season, where Bayern Munich beat Stuttgart by a harsh 3-0 on the road. Stuttgart actually won in Munich by 4-1 last season but fell by 1-0 at home. Bayern Munich have now won 17 of the last 18 matches against Stuttgart and seven of their last eight as hosts.
Stuttgart have been really bad on the road this season and they traditionally struggle in this venue. So I expect the home team to come out on top, one way or the other. They have the ability to dominate any opponent in this venue and Stuttgart are in for a rough ride.
Bundesliga Bayern Munich vs Stuttgart Prediction: Bayern Munich -2.75 (-104)
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