Stuttgart vs Cologne prediction, odds & betting tips – 24/02/2024

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Stuttgart vs Cologne prediction
Stuttgart take excellent form into Saturday's game – Photo by Icon sport

Top-chasers Stuttgart meet relegation candidates Cologne at the MHPArena in the Bundesliga on Saturday. Read our top Bundesliga betting tips for the contest below.

Stuttgart vs Cologne predictions: Hosts to put more points on the board

Stuttgart vs Cologne predictions
Our pick

⚽Total Goals prediction

Over 2.5 Goals

⚽ Correct Score prediction

Stuttgart 3-1 Cologne

⚽ Anytime Goalscorer prediction

Serhou Guirassy

Stuttgart are in the midst of an impressive four-game winning streak and with Serhou Guirssay back scoring, they looked the part at Darmstadt again last week. Cologne meanwhile, have won only once on the road all season.

Pre-game odds and win probability: Stuttgart a short price to win

  • HOME: 1/3 (1.33) – 75%
  • DRAW: 21/5 (5.20) – 19.2%
  • AWAY: 17/2 (9.50) – 10.5%

*odds from Ladbrokes, subject to change

Third-placed Stuttgart are chasing their fifth Bundesliga victory on the spin this weekend and they can strengthen their push for a top-four finish with a win over poor travellers Cologne on Saturday.

Last five H2Hs: Stuttgart have a strong record

Stuttgart scored twice in the second half to beat Cologne in September and that was their third win in four previous meetings with Die Geißböcke overall.

Team news and form guide

Stuttgart: Guirassy to lead the line again

Stuttgart will be missing Deniz Undav, Alexander Nubel, Dan-Axel Zagadou and Nikolas Nartey this weekend while Anthony Rouault is a doubt. Defender Pascal Stenzel is suspended and won't be available either.

Predicted lineup: Bredlow, Vagnoman, Anton, Ito, Mittelstadt – Karazor, Stiller, Leweling, Millot, Fuhrich – Guirassy

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Cologne

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VfB Stuttgart

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Darmstadt

Darmstadt

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VfB Stuttgart

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Mainz

Mainz

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Bayer Leverkusen

Bayer Leverkusen

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SC Freiburg

SC Freiburg

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VfB Stuttgart

VfB Stuttgart

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Cologne: Visitors lacking options in attack

Devie Selke, Luca Waldschmidt and Mark Uth make up a trio of attackers on the sidelines for Cologne, though Faride Alidou should shake off an illness in time to feature.

Predicted lineup: Schwabe – Schmitz, Kilian, Hubers, Finkgrafe – Martel, Huseinbasic, Maina, Kainz, Ljubicic – Thielmann

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Cologne

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Werder Bremen

Werder Bremen

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Cologne

Cologne

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TSG Hoffenheim

TSG Hoffenheim

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Cologne

Cologne

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Eintracht Frankfurt

Eintracht Frankfurt

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Cologne

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Wolfsburg

Wolfsburg

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Cologne

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Our free expert picks: Routine 3-1 win possible for Stuttgart

If you’re on the lookout for more free betting tips ahead of the weekend, head on over to our dedicated page.

Unsurprisingly, Stuttgart have been made the weekend’s expected winners and the hosts look like excellent value at 10/11 (1.91) to score in both halves on Saturday. Stuttgart also appeal in the half time result market at 4/5 (1.80). That outcome has a 55.6% probability of landing.

Hot tip – Over 2.5 Goals

  • Eight of Stuttgart’s last nine matches in league and cup have featured at least three goals.
  • Each of Stuttgart’s last three assignments on home soil have produced over 2.5 goals.

Other tips

Stuttgart 3-1 Cologne

  • Stuttgart won 3-1 in two of their last three Bundesliga fixtures.
  • Stuttgart scored 34 times in their first 11 home games in the league this term.

Serhou Guirassy to Score Anytime

  • Serhou Guirassy scored on his first start since AFCON when he notched against Darmstadt last weekend.
  • Guirassy has hit a superb 18 times in the Bundesliga overall this season.
Stuttgart vs Cologne prediction
Waldemar Anton has been a rock-solid performer for Stuttgart – Photo by Icon Sport

Player to watch – Waldemar Anton

Stuttgart needed to dig deep to beat Darmstadt last weekend and centre-half Waldemar Anton was a rock at the back in what was a tricky challenge. The 27-year-old Stuttgart skipper completed a whopping 11 clearances in that solid display.

Anton to lead by example again

Waldemar Anton has been an ever-present for Stuttgart this season and has started all 22 Bundesliga fixtures for his club. Anton has also chipped in with three goal contributions in his last four runouts in league and cup, and he could be an outsider to back in the goalscorer/assist markets on Saturday.


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