VfB Stuttgart vs Bayern Munich – Preview, H2H, Line-ups, Prediction | Bundesliga 2021-22

Leon Goretzka of Bayern Munich
Leon Goretzka of Bayern Munich - IMAGO / Lackovic

Bayern Munich will travel to the Mercedes-Benz Arena to face Stuttgart in the 16th round of the 2021/22 Bundesliga season. 

Venue: Mercedes-Benz Arena 

Key Statistics

Stuttgart have scored 22 goals after 15 matches. Arsenal loanee defender Konstantinos Mavropanos is the top scorer with four.

Stuttgart haven’t won at home to Bayern since 10 November 2007 (D2, L9).

The hosts are unbeaten in their last three games at home (W2, D1). 

Bayern Munich have scored at least once in their last 62 Bundesliga matches, dating back to 9 February 2020. The league record stands at 65.

Robert Lewandowski has scored in all but one of Bayern’s seven away games in this season’s Bundesliga, and in each of his last four meetings with Stuttgart. He’s the current campaign’s 16-goal leading marksman.

Thomas Müller has produced 10 goals and 14 assists across 23 career appearances against VfB.

Head to head

In 30 head-to-head encounters between the two sides, Bayern Munich hold the clear advantage. The Bavarians have won 24 games, lost four and drawn two of those 30 games.

Latest Performances in all competitions

Stuttgart: W-D-W-L-W

Bayern: W-W-W-W-W

VfB Stuttgart  

Stuttgart will look to continue their three-game unbeaten run in the league when they welcome Bundesliga reigning champions Bayern Munich to the Mercedes Benz Stadium this Tuesday. 

The host come into this tie on the back of a well-deserved 2-0 away victory over Wolfsburg last time. The win lifted Stuttgart back out of the relegation playoff spot after Augsburg had overtaken them on Friday, courtesy of a 2-0 win over Koln. 

Pellegrino Matarazzo’s side are just one point ahead of Augsburg and will look to build on their most recent result to pull themselves clear of the bottom end of the table.

But the hosts have lost their last four games against the Bavarians, conceding 3.5 goals on average per match. That form will certainly be a source of worry for a team that have also conceded the joint-fourth most goals in the Bundesliga. 

They have also failed to keep a clean sheet in any of their eight home matches and have seen both teams score in a joint league-high 88% of their home clashes.

Possible VfB Stuttgart starting line-ups

Florian Muller, Konstantinos Mavropanos, Waldemar Anton, Marc-Oliver Kempf, Roberto Massimo, Wataru Endo, Atakan Karazor, Tanguy Coulibaly, Philipp Forster, Silas Katompa Mvumpa, Hamadi Al Ghaddioui.

Injured: Mohamed Sankoh, Erik Thommy, Sasa Kalajdzic, Enzo Millot

Doubtful: Fabian Bredlow, Naouirou Ahamada, Borna Sosa

Suspended: None

Bayern Munich 

Bayern Munich made it five wins in five games with a 2-1 win over Mainz on Saturday. 

The win, which was secured courtesy of a 74th-minute strike from Jamal Musiala, saw Bayern come from behind to record their 12th league win of the season.

The result also extended the Bavarians lead at the top to six points after second-placed Dortmund were held to a 1-1 draw with Bochum on the same day.

Julian Nagelsmann’s side will now look to build on that win and extend their lead at the top of the table.

But they will have to tighten up at the back if they want to extend their lead at the top, as they have now kept just two clean sheets across their last ten Bundesliga outings.

Possible Bayern Munich starting line-ups

Manuel Neuer, Benjamin Pavard, Dayot Upamecano, Niklas Sule, Alphonso Davies, Corentin Tolisso, Marc Roca, Kingsley Coman, Thomas Muller, Serge Gnabry, Robert Lewandowski.

Injured: Marcel Sabitzer, Josip Stanisic, Joshua Kimmich

Doubtful: Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, Leon Goretzka

Suspended: None


Bayern 3-1 Stuttgart