S. only)Live Stream: Fox Soccer 2Go (U. only)Form GuideStuttgartDortmundIngolstadt: Draw (3-3)Liverpool: Draw (1-1)Leverkusen: Loss (2-0)Schalke: Draw (2-2)Darmstadt: Draw (2-2)Liverpool: Loss (4-3)Bayern: Loss (3-1)Hamburg: Win (3-0)Augsburg: Loss (1-0)Hertha: Win (3-0)Predicted LineupsStuttgartLong-term Dortmund player Kevin Grosskreutz will miss the game with an injury, as will midfielder Serey Die and striker Daniel Ginczek, another former Dortmund man. Centre-back Timo Baumgartl "is feeling the effects of a flu virus, " per the club. Lukas Rupp's availability is still questionable.
Predicted Starting XI: Burki; Ginter, Sokratis, Hummels, Passlack; Sahin, Durm, Leitner; Mkhitaryan, Ramos, Pulisic. Players to WatchOne player whose individual performances haven't suffered too much during Stuttgart's poor run of form is left-winger Filip Kostic. The Serbian attacker has the pace and technical abilities to pose problems to any right-back in the league. Having scored and assisted four goals each in the "Ruckrunde, " as Germans call the second half of the season, the 23-year-old has been his side's most consistent danger man.
It’s all about giving it full-throttle, fighting and showing a united front. We are approaching the tasks ahead positively and we firmly believe we can get some positive results. "The game is of little significance for the Black and Yellows, whose focus solely lies on the DFB-Pokal final against Bayern Munich on May 21. They have nothing to play for in the Bundesliga, having already clinched a second-place finish weeks ago. A loss against Stuttgart will mean Bayern win the title with a win at Hertha BSC, so Dortmund may try to delay the inevitable. Saturday's visitors have won twice against the Swabians this season already—the aforementioned 4-1 in the league and a 3-1 away win in the cup in February—and haven't lost against them since January 2010.
VfB Stuttgart vs. Borussia Dortmund: Team News, Preview, Live Stream, TV InfoTHOMAS KIENZLE/Getty ImagesVfB Stuttgart host Borussia Dortmund on Matchday 31 of the 2015/16 Bundesliga season on Saturday. The match is much more important for the hosts than the Black and Yellows, seeing as a poor run of form—only two wins from their last 10 league games—has put them back into a relegation battle many thought the Swabians had left behind a few weeks ago: Stuttgart are 15th in the table, only two points ahead of Werder Bremen in the relegation-play-off spotHead coach Jurgen Kramny, who took over in late November and promptly lost his first match in charge against Dortmund 4-1, is optimistic his team can fight their way out of the danger zone, per the club's official website: "We are ready to face the current situation and defend ourselves.
This is their longest such run in the Bundesliga, according to Thursday's edition of German sport magazine Kicker. Although some of the recent meetings were quite scrappy, Dortmund usually got the better of Stuttgart. THOMAS KIENZLE/Getty ImagesDate: Saturday, April 23Time: 2:30 p. m. BST/9:30 a. ET/3:30 p. local timeVenue: Mercedes Benz Arena, StuttgartTV Info: Gol TV USA (U.
Head coach Thomas Tuchel has made a number of changes for every Bundesliga game in recent weeks. Fouls were Stuttgart's only hope of stopping Ilkay Gundogan in the cup in February, but he might not play this time around. THOMAS KIENZLE/Getty ImagesIlkay Gundogan could be out after picking up a knock to his ankle late in Wednesday's game, as Dortmund surely won't take any risks in a rather meaningless game. Star striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is highly unlikely to feature, having "chipped a bone" in his toe on Monday, per the club's official website. Players such as Matthias Ginter, Sokratis Papastathopoulos, Erik Durm, Nuri Sahin or Moritz Leitner, all of whom didn't feature in the cup, could get the nod in the starting XI, while 17-year-olds Felix Passlack and Christian Pulisic could return to the lineup as well.
PATRIK STOLLARZ/Getty ImagesMidfielder Lukas Rupp, one of Stuttgart's top performers this season, is questionable after overcoming a flu himself, but told Kicker's George Moissidis (link in German) that he expects to be able to play. Kramny could opt for a cautious approach with five at the back, which worked well against Bayern until defender Georg Niedermeier scored an own goal. Predicted Starting XI: Tyton; Harnik, Schwaab, Niedermeier, Sunjic, Insua; Rupp, Gentner; Didavi, Kostic; Werner. DortmundAlthough the 3-0 win over Hertha in the DFB-Pokal semi-final in midweek required surprisingly little effort from Dortmund, rotation is again expected.
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