We thought Stuttgart would be able to bounce back from the horrible form they are into, and the bet we placed with William Hill ended up being a losing one as not only did neither of Stuggart’s goalscorers net a goal, but they allowed Mainz 05 to come from behind and win with 1-2.
The first goal and the only one for Stuttgart came on the 11th minute when Abdellaoue managed to score after initially Ibisevic’s header was saved. Mainz started the pressing game shortly after, but Okazaki couldn’t find the net up until the 39th minute when the equalizer came after a pass from Moritz.
There were over 38.000 fans at the Mercedes-Benz Arena and they were all hoping for a miracle, and no Stuttgart is not in danger of relegation yet, but they face a though Bundesliga week, as this Wednesday they are set to face the Bundesliga champions, and during the weekend they meet the second placed team, a Leverkusen that might not be open to a draw.
After the second goal was scored the game became sloppy, with missed opportunities on both sides. Stuttgart’s biggest threat came through Traore, but his effort presented no difficulty to save for Karius. And with just five minutes to go Benedikt Saller scored the winning goal after a superb pass from Joo-Ho Park.
Mainz now has 27 points, is on the 8th place, and the distance between them and Stuttgart is of eight points.
Result: bet lost with odds from William Hill