Stuttgart were put up at 33-1 and things have gone very well for them since then, starting with a three goal win at Koln, they now sit just three points behind leaders Wolfsburg, whom they host on Saturday and with second placed Hertha facing a very tricky game at Hamburg, even the current odds could look silly come Sunday evening.
I would rate them no bigger than 5-1 and yet there is still some 9-1 on offer, if you are not already involved, I would suggest that you take a little now.
4 points Stuttgart 10.0 to win the Bundesliga ( if you have not already taken the 34.0).
GERMANY BUNDESLIGA (sent April 18th)
KOLN - STUTTGART
Stuttgart have been playing well for several months now and have lost just once, a bit of a thumping at Werder Bremen, in twelve outings since late November. Bremen are a funny team and on their day, are capable of destroying any Bundesliga team, so I am prepared to overlook that result and it hardly put them off their stride, as they have won three in a row since then and posted some very impressive stats. They enjoyed 54% possession and 24 attempts on goal when seeing off Hertha, then 59% and 27 on the road at Bochum, hosting table topping Hamburg last week where they managed 55% and 22 goal chances.
They have moved into Champions League contention just three points off the pace, after being nine adrift immediately before the Winter break. Stuttgart have a good run of games with their next three starts all against teams in the bottom 8 of the Bundesliga and are firmly targeting a return to Europe's premier club competition. They have experience of a well timed late challenge, as they were four points off the pace with five rounds to go, when snatching the title in 2007. Something similar is not impossible this time round and with leaders Wolfsburg still to visit the Mercedes-Benz Arena and a last day of the season trip to Munich, they have the fixtures to mount a strong challenge, coach Markus Babbel has recently signed a contract extention, despite not having all his "badges" and looks to have a big future in his new profession. I am taking them to win today and also,a small bet at huge odds to win the Bundesliga.
Koln are in relative safety, nine points clear of the drop zone and not in the greatest of form with four losses in five starts, they did win the reverse fixture 3-1, but Stuttgart were in a slump then and in the middle of a five match winless run. VfB did have a huge amount of possession and with possible a little revenge on their mind to say nothing of bigger plans, they can be expected to make better use of it this time round.
6 points Stuttgart to win 2.20 general quote.
2 points Stuttgart to win the Bundesliga 34.0 Corals/ 29.0 Stan James.