Hoffenheim v RB Leipzig
BETTING & MATCH PREVIEW
On Saturday afternoon, two of last season’s Bundesliga’s surprise-packages Hoffenheim and RB Leipzig go head-to-head at the Wirsol Rhein-Neckar-Arena.
Hoffenheim have continued in a similar vein from last season. However, Julia n Nagelsmann team have not been as consistent and currently sit seventh in the Bundesliga table.
A recent poor run of form in the Bundesliga has seen the home side pick up just one win from their last seven outings in the German top-flight. Last time out in the league, they suffered a 3-0 defeat at Hamburg.
Hoffenheim have a decent home record in the Bundesliga, suffering just one defeat in their last 24 outings. However, they have won just one of their last five home games in the German top-flight.
RB Leipzig have made another strong start to their Bundesliga campaign. The Bulls are second place in the table and just three points behind reigning champions Bayern Munich.
Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side have recorded six wins in their last eight games in the Bundesliga, with their only defeat coming in Bavaria against Bayern. The visitors have also been prolific in those eight games, scoring at least two goals in six of the eight outings.
The visitors have a rather mixed record away from home in the German top-flight, as they have won two, lost two and one drawn one of their last five away games in the Bundesliga.
Hasenhuttl’s side have also scored at least two goals in three of their last four away games in the Bundesliga.
Hoffenheim are without Kevin Vogt due to suspension. The home could also be without Eugen Polanski, Meris Skenderovic, Benjamin Hubner and Robin Hack through injury.
The visitors look set to be without Stefan Ilsanker, Marcel Sabitzer and Yussuf Poulsen due to injury.