RB Leipzig v Eintracht Frankfurt

BETTING & MATCH PREVIEW

On Saturday afternoon, RB Leipzig and Eintracht Frankfurt meet at the Red Arena, as the two teams battle it out for vital points in their pursuit of Champions League football.

RB Leipzig occupy the last Champions League spot and are five points clear of the fifth-place visitors in the table. However, there is also a five-point gap to second place Monchengladbach and Bayern in third place.

Leipzig have bounced back from a defeat against Dortmund by recording big wins against Fortuna Dusseldorf and last time out a 3-0 win at Hannover.

The home side has been relatively prolific of late in the Bundesliga, scoring at least two goals in five of their last eight league games. Leipzig’s scoring prowess has contributed to there being over 2.5 goals scored in five of their last seven games.

Leipzig’s recent home form has been positive, as the defeat against Dortmund in the first game after the winter break ended a four-game winning run on home soil for Ralf Rangnick’s team.

Eintracht Frankfurt have lost touch with the top four in recent games, but are still well positioned in the Europa League spots.

The visitor’s recent form in the Bundesliga has been a real mix bag, as they have won two, drawn three and suffered one defeat in their last six league games. Their recent Bundesliga games have been high scoring though, with over 2.5 goals scored in five of their last six league matches.

Frankfurt have failed to win in their last three away games in the Bundesliga, picking up two draws and suffering one defeat.

TEAM NEWS

RB Leipzig are without the suspended Ibrahima Konate, while Dayot Upamecano, Amadou Haidara and Emile Smith Rowe all look set to miss out due to injury.

The visitors are expected to be without Timmy Chandler, David Abraham, Almamy Toure and Lucas Torro due to injury.

Match Prediction

RB Leipzig are strong on home soil, while Frankfurt’s recent form has been inconsistent. I can see the home side recording a victory in a close, but high scoring encounter.

7/10 Odds

PREDICTION – HOME WIN

Odds correct at time of publication – please check with your bookmaker before placing a bet as fluctuations can occur.