Prediction and odds for the game: RB Leipzig (4/9) v Hoffenheim (11/2)
We are backing the home win (although its not the best value in the world).
When: Saturday 07th December 2019, Kick-off 2:30 PM
Where: The Red Bull Arena
On Saturday afternoon, RB Leipzig will look to continue their pursuit of Bundesliga leaders Monchengladbach, as Die Roten Bullen host Hoffenheim at the Red Bull Arena.
Julian Nagelsmann’s team have enjoyed a strong campaign in the German top-flight and are currently just a point behind leaders Monchengladbach in the race for top spot.
Leipzig head into this clash on the back of a four-game winning run in the Bundesliga, scoring at least twice in all four wins. German international striker Timo Werner has played a big part in Die Roten Bulls free-scoring this season, scoring an impressive 13 goals in his last 13 Bundesliga appearances.
Nagelsmann’s team has won their last two home games in the German top-flight. The wins ended a three-game winless league run for the home side. Although their recent home games have not all been high-scoring, both teams have scored in five of their last six matches.
The visitors head to Leipzig in eighth -place in the table. However, Alfred Schreuder’s team are just six points behind their hosts in German top-flight.
A strange 5-1 defeat at the hands of Mainz before a 1-1 draw with Fortuna Dusseldorf have rather dented their chances of claiming into the Bundesliga’s European spots.
The visitors have been relatively prolific of late in the Bundesliga, scoring at least two goals in five of their last seven league outings. Nagelsmann’s old team certainly pose an attacking threat to their old bosses’ new team.
Hoffenheim have been dangerous opponents on their travels of late in the Bundesliga, as they have recorded three straight wins on the road while remaining unbeaten in five away games in the German top-flight.
The visitors recent Bundesliga games on their travels have been high-scoring, with over 2.5 goals scored in seven of their last ten outings. The fact that Hoffenheim has scored twice in seven of those ten games has been a major factor in the high-scoring results.
A slight negative for the visitors is that they have not beaten RB Leipzig in the last three meetings between the two teams, suffering two defeats in the process.
RB Leipzig have been in top form of late. With leaders Monchengladbach hosting reigning champions Bayern Munich, this is a chance to move to the top of the Bundesliga table. We are backing Nagelsmann’s team to pick up the win, which could move them to the top of the table.
Due to both teams being highly capable in attack, we are also taking more of a punt on the over 3.5 goals. It is not as cautious a bet as the home win but seems decent value.
Verdict: Back the home win at 4/9 and/or over 3.5 goals to be scored at odds 11/10. (All odds are taken from Bet365).[geosnippet id=3620]
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