The Red Bulls have a chance to stay in the top 3 with a positive result on Wednesday, but the home side is a tricky one. Take a look at our Hoffenheim vs RB Leipzig Preview for this Bundesliga encounter.
Hoffenheim Recent Form & Team News
Hoffenheim haven’t defeated RB Leipzig in any competition (D1, L4) since the start of 2018/19, failing to record a first-half goal in four of those five H2H clashes. However, as one of seven clubs to have won as a home outsider in the 2020/21 Bundesliga (W1, L1), as well as scoring first-half goals in three of their five league games at home, they’ve shown scope for improvement.
They still remain undefeated at home when opening the scoring (W2, D1), having done so within the first 20 minutes on all three occasions so far, whilst restricting their opposition on the day to a 0-0 HT result in their two home defeats. Interestingly, all but one of their five 2020/21 Bundesliga home fixtures have racked up over 3.5 goals.
Player to watch: Andrej Kramarić is Hoffenheim’s leading goalscorer this Bundesliga campaign and has recorded their first goal in two of his last three H2H starts.
Hot stat: Both teams have scored in ten of Hoffenheim’s 11 Bundesliga matches, whilst five saw both teams score before HT.
Sebastian Hoeness will be without Ermin Bicakcic (knee), Jacob Bruun Larsen (illness), Dennis Geiger (suspension), Florian Grillitsch (suspension), Benjamin Hubner (ankle), Pavel Kaderabek (calf), Stefan Posch (suspension), and Konstantinos Stafylidis (shoulder).
RB Leipzig Recent Form & Team News
A 2-0 win at the weekend continued Leipzig’s second-best 11-game start to a Bundesliga campaign and took them just one point off top spot, yet a worry will come from their Bundesliga record of W1, D2, L1 as an away favorite which is well below the league win-rate of 43.90% (at the beginning of the round).
While they remain undefeated away from home when scoring first (W1, D2), Leipzig’s defense has conceded before HT in three of their five Bundesliga away outings so far. They recorded just one HT/FT double on the road this Bundesliga campaign, after they notched up an impressive 11 in 2019/20.
Player to watch: Dani Olmo scored in Leipzig’s last game and registered the only two goals of the match in his last visit to Hoffenheim.
Julian Nagelsmann cannot count on Benjamin Henrichs (Achilles tendon), Hee-Chan Hwang (illness), and Lukas Klostermann (knee). Konrad Laimer (knee), and Lazar Samardzic (illness) are also out.
Hoffenheim vs RB Leipzig Confirmed Lineups
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