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RB Leipzig will be the visitors at SchücoArena on Saturday for the Bundesliga 1 tie with hosts Arminia Bielefeld.
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Arminia Bielefeld will be looking for an improved result here after a 2-1 Bundesliga 1 defeat last time out to VfL Bochum.
In that match, Arminia Bielefeld managed 38% possession and 14 shots at goal with 4 on target. For Arminia Bielefeld, goals were scored by Joakim Nilsson (35') and George Bello (89' Own goal). VfL Bochum had 17 attempts at goal with 9 of them on target. Sebastian Polter (22') scored for VfL Bochum.
Arminia Bielefeld have been quite ineffective in attack in more recent games. Their goals record equals just 4 vs opposition teams during the course of their last six fixtures. In those games, Arminia Bielefeld have also seen the number of goals scored against them come to 14. That sort of trend won’t necessarily follow through here, however.
RB Leipzig will go into the match after a 4-0 Bundesliga 1 win in the defeat of Augsburg in their previous match.
In that game, RB Leipzig managed 64% possession and 14 shots on goal with 8 on target. For RB Leipzig, goals were scored by André Silva (40'), Christopher Nkunku (48', 57') and Emil Forsberg (64'). FC Augsburg 1907 had 6 attempts at goal with 1 of them on target.
In their previous 6 outings, RB Leipzig have bagged a tally of 10 goals. RB Leipzig have also scored on each one of those occasions. During those fixtures, they’ve had 9 goals go against them.
Head to head
The previous league contest between the two was Bundesliga 1 match day 17 on 18/12/2021 when it finished RB Leipzig 0-2 Arminia Bielefeld.
That day, RB Leipzig had 78% possession and 17 shots at goal with 4 of them on target.
On the other side, Arminia Bielefeld had 4 attempts at goal with 4 on target. Janni Serra (57') and Masaya Okugawa (75') scored.
The match was refereed by Frank Willenborg.
Team News: Arminia Bielefeld
Cédric Brunner (Head Injury), Fabian Klos (Head Injury), Stefanos Kapino (Ill) and Bryan Lasme (Knee Injury) will not be able to play for Arminia Bielefeld gaffer Marco Kostmann.
It’s our opinion that Bielefeld should go for a 4-2-3-1 formation for this game, beginning the first half with Stefan Ortega, Cedric Brunner, Amos Pieper, Joakim Nilsson, J. Barrett Laursen, Manuel Prietl, Sebastian Vasiliadis, Masaya Okugawa, Alessandro Schoepf, Florian Krueger and Patrick Wimmer.
Team News: RB Leipzig
We reckon that Leipzig will likely play in a 3-4-1-2 formation, giving starts to Peter Gulacsi, Mohamed Simakan, Willi Orban, Josko Gvardiol, Benjamin Henrichs, Konrad Laimer, Kevin Kampl, Angelino, Daniel Olmo, Christopher Nkunku and Andre Silva.
Our assessment is that Arminia Bielefeld are likely to find the back of the net against this RB Leipzig outfit, but one goal may not quite be enough to avoid a loss.
We therefore reckon that it will be both teams to score in a 1-2 winning margin for RB Leipzig at the end of the match. We are expecting it to be pretty even.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: SchücoArena (27,300)
Captain: Fabian Klos
Chairman: Hans-Jürgen Laufer
Manager: Marco Kostmann
Competitions: Bundesliga 1 position 17
🔑 Star Man: Masaya Okugawa
Normally taking up the Left Attacking Midfielder position, Masaya Okugawa was born in Japan. After having made a senior debut playing for Kyoto Sanga in the 2015 season, the skilful Midfielder has managed to score 8 league goals in this Bundesliga 2021 - 2022 campaign so far in 32 appearances.