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Hoffenheim will face off against visiting opponents RB Leipzig at PreZero Arena in the Bundesliga 1 game on Saturday.
View all of the Hoffenheim v RB Leipzig predictions, poll and stats below - as well as up-to-date odds.
Hoffenheim will be hoping to bounce back here after a 2-0 Bundesliga 1 loss in their previous game against VfL Bochum.
In that game, Hoffenheim had 63% possession and 10 attempts on goal with 1 on target. For their opponents, VfL Bochum had 12 shots on goal with 5 on target. Soma Novothny (66') and Miloš Pantović (97') scored for VfL Bochum.
Fixtures involving Hoffenheim have often been entertaining affairs lately with plenty of scoring anticipated. Over their past six games, the sum of 23 goals have gone in for both teams combined (at an average of 3.83 goals per game) with 13 of these being chalked up by Hoffenheim. Previous results aside, it remains to be seen whether that trend might persist in this upcoming game.
RB Leipzig come into this clash after a 2-1 Bundesliga 1 win against Borussia Dortmund in their previous game.
In that game, RB Leipzig had 54% possession and 14 attempts on goal with 6 on target. For RB Leipzig, goals were scored by Christopher Nkunku (29') and Yussuf Poulsen (68'). Borussia Dortmund got 8 attempts at goal with 3 on target. Marco Reus (52') was the scorer for Borussia Dortmund.
The numbers tell their own story, and RB Leipzig have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, letting opponents get 8 goals overall. In defence, RB Leipzig seem to have a bit of a soft underbelly.
Pre-game facts show that RB Leipzig:
- remain unbeaten by Hoffenheim when they have played them away from home in the previous 3 league games.
- have not been beaten in their last 3 away league matches.
- have not won away from home in their last 8 matches in the league. What a terrible run of away results.
Head to head
A study of their past head to head results stretching back to 31/10/2018 tells us that these fixtures have been pretty painful for Hoffenheim. They have not managed to register any wins whatsoever whereas RB Leipzig have been dominant against them, beating them in 67% of those games where they have faced each other.
An aggregate of 11 goals were scored between them in these games, with 2 for Hoffenheim and 9 coming from Leipzig. That’s an average goals per game figure of 1.83.
The previous league encounter featuring these clubs was Bundesliga 1 match day 29 on 16/04/2021 when it finished RB Leipzig 0-0 Hoffenheim.
In that game, RB Leipzig managed 63% possession and 16 attempts on goal with 2 on target.
Hoffenheim got 5 shots on goal with 0 of them on target.
The match was refereed by Manuel Gräfe.
Team News: Hoffenheim
The Hoffenheim manager Sebastian Hoeneß has zero fitness concerns to speak of ahead of this match thanks to a completely healthy squad available to select from.
Team News: RB Leipzig
Due to a fully healthy squad ready to go, the RB Leipzig manager Jesse Marsch has zero fitness concerns at all before this clash.
In this match, Hoffenheim have enough to breach the defence of this RB Leipzig outfit, although just one goal probably won’t be good enough.
We are therefore anticipating a tight encounter finishing with a 1-2 win for RB Leipzig when the referee blows the final whistle. It really should be an interesting one.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: PreZero Arena (30,150)
Captain: Benjamin Hübner
Chairman: Kristian Baumgärtner
Manager: Sebastian Hoeneß
Competitions: Bundesliga 1 position 10, DFB-Pokal (Third Round)
⭐ Key Man: Jacob Bruun Larsen
Customarily taking up the Left Wing position, Jacob Bruun Larsen was born in Lyngby, Denmark. Having made a first senior appearance for Borussia Dortmund in the 2017 - 2018 season, the accomplished Forward has managed to score 3 league goals in the Bundesliga 2021 - 2022 campaign to date from a total of 10 appearances.