Hoffenheim vs RB Leipzig - Free Betting Tips

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Hoffenheim host RB Leipzig in an interesting Bundesliga fixture at Rhein-Neckar-Arena on Saturday. Both sides have lofty ambitions this season, and they are separated by a single point in the league table. Hoffenheim, ninth in the table, come here following an impressive 3-1 away win at Hannover 96 during the midweek. The visitors, who are a place above their opponents in the table, registered a 2-0 home win over Stuttgart on Wednesday.

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29. September 2018 | 14:30
Football » 1. Bundesliga

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Hoffenheim are the stronger side on paper, and they also boast of an impressive home record in Bundesliga. The hosts are undefeated in their last nine games in the German top tier, and thus, we don’t see them losing against RB Leipzig. The hosts have scored four goals in their two home games, so they are a good bet to score at least two on Saturday.

Leipzig have picked up just one point from their two games on the road, but they have managed to find the net in both games. Hence, ‘both teams to score’ also looks like a good bet in Hoffenheim vs RB Leipzig predictions.

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Hoffenheim vs RB Leipzig Betting Tips: Form Guide

Hoffenheim looking to rise up the table

Hoffenheim would be looking for three points on Saturday as they find themselves lagging behind the pace in Bundesliga. As things stand, 1899 are placed in the ninth spot with seven points, three behind the top-four.

However, their strong home form inspires confidence in their chances on Saturday. In their first home game this season, Hoffenheim claimed a 3-1 win over Freiburg. Last week, they were held to a 1-1 draw by Borussia Dortmund. They took the lead in the game through Joelinton in the 44th minute, but Dortmund managed to find an equalizer in the 84th minute. They have suffered defeats at Bayern Munich and Fortuna Dusseldorf, and they have gone down fighting in both games.

Julian Nagelsmann’s players haven’t been found lacking on the scoring front as they have scored nine goals in their five games. Adam Szalai is the top-scorer for Hoffenheim in Bundesliga with three goals. Brazilian forward Joelinton has also looked dangerous and he has started every league game for Hoffenheim. Reiss Nelson was given a start against Hannover, but he might find himself on the bench against Leipzig. Ishak Belfodil came off the bench and scored in the same game, and he has made a huge claim for a starting place.

The hosts have a lengthy injury list with the likes of Benjamin Hubner, Nadiem Amiri, Dennis Geiger, Lucas Rapp and Kasim Adams not available for Hoffenheim vs RB Leipzig betting tips.

Visitors looking for first away win

RB Leipzig find themselves a point better than their opponents. However, they have procured six of their eight points through wins against two bottom-three sides in Hannover 96 and VfB Stuttgart.

The visitors have looked quite average in their three away games this season. They suffered an embarrassing 4-1 defeat at Borussia Dortmund, and a 1-1 draw at Eintracht Frankfurt. They also lost 3-2 at Salzburg in Europa League.

During the midweek, they claimed a comfortable 2-0 home win over Stuttgart. Jean-Kevin Augustin came off the bench to score a goal, and he should make the starting eleven against Hoffenheim. Centre-back Willi Orban was also on target in the game.

The visitors have scored eight goals in their five games, and they have managed to find the net in each of their league fixtures. However, they have conceded an equal number of goals, and that doesn’t inspire much confidence in their chances on Saturday.

21-year-old Augustin is Leipzig’s top-scorer with three league goals despite making only two starts. Timo Werner has managed to score two goals, but his manager would expect a better return from him in the coming weeks.

Marcelo Saracchi is the only injury concern for the visitors.

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The Last 5 Games

TSG 1899 Hoffenheim VS. RB Leipzig

  • Hoffenheim Form2 wins (2 draw, 1 loss) in the last 5 matches
  • Hoffenheim Goals11 goals in the last 5 matches
  • RB Leipzig Form2 wins (2 draw, 1 loss) in the last 5 matches
  • RB Leipzig Goals9 goals in the last 5 matches
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Hoffenheim vs RB Leipzig Preview: Recent Meetings

These two sides have played each other on four occasions in Bundesliga. Hoffenheim have registered two wins while Leipzig have just one.

In the 2016-17 season, both sides played a 2-2 draw in the corresponding fixture, and Leipzig claimed a 2-1 win at home. However, Hoffenheim completed an emphatic double over their opponents last season. 1899 claimed a 4-0 win in the corresponding fixture and a 5-2 success in the reverse fixture. Hence all four meetings have ended with more than 2.5 goals, and we expect the trend to continue on Saturday. Hoffenheim scored a lot of goals against Leipzig last season, hence, Szalai and Joelinton make for good bets in the goalscorer market in Hoffenheim vs RB Leipzig prediction.

Hoffenheim vs RB Leipzig Prediction: Hoffenheim to Win

Hoffenheim are fighting on multiple fronts this season, and they have a crucial Champions League home game against Manchester City on Tuesday. Hence, team selection is an issue for Nagelsmann on Saturday considering Hoffenheim also played last Tuesday.

Nevertheless, the hosts would be confident of a strong performance at home. They have turned their home into a fortress under Nagelsmann, and their home form was the main reason behind their top-three finish last season. They have had a difficult start to the domestic season as they have already played current top two sides Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund. However, a home game against Leipzig is a good opportunity for the hosts to claim consecutives wins for the first time this season.
RB Leipzig suffered two embarrassing defeats against their opponents last season, and they would be desperate to avoid a hat-trick. They have shown defensive vulnerabilities this season in their 4-0 defeat at Dortmund. Hence, we can see them conceding quite a few goals on Saturday.

We expect this to be an open and entertaining game with a lot of goals, but the hosts should come out at top in the end. If you like more Bundesliga insights like Hoffenheim vs RB Leipzig preview, then don’t forget to explore more on Betting.org.

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