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Hoffenheim vs RB Leipzig Predicted lineup, betting tips, odds, injury news, H2H, telecast

Published at :May 1, 2024 at 11:47 PM
Modified at :May 1, 2024 at 11:47 PM
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Akash Mandal


RB Leipzig fight for third place in Bundesliga

Hoffenheim have always posed an attacking threat this season, but have a very leaky defence. They have failed to keep a clean sheet in their last 28 games. The Die Kraischgaur sit 9th in the table, with only bottom-placed Darmstadt conceding more goals than them in the league. They lost 3-2 to lowly Bochum in their last game.

Meanwhile, RB Leipzig looks likely to clinch a Champions League spot this season, sitting 5 points clear of Dortmund in fourth position with just 3 games remaining. The Red Bulls need to maintain the momentum after their 4-1 thrashing of Dortmund in the last game, having the potential to secure their UCL spot this week.

Kick-Off:

Friday: 4th May 2024, 12 AM IST

Location: Rhein-Necktar Arena, Sinsheim, Germany

Form:

Hoffenheim (all-competitions): L-W-L-W-L

RB Leipzig (all-competitions): W-W-W-W-D

Players to watch:

Maximilian Beier (Hoffenheim)

Maximilian Beier has been a revelation this season, having scored 13 goals and chipping in with 4 assists in the Bundesliga this season. The 21-year-old also has the highest XG in the entire squad. Tall, quick, and lethal, Beier could hurt RB Leipzig if provided with opportunities.

Lois Openda (RB Leipzig)

Lois Openda has been deadly in front of the goal this season, having his best-ever goalscoring season with 28 goals and 7 assists in all competitions. The French striker is quick, confident, and has bags of flair to dazzle any opponent, and would be relishing a game against Bundesliga’s leakiest side.

Match Facts:

  • Hoffenheim have the second-worst defence in the Bundesliga, conceding 63 goals in 31 games.
  • RB Leipzig have scored the 3rd most goals in the league, behind Bayern and Leverkusen.
  • RB Leipzig are currently unbeaten in 9 games in all competitions.

Hoffenheim vs RB Leipzig: Betting tips and odds

  • Tip 1: Benjamin Sesko to score anytime- 2.25 (Bet365)
  • Tip 2: Lois Openda to have more than 1.5 shots on target- 1.80 (Bet365)
  • Tip 3: Xavi Simmons to have more than 0.5 shots on target- 8/10 (Stake)

Injury and team news:

Hoffenheim have a few concerns, with Stanley Nsoki and Bambase Conte out with injuries alongside Marco John and Mergim Berisha. Additionally, Umut Tohumcu is suspended for yellow card accumulation.

RB Leipzig have a fully fit squad, with only Youssuf Poulsen missing from action.

Head-to-head:

Total matches – 17

Hoffenheim wins – 3

RB Leipzig – 11

Draws – 3

Predicted lineup:

Hoffenheim predicted lineup (3-5-2):

Baumann (GK); Drexler; Kabak; Grillitsch; Skov; Kramaric; Promel; Masovic; Kaderabek; Beier; Weghorst

RB Leipzig predicted lineup (4-2-2-2):

Gulasci (GK); Simakan; Orban; Lukeba; Raum; Haidara; Schlager; Olmo; Simons; Openda; Sesko

Match prediction:

Leipzig are likely to take three points from this game.

Prediction: Hoffenheim 1-3 RB Leipzig

Live telecast:

India- Sony Sports Network and Sony Liv

UK- Sky Sports

USA- ESPN+

Nigeria- Star Times, Canal+

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