Bundesliga – Hoffenheim – RB Leipzig on Match-day 13

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Saturday at the Pre Zero Arena, as Hoffenheim host Leipzig in the Bundesliga.

With a League position of sixth, Leipzig will be one places higher than struggling Hoffenheim, when they visit the Pre Zero Arena.

Hoffenheim arrive at this game, having secured 18 points so far this season

With one draw, which followed a defeat, Hoffenheim’s recent form has not been great. They will be looking to return to winning ways in this next match.

Also, with three draws in six matches, Hoffenheim need to develop a strategy for getting over the line in games. With 18 points, they currently sit seventh in the League. The breakdown for the team’s record is 5 wins, 4 losses and 3 draws having won five games, drawn three meetings, and lost four matches.

Playing at home, Hoffenheim have won three fixtures, drawn one game, and lost two meetings.

A victory for Hoffenheim would put them on 21 points.

Good Attacking Performance

Hoffenheim have a good scoring record this season, with 18 netted so far (16 from open play and two penalties). This has been largely down to the key attacking players: Munas Dabbur (4), Andrej Kramaric (3), and Robert Skov (3). Hoffenheim have conceded 13 goals.

Hoffenheim’s squad will likely be depleted of five of their key players when they start on Saturday, due to injury or illness.

This season’s Bundesliga campaign, has so far seen RB Leipzig achieve 19 points

Leipzig come to this match on the back of a victory, having beaten Bayer Leverkusen 2-0 at Red Bull Arena.

Also, Leipzig keep finding ways to win, having secured five victories in their last nine matches is astonishing this season. Now they have 5 matches won, 3 games lost and 4 duels drawn; that’s why they currently sit in sixth place, with a total of 19 points having won five games, drawn four fixtures, and lost three games.

Leipzig’s away record is remarkable and poses a significant threat to Hoffenheim. In the 6 games they’ve played on the road this season, they have so far drawn three fixtures and lost three matches.

RB Leipzig will have 22 points so far this season, should they secure a win.

Good Attacking Performance

This has been a good season so far for Leipzig, in terms of goals scored (22). This is largely down to the efforts of their stand-out attackers – Christopher Nkunku (9), Timo Werner (4), and Willi Orban (3). Teams that leak goals on a consistent basis, don’t tend to win anything, such is the situation with Leipzig so far, having conceded 18 goals in their last games so far.

Marco Rose could be missing up to three of their players through injury or illness for the game on Saturday.

Hoffenheim v RB Leipzig – Head-to-Heads.

Regarding their historical duels the recent form between these two sides has seen Leipzig with a greater number of wins. In the last 13 meetings, they have enjoyed seven victories, to Hoffenheim’s three wins. In addition, Leipzig have been hugely successful away to Hoffenheim of late, winning 10 fixtures times in the last six. The last time they played each other in this competition was April 2022, when Hoffenheim walked away as 3-0 winners.

Other players of note for Hoffenheim are Andrej Kramaric and Robert Skov with three goals and three goals respectively and for Leipzig are Timo Werner and Willi Orban with four goals and three goals respectively.