Bundesliga – RB Leipzig at home to Hertha

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Saturday Bundesliga action from Red Bull Arena, as Leipzig take on Hertha.

This clash sees eleventh placed Leipzig, welcome fourteenth placed Hertha to Red Bull Arena.

RB Leipzig go into this fixture with 12 points secured

With the memory of their last match, doubtless on their minds, a (1-1) draw against Mainz, Leipzig will be keen to improve on that result in this game.

Also, Leipzig keep finding ways to win, having secured three victories in their last six games is astonishing this season. Their position is eleventh in the League and they have 12 points, that is, 3W, 3L and 3D having won three meetings, drawn three fixtures, and lost three matches.

Playing at home, Leipzig have won three games and drawn one game.

A win in this fixture would take RB Leipzig’s points to 15 in the League.

Good Attacking Performance

Leipzig have a good scoring record this season, with 14 netted so far (12 from open play and two penalties). This season, their stand-out attacking players have been Christopher Nkunku (7), Timo Werner (3), and Willi Orban (2). Leipzig have conceded 13 goals.

Leipzig are likely to be missing four of their key players when they start Saturday’s game, due to injury and illness.

Hertha arrive at this match, having secured eight points so far this season

Hertha will want to win this next game, if only to move on from their two previously disappointing results, a draw at SC Freiburg and also against Hoffenheim.

Also, with four draws in four games, Manager Sandro Schwarz has plenty to ponder, going into the next game, not least of which is how to get the wins he needs. With eight points (1W, 3L and 5D), they are established in fourteenth position in the League having won one game, drawn five fixtures, and lost three games.

Hertha have won one game, drawn one game, and lost two matches of their four League matches playing away this season.

A win in this fixture, would take Hertha’s points from 8 to 11, so far this season.

Going into Saturday’s game, Sandro Schwarz without five of his players, due to illness or injury.

RB Leipzig v Hertha – Head-to-Heads.

Regarding their historical duels Leipzig and Hertha have faced each other 14 times in the past, with the balance of wins sitting in Leipzig’s favour (11 – 2). In addition, Leipzig are unbeaten in their last eleven of the previous 14 matches played against Hertha. In their most recent meeting of this fixture The Old Lady secured a 1-6 away win.

Other players of note for Leipzig are Timo Werner and Willi Orban with three goals and two goals respectively and for Hertha are Suat Serdar and Marco Richter with three goals and two goals respectively.