TSG 1899 Hoffenheim vs. RB Leipzig 6/12/20 German Bundesliga Soccer Picks and Prediction
RB Leipzig (16-11-3) at TSG !899 Hoffenheim (12-7-11)
Bundesliga Soccer: Friday June 12, 2020 at 2:30 pm (PreZero Arena)
The Line: TSG 1899 Hoffenheim +500 / Draw +375 / RB Leipzig -220 -- O/U: 3.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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Hoffenheim host RB Leipzig in German Bundesliga soccer action from the PreZero Arena on Friday afternoon.
Hoffenheim enter this match currently sitting in 7th position with a record of 12 wins, 7 draws and 11 losses, sitting on 43 points after a 2-2 draw with Fortuna Dusseldorf last time out. The match with Dusseldorf was arguably one of the most entertaining since the Bundesliga restart, with Dusseldorf opening the scoring just 5 minutes into the match before Hoffenheim were reduced to 10 men after a straight red card was issued to Benjamin Hubner. Munas Dabbur tied things up for Hoffenheim just 7 minutes after the sending off, and Fortuna thought they had responded two minutes later, but VAR would wipe the goal off of the board following a previous foul. Steven Zuber gave Hoffenheim the lead just after the hour mark but the lead wouldn’t last as Dusseldorf tied the game from the penalty spot with less than a quarter of an hour to play. Ultimately, the points were shared as neither side would find a game winner the rest of the way. Andrej Kramaric leads Hoffenheim in scoring with 7 goals while Christoph Baumgartner has 6 goals and Robert Skov has a team-high 6 assists this season. Oliver Baumann is the top goalkeeper for Hoffenheim, conceding 1.69 goals per 90 minutes with 5 clean sheets in 26 league appearances this season.
RB Leipzig on the other hand, enter this match in 3rd with a record of 16 wins, 11 draws and 3 losses on 59 points after a surprising 1-1 draw with Paderborn in their last match. In the match against Paderborn, Patrik Schick gave Leipzig the lead in the 27th minute but that wouldn’t be the only action of the first half as Leipzig went down to 10 men when Dayot Upamecano was sent off in the 43rd minute with a second yellow card. The man down would eventually catch up to Leipzig as Paderborn scored an equalizing goal in the second minute of second half stoppage time, salvaging a point for the cellar dwellers while Leipzig left disappointed that they didn’t collect a full three points. Timo Werner leads Leipzig and is 2nd in the Bundesliga in scoring with 25 goals on the year in addition to eight assists while Schick is 2nd on the team with 10 goals while Christopher Nkunku has a team-high 13 assists this season. Peter Gulacsi is the #1 goaltender for RB Leipzig, conceding 0.86 goals per 90 minutes with 9 clean sheets in 29 league appearances this season.
This is a hard game to call as you have both teams coming off of disappointing draws in their last games respectively. Both teams could also use the points as Hoffenheim are trying to climb back into the Europa League spot in 6th, while Leipzig are trying to entrench themselves in the top three.I’ll side with the both teams to score option as both teams have found the score sheet in four of the last five head-to-head meetings and given that Leipzig's been arguably the best road team in the Bundesliga, I'll side with the Leipzig win as well for decent plus money.