Hoffenheim and RB Leipzig meet at Wirsol Rhein-Neckar-Arena, in a match for the 14th round of the Bundesliga. There is only record of 2 recent direct confrontations between these two teams: on 28-01-2017, which ended with the victory of RB Leipzig by (2-1), and on 28-08-2016, which ended with a draw by ( 2-2). In this game the home factor may be decisive, since Hoffenheim presents considerable differences in their results at home and as a visitor.
After 5 wins, 5 draws and 3 losses, the home team is currently in the 7 th position, with 20 points won. In the last match, they have lost in an away match against Hamburger SV by (3-0), after in the previous match they have tied (1-1) at home, against Eintracht Frankfurt. This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 5 wins, 3 draws and 7 losses in away matches; against 8 wins, 4 draws and 3 losses at their stadium. In the last 7 home league matches Hoffenheim has a record of 3 wins, 3 draws and 1 loss, so they have won 12 points out of 21 possible. The team has conceded goals in 8 of the last 10 matches, so it has not presented great defensive solidity, but their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 13 matches in this competition, they only won 1 comeback in the 4 matches in which they suffered the first goal.
Hoffenheim started the German championship in a positive way, remaining unbeaten until the sixth day, but afterwards it failed to maintain the same rhythm and now accumulates only one victory in the last seven days. The local team had stood out for the good offensive performance, but that has not been the case in recent days, as they have scored only one goal in the last two games. In his last match, he had more possession of the ball, but he did not manage to turn it into good scoring opportunities and with the bad defensive performance, he ended up scoring against Hamburg. One of the strengths of the club has been the quality in the change of passes, although lately that has not resulted in great occasions of goal. For this match, Demirbay must remain the great reference in the midfield.
The away team is currently in the 2ª position, with 26 points won, after 8 wins, 2 draws and 3 losses. In the penultimate match, they tied in an away match against Bayer Leverkusen, by (2-2). In the last match, they won in a home match against Werder Bremen, by (2-0). This is a team that usually shows similar results, at home and abroad. It is not usually affected by the home team, since in the last 30 matches they register 8 wins, 2 draws and 5 losses in away matches; against 8 wins, 4 draws and 3 losses at their stadium. For the league, RB Leipzig won 10 points out of 21 possible points, after 3 wins, 1 draw and 3 losses in the last 7 home matches. The team has conceded goals in 8 of the last 10 matches, so they have not presented great defensive solidity, but their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 13 matches in this competition, they suffered the first goal 6 times, but got the comeback in 3.
The RB Leipzig continues to make a great campaign so far in the German championship and has in this game the opportunity to reach its fourth game in a row without losing in the competition. The visiting club scored six goals in the last three days, confirming that it has been characterized by a good offensive system, which is now among the top five. On the last day he had a good performance against Werder Bremen, especially in midfield and defense, and left the field with three points. Playing away from home, he owns the sixth best campaign, but in that condition he does not win two games ago. It is likely that the coach keeps the team in the 4-2-2-2, with Keita in the center of the field standing out, which was chosen as the best player of the game in the last match.
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