12 June 2020 live
TSG Hoffenheim vs RB Leipzig – Bundesliga Match Preview, Kick-Off Time & Match Prediction
On Friday, Match Day 31 continues in Germany with TSG Hoffenheim taking on RB Leipzig at the Rhein-Neckar-Arena, in a hugely anticipated encounter.
It will be Hoffenheim’s 31st league appearance of the season after a rather fortuitous 2-2 draw against Fortuna Dusseldorf last time out. That victory moved Hoffenheim to 7th place on the Bundesliga table leaving them with real work to do; DLDWWD. Hoffenheim has 12W, 7D and 11L in 30 league appearances. They have scored 42 times and conceded 50 goals which gives them a -8GD this season. Alfred Schreuder, coach of Hoffenheim is expected to use a 4-2-3-1 formation once again with Andrej Kramaric who has 7 goals and 2 assists a key part of the attack. Left Back, Robert Skov who has 4 goals this season as well as 6 assists will also be looking to continue his excellent season. Both players remain key for Hoffenheim when they face RB Leipzig on Saturday.
Meanwhile, RB Leipzig’s last match was a draw against SC Paderborn 07, (1-1). A win over Hoffenheim will give help regain form and restore much needed belief ahead of upcoming fixtures. They haven’t lost any game in their last six Bundesliga matches, although they have more draws than victories; DDWDWD. Leipzig are 3rd on the Bundesliga table and have 16W, 11D and 3L. They have earned 59 points from 30 Bundesliga appearances and scored 75 goals. Julian Nagelsmann will likely play a 3-4-2-1 formation in what is his first visit since he departed Hoffenheim last summer. Timo Werner will be looking for another goal to extend his stunning 25-goal tally. Meanwhile, playmaker, Christopher Nknunku has notched 5 goals and 13 assists
The first leg took place in November, 2019 and ended 3-1, a victory for RB Leipzig. Previously, RB Leipzig had won 3 of the last four encounters between the sides in all competitions, including the corresponding fixture last season. The last time Hoffenheim beat Leipzig was in April, 2018.
Hoffenheim would want to get one over their former manager but their woeful finishing might just be their undoing as Leipzig have the ability and precision to hurt teams as well the x-factor in Julian Nagelsmann.
A 3-2 victory for RB Leipzig is predicted at full-time.
Date: Friday, 12th of June, 2020.
Kick-off time: 20:30 (GMT+2).
Match Day: 31.
What time is kick off?
The match begins at 19:30.
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