The Bundesliga is already heating up with a series of captivating matches gracing the empty stadiums. RB Leipzig will be on a course of a top-four finish as they head to the Rhein Neckar Arena. The match schedules for Friday with kickoff at 19:30 GMT.
The hopes of fast-rising RB Leipzig to seal the gap over rivals Borrusia Dortmund cut short after a surprising 1-1 draw to side Paderborn. The match was full of twists and turns with defender Umpecano received a red card. A late strike by Storhdiek was enough to seal off the dramatic draw.
Despite the setback, Coach Julian Nagelsmann still sets his eyes on a second finish on the Bundesliga table. However, there is imminent competition from the third and fourth-placed teams, each inching a close to the side.
The week started with rumors of the departure of talisman Timo Werner with Chelsea seen as the potential side. Timo Werner has been a threat in the Bundesliga bagging a total of 25 goals across all competitions.
Hoffenheim are still fighting for Europa football, currently seventh on the table with 43 points. The last match ended dramatically with two penalties against the side. The side saw Hubner sent off early with a red card.
Hoffenheim vs. RB Lepizig Head to Head
Both sides have played eight games against each other. RB Leipzig found the better part of the side on four occasions with Hoffenheim with only two wins. Here is a look at their past encounters:
RB Leipzig 3-1 Hoffenheim
RB Leipzig 1-1 Hoffenheim
RB Leipzig 2-0 Hoffenheim
Hoffenheim 1-2 RB Leipzig
RB Leipzig 2-5 Hoffenheim
Hoffenheim 4-0 RB Lepizig
RB Leipzig 2-1 Hoffenheim
Hoffenheim 2-2 RB Leipzig
Hoffenheim Team News
Benjamin Hubner was at the end of a red card after a violent card. The star received the red card at the starting minutes of the match and will miss out on the feature. Robert Skov showed good to play with ten men on the field, managing to get an assist.
RB Leipzig Team News
The future of Timo Werner still uncertain at the club, but German International is available for selection. Youngster Christopher Nkunku has been impressive bagging the most assists at the club with the most goal involvements across the Bundesliga.
Prediction and Odds
RB Leipzig is the main contender to win. However, the past results show inconsistency in the side. Hoffenheim have a series of draws on their side.
RB Leipzig Win
Both Teams to Score
Goals Under 2.5