RB Leipzig – Hoffenheim
Betting suggestion: first half over 1,5 goals @2,18 Pinnacle
Short preview: two very good offensive minded teams will meet tonight on RB Arena in Leipzig. Leipzig scored 41 goals in 22 rounds, while Hoffenheim scored even 3 more. At the same time, we have to stress out the fact, that Leipzig has the best defense of the league, with only 19 goals conceded, but the fact is also that if Hoffenheim won’t attack, and look for their chances, then they have no chances in this league, because Leipzig will win 1 or 2 against 0 as in DFB Pokal. That was the only of last 15 matches, where Hoffenheim didn’t succeed to score. Leipzig played some very decent matches lately, and they are in 4th place, with only two less than 4th Gladbach. Hoffenheim, who have scored 11 goals in last 5 away matches, or 12 in last 5 matches both (home/away), including 3 goals against Borussia Dortmund, won 8 of possible 12 points as well and it’s in quite a good form lately. It is gonna be a very interesting match as the coach of Hoffenheim, Nagelsmann has already signed the deal with RBL from next season on, but of course, that doesn’t mean he won’t take the match deadly serious. His striker Joelinton has some injury woes, but he should be in the lineup. Officially out are defenders Vogt, Hübner, and midfielders, Geiger and Rupp. Bičakčić, an important defender is doubtful as well. the home coach will miss defender Upamecano. All in all, both teams like to press, to attack, to play with creativity, so I do expect chances and goals here. Even though over 3 or both teams to score and over 2,5 looks interesting, I really like those odds for first half over 1,5 goals.