Now simply with their sights set on securing another top-four finish this season, RB Leipzig will make the trip to fellow European chasers Hoffenheim and an empty ProZero Arena on Friday night.
Hit with a dramatic late equalizer against rock-bottom Paderborn last weekend and settling for a 1-1 draw, the Red Bull’s are quickly becoming the Bundesliga’s stalemate specialists. Despite enjoying a 10-match top-flight unbeaten run, the Champions League outfit have seen five of their last seven domestic appearances end in a deadlock.
On the flip side, while Hoffenheim may have collected their own point against Fortuna Dusseldorf over the weekend, Friday’s hosts have made a string of improvements since returning from the enforced break.
However, while Die Kraichgauer might be enjoying a four-match unbeaten run and reignited their European charge, they do hold a worrying record against the Red Bulls.
Hit with a 3-1 drumming earlier in the season, Hoffenheim have lost three of their last four meetings against the top-four contenders and another away victory on Friday can be found priced at 1/2 with Betfair.
Hoffenheim smelling an upset?
Although a woeful run of form prior to the enforced break may have started to worry many around the ProZero Arena, Hoffenheim appear to have found a much-needed spark since returning to action.
Glad to see leading marksman Andrej Kramarić make his return from a long-term injury in Saturday’s 2-2 draw at Fortuna Dusseldorf, Alfred Schreuder’s men are unbeaten in their last four Bundesliga outings, their most fruitful run since the start of November.
Now sat just two points adrift of breaking back into the top-six and the mood in their camp appearing to be on the rise, Schreuder will undoubtedly be most excited by his side’s recent displays in front of goal.
Despite still dealing with their own public issues at the PreZero Arena, Friday’s hosts have bagged six Bundesliga goals in their last three appearances, a run highlighted by a thumping 3-1 win against Koln last month.
You might be interested to know that the European chasers can be found priced at 7/4 with Paddy Power to bag over 1.5 goals on home soil this week.
Leipzig – The draw specialists
Although RB Leipzig may have marked their return from the enforced break still dreaming of mounting a stunning title charge, the Champions League outfit have continued on what has been a worrying blip.
Watching rock-bottom Paderborn snatch an injury-time point over the weekend, Julian Nagelsmann’s youngsters now simply have another top-four finish at the top of their agenda.
While leading marksman and Chelsea target Timo Werner might be continuing to spearhead the Red Bull’s charge, Friday’s guests have now had to settle for just a single point in five of their last seven Bundesliga appearances.
Suddenly now looking over their shoulder and holding just a three-point buffer from slipping out of the top-four, it should also be noted that Leipzig have drawn seven of their last 11 top-flight appearances since the end of January.
With no side in the Bundesliga settling for a point on more occasions than Leipzig’s 11 draws this season, you might be interested to know that the Whites can be found priced at 4/1 with William Hill to see another stalemate this week.