Hoffenheim vs. RB Leipzig: Bundesliga – Match Preview

RB Leipzig will look to cement their top four position when they travel to face Hoffenheim on Friday.

Hoffenheim are unbeaten in four having earned a 2-2 draw away at Fortuna Dusseldorf, despite playing the majority of the match with 10 men.

Benjamin Huber was sent off after nine minutes, however goals from Munas Dabbur and Steven Zuber earned Hoffenheim a point.

RB Leipzig are without defeat in 11 league matches, however conceded late on in a disappointing home draw with Paderborn.

Dayot Upamecano was sent off before half-time and Christian Strohdiek equalised for the visitors in added on time.

Bundesliga form: Hoffenheim W2 D2 L1; RB Leipzig W2 D3 L0
Bundesliga top scorers
Hoffenheim – Andrej Kramaric 7 goals
RB Leipzig – Timo Werner 25 goals

Team news
Andrej Kramaric could return to the squad following an ankle injury.

Ermin Bicakcic is likely to deputise in defence with Hubner missing due to suspension.

Marcel Sabitzer was an unused substitute last time out due to a calf issue and is a doubt once again.

Marcel Halstenberg is back following suspension, however key defender Upamecano will miss out with a ban of his own.

Expected starting XI’s
Hoffenheim (4-3-3): Baumann; Zuber, Bicakcic, Posch, Kaderabek; Grillitsch, Baumgartner, Rudy; Dabbur, Bebou, Skov
RB Leipzig (3-4-2-1): Gulasci; Klostermann, Orban, Halstenberg; Mukiele, Kampl, Laimer, Angelino; Nkunko, Werner; Schick

Predictions

Result: RB Leipzig (2/5 with Coral)

Correct Score: 1-2 (15/2 with Coral)

Anytime Goalscorer: Timo Werner (13/20 with 888 Sport)

Odds correct at time of article (11/06, 09:00), they are subject to change

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