Hamburger SV vs RB Leipzig
Date: Saturday, 17 September 2016,
Kick-Off: 14:30 UK
Venue: Volksparkstadion (Hamburg).
Hamburger SV are one of the six teams in Bundesliga who are still looking for their first win of the 2016/17 season. They were held to a 1-1 draw by Ingolstadt in the first match. And lost to Leverkusen 3-1 on the matchday 2. They are currently 15th in the league standings with 1 point from two matches.
RB Leipzig are unbeaten after two matches in their first ever season in Bundesliga. They started their campaign with a 2-2 thriller against Hoffenheim. But in the first ever match at their home stadium, they earned a process 1-0 win over heavy weights Borussia Dortmund. With 4 points, Leipzig are fourth in the league table and will be keen to remain unbeaten at the end of matchday three.
Hamburger SV vs RB Leipzig: Head-to-Head Stats
There are no previous meetings between Hamburger SV and RB Leipzig.
Hamburger SV vs RB Leipzig: Prediction
Hamburg finished 10th in the league last season, a big improvement from where they used to be in the past five seasons. They haven’t started this season well and are renowned to be pretty inconsistent. They managed only 5 wins in the league last season and most of the opponents coming to Volksparkstadion in the initial weeks will be confident of returning with a point.
RB Leipzig have started off well and their confidence will be high after the win against Dortmund. And their head-coach Ralph Hasenhuttl is familiar with the weaknesses of Hamburg and will be confident after having taken a point when he visited Volksparkstadion with Ingolstadt earlier this year. The bookies have made the teams even favourites and I believe Hamburg are slight favourites because they will be giving their all to get the first win of the season.
Both teams have some quality players in their attacking front and they like to play attacking football. Whichever way the final result goes, there won’t be any shortage of goals from this Bundesliga fixture. So my pick for this fixture is both teams to score at odds 1.80.
Hamburger SV vs RB Leipzig: Bet Tips
Both Teams to score at 1.80 (4/5)
Double Chance – Hamburg/Draw at 1.50 (1/2).
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