Hannover 96 vs RB Leipzig
Germany – Bundesliga
Date: Saturday, 31 March 2018
Kick-Off at 14:30 UK
Venue: HDI-Arena (Hannover).
The Bulls have arrested the slump in form in some style two weeks ago when they dispatched the runaway leaders Bayern Munich 2-1 in front of the home fans to stay in the contest for the tops four finish at the end of the season. Ralph Hasenhuttl’s men have a fantastic opportunity to back up such result by clinching the second victory on the bounce on Saturday afternoon when they travel to HDI-Arena to tackle the out-of-form Hannover 96 side.
HDI-Arena used to be a fortress back in the first part of the season, but the Reds have seen a sudden drop in form of late and the home team fans really do not have much to hope for ahead of Leipzig’s visit here. The hosts have lost four consecutive games in Bundesliga netting just once in the process. At home, Hannover have lost three of last four league matches. Given that the opposition included the likes of Wolfsburg, Gladbach and Augsburg, we can say it’s a bitterly disappointing streak.
Leipzig have been struggling for consistency throughout the entire campaign, but they indeed do look to have gained the momentum of late. Apart for the win over the defending champions, they’ve gone past a strong Zenit over two legs to reach the quarterfinal of Europa League. Overall, Hasenuttl’s men are unbeaten in last five games across competitions and they are now only two points adrift of the fourth-placed Eintracht Frankfurt in the domestic league.
Hannover 96 vs RB Leipzig: Head-to-head
This will only be the second ever head to head encounter between the two sides.
Leipzig came on top when they’ve locked horns in November last year, 2-1 at Red Bull Arena.
Goals came from Yussuf Poulsen and Timo Werner.
Hannover 96 vs RB Leipzig: Prediction
Everything suggests a new success for the visiting side and we’ll back them to snatch the spoils at the 1.95 odds here.
Moving forward, as the Reds have only bagged one goal in last four league losses, we will go with RB Leipzig to keep a clean sheet as an alternative betting option at the odds of 3.00.
Hannover 96 vs RB Leipzig: Bet Tips
RB Leipzig to win @ 1.95
RB Leipzig to keep a clean sheet @ 3.00