Hannover vs RB Leipzig
Date: Friday, 1 February 2019
Kick-Off at 19:30 UK / 20:30 CET
Venue: HDI-Arena (Hannover).
Hannover and RB Leipzig will come into their Matchday No 20 opener in completely opposite moods. The Reds expectedly suffered a disaster losing 5-1 to sovereign leaders Borussia Dortmund last weekend. The Bulls, on the other side, offered one of the best performances of the season in the 0-4 drubbing of in-form Fortuna Dusseldorf side on Sunday.
Midfielder Konrad Laimer and forward Yussuf Poulsen were dominant figures at Merkur-Spiel-Arena. Danish attacker completed a brace within 16 minutes of the affair, period which was enough for Ralf Rangnick’s side to go three goals ahead and lead the game beyond Dusseldorf’s reach.
The aforementioned catastrophe at Signal-Iduna-Park is not the only reason for Hannover’s fans headaches. The team began the year with a 0-1 home loss to Werder Bremen, their third straight league failure. The Reds are on a horrendous thread of six losses and two draws in past eight league outings. Such form caused the change on the bench as Thomas Doll took over Andre Breitenreiter after last weekend’s 5-1 disaster at Signal-Iduna-Park.
Hannover vs RB Leipzig: Head-to-head
The head to head record also completely fancies RB Leipzig here.
The Bulls won each of three H2H meetings with Hannover netting as many as eight goals in the process.
Each of three head to head affairs saw goals scored at both ends.
Past two meetings ended with the same 3-2 scoreline in Leipzig’s favour.
Hannover vs RB Leipzig: Prediction
Even though the managerial change might bring a positive shock for the hosts at HDI-Arena, we can only consider the away win as the betting option here. Leipzig showed strength in the 0-4 drubbing of side which was previously on a three-win run in Bundesliga. They are up against a team which took only two points from last eight league matches here. The away win is a banker at 1.66 odds.
Since the Reds scored only two goals in last five league outings, the value is decent with RB Leipzig to keep their second consecutive clean sheet at the odds of 2.50.
Hannover vs RB Leipzig: Bet Tips
RB Leipzig to win @ 1.66 (4/6)
RB Leipzig to keep a clean sheet @ 2.50 (6/4).