RB Leipzig vs Darmstadt
Date: Saturday, 1st April 2017
Kick off at 14:30 UK / 15:30 CET
Venue: Red Bull Arena, Leipzig.
RB Leipzig still amaze how they are in 2nd place in the Bundesliga and the option for them now is to stay in the top places for Champions League qualification. They won’t win the league as Bayern Munich have run away with it, currently having a 13 point lead.
However Champions League qualification is under threat from the chasing pack of Borussia Dortmund and Hoffenheim, the 4th placed Hoffenheim are just 4 points behind Leipzig. To add to their woes Leipzig are going through bad form where they are winless in their last 3 games and have lost their last two of them.
At home they have lost two of their last 3 matches, this poor form is underlined by the fact that they have lost just two matches at home all season, but all in the last few weeks.
There might be 27 points left on the board but Darmstadt are going to be relegated this season from the Bundesliga. They are currently rock bottom and are 14 points from safety. With 47 goals they have conceded the most in the league and have won just 4 times this season.
But it is their away form which is more horrific- played 12, lost 12. Darmstadt are creating all of the wrong records in German football history.
RB Leipzig vs Darmstadt: Head to Head Stats
The teams have met each other just five times with Leipzig claiming 4 wins and Darmstadt 1. Four of these matches have ended in fewer than 3 goals and Darmstadt have never beaten Leipzig away from home.
RB Leipzig vs Darmstadt: Prediction
We have little choice but to go for the home victory on this occasion with Darmstadt having a 100% rate of losing in matches away from home.
The young Leipzig striker Timo Werner could have been a popular choice to score here any-time. But he is sidelined for this fixture with a thigh injury. Therefore, we will be backing Emil Forsberg to rise to the occasion and get on the score-sheet anytime during the match. The Swede was on fine form for the national team in the World Cup qualifier against Belarus last week finding the back of the net twice.
RB Leipzig v Darmstadt: Betting Tips
Leipzig to win first-half, priced at 1.85 with Betfair.
Anytime goal scorer: Emil Forsberg (RB Leipzig) at 2.62 with Bet365.