RB Leipzig vs Eintracht Frankfurt
Date: Saturday 21st January, 2017
Kick-off: 17:30 UK / 18:30
Venue: Red Bull Arena, Leipzig.
Can RB Leipzig hold on to a dream start of the season in Bundesliga? Ralph Hasenhuttl has done miracles with the recently formed team last year since Leipzig were holding the very top of the table throughout most of the season so far. The Bulls ended the year with a 3 – 0 defeat to Bayern Munich at Allianz Arena to stay three points behind the reigning champions.
However, they still have a six-point advantage ahead of Hertha in third and one of the top four positions which lead to Champions League next season is absolutely reachable. They did not change the team much in January and they were pretty impressive in a 4 – 0 win over Rangers in a friendly last weekend.
Eintracht Frankfurt had a decent campaign as well since they ended the year in the sky high 4th position. Niko Kovac found the winning formula in a 4-5-1 formation with two defensive midfielders which is why Eintracht barely conceded goals in the first part of the season.
RB Leipzig vs Eintracht Frankfurt: Head-to-Head Stats
This will be the first ever head to head clash between the two sides, following RB Leipzig’s debut in the elite class of German football.
RB Leipzig vs Eintracht Frankfurt: Prediction
The hosts are set as 8/13 favourites which is reasonable if we know that they took six wins and played just one draw in seven home games since the start of the season. However, we would advise you to be careful with the stakes because the visitors have a super solid defensive line and they know how to park the bus. Our main betting pick will be Under 2.5 goals FT at 7/10.
RB Leipzig vs Eintracht Frankfurt: Betting Tips
Under 2.5 goals FT 7/10 (1.70)
RB Leipzig to score Under 1.5 Team Goals at 5/6 (1.83).