RB Leipzig vs Hacken
Europa League 2nd Round Qualifying
Date: Thursday 26th July 2018
Kick off at 17:30 UK/ 18:30 CET
Venue: Red Bull Arena (Leipzig).
Leipzig will be the favourites to make not only advance but make it to the Europa League proper. It would be clearly seen as a shock if Hacken stopped the club at this round.
The bookmakers have RB Leipzig at around 1.20 to win this game, whilst Hacken are around 11.00 but can be backed as much as 17.00.
The gap in quality between the teams is very big, with Leipzig playing in the Bundesliga and having two very strong seasons and playing amongst quality opposition every week.
Hacken’s options will be to defend and try to soak up the pressure but it will be very difficult and we can see them without the ball for long periods of the game.
If Hacken were at home they would at least have the sold out stadium to cheer them on, but they will have virtually no fans here and this match will have to be used as experience for the players. It would be a major shock to see any other result than a home victory.
RB Leipzig vs Hacken: Head to Head
There has been no previous head to head matches between the two sides.
RB Leipzig vs Hacken: Prediction
This match will be a home win but we need to look further into the markets to get better value. We are going to take on Leipzig to win the match but with a handicap start of -2 goals, the value is good and this side have the quality to knock 4 or 5 goals past the opposition. We will also back the correct score.
RB Leipzig vs Hacken: Bet Tips
Handicap betting: RB Leipzig to beat Hacken with a -2 goal start at 2.63
Correct score: RB Leipzig to win 4-0 or 5-0 at 10.00 and 19.00 respectively.