RB Leipzig vs Bayer Leverkusen
Germany – Bundesliga
Date: Saturday, 30 January 2021
Kick-off at 17:30 UK/ 18:30 CET
Venue: Red Bull Arena.
The Red Bulls are placed second in the table at the moment, and are trailing by seven points behind toppers Bayern Munich. It used to be a much more close title-race, before Julian Nagelsmann’s men entered a period of lull.
In the past few game weeks, they have dropped a considerable number of points, and their usually sturdy defense even let in a concerning number of goals.
It goes without saying fans are growing tense over the form of their team, and if something drastic is not done soon, the team might drop out of the Champions League spots.
And now as an added challenge, they are pitted against the third-placed Company’s Eleven, who are trailing by three points behind the Bulls.
It also needs to be noted that Peter Bosz’s men are going through a struggling stretch as well, and have won just once in their past five match-days in the league.
By all means, the upcoming encounter is an important for either squad, and neither would be willing to take the game lightly and threaten their position in the top-most tier.
Likely, expect a competitive clash, and judging the offensive potential of either squad – expect goals in plenty as well.
Leipzig vs Bayer Leverkusen: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Seven of the past nine encounters had goals from both teams.
- Four of the last seven meetings had three or more goals.
- Not once have the visitors kept a clean sheet at this stadium.
- The latest match-up at this venue had ended in a 1-1 draw.
Leipzig vs Bayer Leverkusen Prediction
Nagelsmann’s men lost 3-2 on the road the last match-day, against Mainz. In the meantime, the Company’s Eleven lost 0-1 at home the past game week, against Wolfsburg.
Going on though, the Red Bulls had won eight of their last ten home appearances, and had scored two or more goals in nine of the preceding twelve fixtures.
On the other hand, their counterparts were unbeaten in 22 of their last 27 overall fixtures, and they had won seven of their past ten road trips. In the process, they had also scored three or more goals in five of the preceding eight away fixtures.
Finally, majority of h2h clashes over the past years have also had goals in huge numbers. Considering all these stats, expect a goal-fest this Saturday at the Red Bull Arena.
Leipzig vs Bayer Leverkusen: Betting Tips
Both Teams to Score @ 1.60 (3/5)
Over 2.5 Match Goals @ 1.67 (2/3).