While winning the league is a fantastic achievement, the reality is that some teams are simply not in the position to get close to the title. This is especially true in leagues that have one dominant team that is head and shoulders above the rest. That is very much the case in Germany right now, with Bayern Munich very much in a different class. They have not yet clinched the Bundesliga crown, but with a 7-point lead and just 4 rounds left to play, it really is only a matter of time. Let’s jump right into action so you can plan ahead your bets against their Bundesliga odds.
RB Leipzig Vs Hoffenheim Game Info
The title race may be all but over, but that is not the case with the battle for European spots. The top 4 teams will play in the Champions League next season, while 5th will get a Europa League spot and 6th will get into a Europa League Qualification spot. Hoffenheim and RB Leipzig are both in the running for European places, so this is a massive game for both teams. Leipzig are trying to stay in the top 4, while Hoffenheim are looking at the ELQ spot. It is Leipzig who are in as a 1 ½ goal favorite for this game, with the goal total set at 3 ½.
Why bet on Hoffenheim
With time running out on the Bundesliga season, the battle for the Europa League qualification spot looks to be down to a 2-horse race between Wolfsburg and Hoffenheim. It is Wolfsburg who are in that spot right now, but they are just 2 points ahead of Hoffenheim, with just 4 games left to play. Hoffenheim are really applying the pressure, though, picking up 4 points from their last 2 games, including a very decent 2-2 draw on the road against Fortuna Dusseldorf in the last round. The bad news is that they have not been particularly good at home this season, going 6-1-8 and picking up just 19 points. In those 15 games, they scored 22 goals and surrendered a whopping 35. That is not what you want to see when going against an explosive Leipzig offense.
Why bet on RB Leipzig
RB Leipzig are already assured of a place in one of the major European competitions next season, but it is the Champions League that they really want. If the season were to end today, they would be in, but it’s a tight battle for those 4 available places. Leipzig are currently sitting in 3rd in the Bundesliga standings, but that leaves them just 3 points up on Bayer Leverkusen in 5th. There is zero room for error in the final weeks of the season, with anything but a win here considered a bit of a disappointment. Leipzig lost some ground last week after a poor 1-1 draw with Paderborn at home. Leipzig are a solid 9-4-2 on the road this season, scoring 39 goals and surrendering just 15, so they are certainly capable of bouncing back on Friday.
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
The earlier meeting between these two teams this season saw Leipzig run out 3-1 winners at home. I think they are going to bounce back in a big way, so I am taking them to win and cover on the road on Friday afternoon.
Pick: Hoffenheim 0 RB Leipzig 3