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RB Leipzig vs Bayer Leverkusen Prediction & Betting tips
RB Leipzig failed to win over Glasgow on Thursday in the UEFA Europa League and thus remains reluctant to move into the next round. Leverkusen, however, was able to qualify by the 1-0 home win against Zurich for the sixteenth finals. Now both teams face each other in the Bundesliga and want to get important points in the fight for Europe or against mediocrity. Leipzig is the clear favorite in the table, but Leverkusen won their last match on Matchday 29 last season 4: 1 in Leipzig. Whether this will succeed in 2018/2019, we will be on Sunday, the 11.11. from 14:30 in the Red Bull Arena experience.
In the table RB Leipzig is in fourth place. After ten games they have a goal balance of 19: 9, in contrast, 19 points are on the credit side. The distance to second place is only a single counter. Due to the good goal difference one could take in the medium term in the sights in a victory place two. For the FC Bayern (3rd place) must go to Dortmund this weekend and Gladbach (second place) must go to Bremen. For this reason, it is not unlikely that in case of success, the second place in the table beckons.
However, the Bundesliga is more thrilling this year than it has been for a long time. Despite the positive goal difference and the good point yield, a look downwards means that eighth place would only have to make up three points in order to catch up with Leipzig. This makes this matchday twice as important for Leipzig. The 19 goals scored represent the fifth best value of the league dar. The recipe for success is therefore still the beginning so weak defense. With just nine goals conceded on average less than one goal per game. This is the best value in the league. Not even the Bayern or the BVB can keep up here.
The Europa League game against Glasgow excluded: In the previous six games, the Leipzig could end each game to zero. Most recently they won 3: 0 in Berlin, 2-0 in the Cup against Hoffenheim, 0: 0 against Schalke, Celtic defeated Glasgow 2-0; Augsburg did not manage to score and on 07.10. Nuremberg was swept away 6-0. From 4.10. against Trondheim in the UEFA Europa League is the last goal conceded and even this game was won 3-1. The last defeat dates from 20.09. also in the context of the UEFA Europa League. 2: 3 they had to beat RB Salzburg beaten. In the Bundesliga, they lost only the opening match against the current leaders Borussia Dortmund. With all these positive statistics, it therefore makes perfect sense at RB Leipzig. Leverkusen give a tip on the home side. Rangnick has to do without Timo Werner, Yussuf Poulsen, Marcelo Saracchi and Emil Forsberg.
Leverkusen is currently in 13th place in the table. Ten games are over and the Werkself have not been able to decide which way to go. The goal balance of 16:21 promises an offensive football. On average, they score 1.6 goals per game, but also collect more than two. Thus, they have so far entered only eleven points. To make the connection to a European place, it already requires six points. The lead on 18th place, however, is only the same six points.
A victory against Leipzig would therefore be mandatory to find the connection up again. But that succeeds, according to the bookmakers rather not so likely, there are still at RB Leipzig.
Because the achievements of Leverkusen can only be estimated with great difficulty, as victories and defeats always alternate and moreover are usually very radical (1: 4 against Hoffenheim, 5: 0 against Gladbach, 6: 2 against Bremen), we concentrate in the conclusion more on the strength of the hosts. Coach must do without Herrlich on Joel Pohjanpalo, Thorsten Kirschbaum, Karim Bellarabi and Sven Bender.
RB Leipzig vs Bayer Leverkusen head to head matches
09.04.18 BUN RB Leipzig Bayer Leverkusen 1 : 4
18.11.17 BUN Bayer Leverkusen RB Leipzig 2 : 2
08.04.17 BUN RB Leipzig Bayer Leverkusen 1 : 0
18.11.16 BUN Bayer Leverkusen RB Leipzig 2 : 3