RB Leipzig will travel to Sinsheim this Saturday to face Hoffenheim in the 13th Round of the 2022/23 Bundesliga season.
Venue: PreZero Arena (Sinsheim)
TSG Hoffenheim have won only one of their last six Bundesliga matches and have picked up only six points in this run – only Bayer Leverkusen and Schalke 04 have worse records during this period.
The hosts have won only one of their last games against RB Leipzig in the Bundesliga and have failed to score in four of their last five such matches.
RB Leipzig are unbeaten in their last five matches in the Bundesliga – the longest active streak in the competition at the moment (W3, D2).
But the visitors are winless in their last eight games away from home in the Bundesliga, with their previous such victory coming against Bayer Leverkusen in April this year.
They have scored 2+ goals in each of their last seven competitive games.
They are currently on a ten-game unbeaten run across all competitions (W8, D2).
Head to head
RB Leipzig have a good record against TSG Hoffenheim having won eight of the last 13 matches played between the two teams. Hoffenheim have three victories.
Latest performances in all competitions
RB Leipzig: W-W-W-D-W
Hoffenheim will look to get back to winning ways when they welcome in-form RB Leipzig to PreZero Arena on Saturday.
After an electric start to the season where they won four of their opening six Bundesliga games (L2), the hosts have since tapered off and come into this game with just one win from their six league matches since (D3, L2).
That has left André Breitenreiter’s men outside the European spots in the Bundesliga table on 18 points, ahead of this game. However, they still sit close to the top six and would leapfrog their opponents RB Leipzig into the coveted top six if they win this game.
However, Hoffenheim will know that is easier said than done, especially as they have only won one of the last nine games against Leipzig (D2, L6).
That lone victory did come in this exact fixture last season though, and the PreZero Arena faithful will be cheering for a repeat of that 2-0 victory as they hope to see their side break their current three-game winless league run at home (D1, L2).
Possible Hoffenheim starting line-up
Oliver Baumann; Kevin Akpoguma, Kevin Vogt, Stanley N’Soki; Robert Skov, Angelino, Grischa Proemel, Dennis Geiger; C. Baumgartner, Georginio Rutter, Andrej Kramaric.
Injured: Kevin Vogt, Ermin Bicakcic, Benjamin Hubner, Ihlas Bebou, Munas Dabbur, Fisnik Asllani, Luca Phillip
Suspended: Ozan Kabak
Marco Rose’s RB Leipzig side continued their brilliant run of form under the German coach last time out with another impressive win in midweek.
The visitors travelled to Poland on Wednesday to face Shakhtar Donetsk in the last group-stage game of the UEFA Champions League. They beat the Ukrainian side 4-0 to make it three straight wins in a row and also extend their unbeaten run in all competitions to ten games (W8, D2).
Leipzig are also unbeaten in five matches in the Bundesliga (W3, D2) and come into this tie sitting just three points outside of the top four.
Their impressive run has been down to manager Marco Rose, who has made an instant impact in his short time at the club, with only league-leaders Union Berlin (15) picking up more Bundesliga points than Leipzig since he took over (14).
However, the same positivity can’t be shared when talking about the visitors’ form away from home, as they’re yet to win a match on the road this league season (D3, L3). But they will fancy their chances of snapping that run here, after their last away league outing saw them come from three goals down to draw 3-3 with Augsburg, which they then followed up with that 4-0 success away to Shakhtar Donetsk in midweek.
Possible RB Leipzig starting line-up
Janis Blaswich; Mohamed Simakan, Willi Orban, Abdou Diallo, David Raum; Amadou Haidara, Xaver Schlager; Dominik Szoboszlai, Christopher Nkunku, Emil Forsberg; Andre Silva.
Injured: Timo Werner, Lukas Klostermann, Konrad Laimer, Peter Gulasci, Yussuf Poulsen
Suspended: Benjamin Henrichs
Hoffenheim 1-3 RB Leipzig