RB Leipzig vs Darmstadt prediction, odds & betting tips – 09/03/2024

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RB Leipzig vs Darmstadt prediction
RB Leipzig performed well against Real Madrid in midweek – Photo by Icon Sport

Bottom club Darmstadt head east to take on RB Leipzig at the Red Bull Arena in the German Bundesliga on Saturday, March 9th.  Can the relegation favourites spring a surprise against Die Roten Bullen? Read our top Bundesliga betting tips for the contest below.

RB Leipzig vs Darmstadt prediction: Leipzig need to win to aid top-four push

RB Leipzig vs Darmstadt Predictions
Our pick

👑 TEAM to win -1 Handicap

 

RB Leipzig

⚽Correct Score prediction

RB Leipzig 3-1 Darmstadt

⬆️ Total Goals

Over 2.5 Goals

Key Stats

  • RB Leipzig outclassed Darmstadt 3-1 when the teams met back in October.
  • RB Leipzig have won eight of their 12 Bundesliga home matches this season.
  • Darmstadt failed to win 22 of their 24 top tier tests since their promotion last year.
  • RB Leipzig covered a -1.0 goal handicap in each of their last three meetings with Darmstadt and Die Roten Bullen could be a smart pickup in the handicap markets again this weekend.

Pre-game odds and win probability: Darmstadt a massive price to win

  • HOME: 2/13 (1.15) – 86.7%
  • DRAW: 7/1 (8.00) – 12.5%
  • AWAY: 20/1 (21.00) – 4.8%

*odds from Ladbrokes, subject to change

RB Leipzig are as short at 2/13 to beat Darmstadt this weekend which makes sense given the gap in quality between the sides. The visitors were humbled 6-0 at home by Augsburg last time out with the defeated players given a dressing down by the club’s ultras on the pitch after full time. The bookies have equipped Darmstadt with just a 4.8% chance of turning things around on Saturday, which suggests another heavy defeat could be in the pipeline.

If you’re scanning your options for top betting tips, the following markets might be a sight for sore eyes. RB Leipzig are an interesting-looking 8/13 (1.62) to score over 2.5 team goals this weekend while a 3-0 win in the host’s favour could be a correct score option to consider at 11/2 (6.50).

Last five H2Hs: Leipzig chasing league double

Germany Bundesliga I 21/10/23

Darmstadt

Darmstadt

1
RB Leipzig

RB Leipzig

3

Germany Bundesliga I 01/04/17

RB Leipzig

RB Leipzig

4
Darmstadt

Darmstadt

0

Germany Bundesliga I 29/10/16

Darmstadt

Darmstadt

0
RB Leipzig

RB Leipzig

2

Germany Bundesliga II 24/04/15

RB Leipzig

RB Leipzig

2
Darmstadt

Darmstadt

1

Germany Bundesliga II 08/11/14

Darmstadt

Darmstadt

1
RB Leipzig

RB Leipzig

0

RB Leipzig were the superior outfit when they beat Darmstadt 3-1 in October. That was the first meeting between the clubs since 2017 and Darmstadt haven’t managed to topple Die Roten Bullen since 2014.

RB Leipzig preview: Openda could come back into the XI

Lukas Klostermann is still sidelined with a hip injury while Austrian midfielder Xaver Schlager is suspended and won't be involved either. Leipzig roared to a 4-1 triumph at Bochum last time out.

Predicted lineup: Gulacsi – Henrichs, Orban, Lukeba, Raum – Haidara, Seiwald, Olmo, Simons – Openda, Sesko

Germany Bundesliga I 18/05/24

D

Eintracht Frankfurt

Eintracht Frankfurt

2

RB Leipzig

RB Leipzig

2

Germany Bundesliga I 11/05/24

D

Werder Bremen

Werder Bremen

1

RB Leipzig

RB Leipzig

1

Germany Bundesliga I 03/05/24

D

TSG Hoffenheim

TSG Hoffenheim

1

RB Leipzig

RB Leipzig

1

Germany Bundesliga I 27/04/24

W

Borussia Dortmund

Borussia Dortmund

1

RB Leipzig

RB Leipzig

4

Germany Bundesliga I 20/04/24

W

Heidenheim

Heidenheim

1

RB Leipzig

RB Leipzig

2

Darmstadt preview: Visitor’s treatment room is full

Matthias Bader, Fabian Schnellhardt, Fabian Nurnberger, Marvin Mehlem, Clemens Riedel, Mathias Honsak and Fraser Hornby are out of action for Darmstadt.

Predicted lineup: Schuhen – Muller, Gjasula, Maglica – Justvan, Franjic, Holland, Karic – Pfeiffer, Polter, Skarke

Europe Friendlies 20/07/24

L

Saarbrucken

Saarbrucken

2

Darmstadt

Darmstadt

1

Europe Friendlies 13/07/24

W

Swift Hesperange

Swift Hesperange

1

Darmstadt

Darmstadt

5

Europe Friendlies 10/07/24

L

FSV Frankfurt

FSV Frankfurt

1

Darmstadt

Darmstadt

0

Europe Friendlies 06/07/24

W

SV 1919 Munster

SV 1919 Munster

1

Darmstadt

Darmstadt

8

Europe Friendlies 03/07/24

W

SV Beerfelden

SV Beerfelden

0

Darmstadt

Darmstadt

24

RB Leipzig vs Darmstadt prediction
Benjamin Sesko is starting to realise his potential – Photo by Icon Sport

Player to watch – Benjamin Sesko

Benjamin Sesko is starting to realise his potential at RB Leipzig and the powerful frontman has lodged an impressive five goal contributions in his last seven appearances for Die Roten Bullen.

Sesko could provide cutting edge again

20-year-old Sesko, who has become a reliable goal-getter at both club level for RB Leipzig and international level for Slovenia, is a real handful and his physicality makes him an excellent foil for quicksilver strike partner Lois Openda. Sesko could be a useful anytime goalscorer pickup again this weekend.


Simon Winter is a professional football tipster and sports journalist with over ten years in the industry. Best known for his time with Racing Post, Simon has also had work published by Freesupertips, Bloomberg Sports, bet365, Paddy Power, Colossus Bets, These Football Times and more. Simon covers the Bundesliga and Serie A for Football Whispers.