Hoffenheim vs RB Leipzig prediction, odds & betting tips – 03/05/2024

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Hoffenheim vs RB Leipzig prediction
RB Leipzig are finishing the campaign with a flourish – Photo by Icon Sport

Hoffenheim welcome in-form RB Leipzig to the PreZero Arena to contest a German Bundesliga on Friday, 3 May. Can Die Roten Bullen maintain their late-season surge? View our Bundesliga betting tips for the skirmish below.

Hoffenheim vs RB Leipzig prediction: Visitors have superior firepower

Hoffenheim vs RB Leipzig predictions
Our pick

🔥Hot tip

RB Leipzig to Win

⚽ Correct score prediction

Hoffenheim 1-3 RB Leipzig

⚽ Anytime goalscorer prediction

Benjamin Sesko

Key Stats

  • RB Leipzig have won each of their last four matches in the Bundesliga.
  • Hoffenheim have lost four of their last six fixtures in the division.
  • 100% of RB Leipzig’s last four games in the league have featured over 2.5 goals.
  • Benjamin Sesko found the net in each of his last four Bundesliga appearances.

Pre-game odds and win probability: Visitors priced as odds-on favourites

  • HOME: 5/1 (6.00) – 16.7%
  • DRAW: 4/1 (5.00) – 20%
  • AWAY: 4/9 (1.44) – 69.2%

*odds from Ladbrokes, subject to change

Hoffenheim had their wings clipped by Bochum last weekend (3-2) and that was their fourth loss in six league assignments as they drift towards a mid-table finish. With their late-season form underwhelming, it’s no surprise to see Hoffenheim listed as underdogs ahead of Friday’s game and the bookies have given them just a 16.7% chance of upsetting the odds.

RB Leipzig came from one goal down to batter Borussia Dortmund 4-1 in their last outing and their comfortable triumph featured more goals from dynamic front two, Lois Openda and Benjamin Sesko. Our latest football predictions have tipped that pair to fire Leipzig to another victory on Friday.

Last five H2Hs: History favours RB Leipzig

Germany Bundesliga I 16/12/23

RB Leipzig

RB Leipzig

3
TSG Hoffenheim

TSG Hoffenheim

1

Germany Bundesliga I 29/04/23

RB Leipzig

RB Leipzig

1
TSG Hoffenheim

TSG Hoffenheim

0

Germany DFB Pokal 01/02/23

RB Leipzig

RB Leipzig

3
TSG Hoffenheim

TSG Hoffenheim

1

Germany Bundesliga I 05/11/22

TSG Hoffenheim

TSG Hoffenheim

1
RB Leipzig

RB Leipzig

3

Germany Bundesliga I 10/04/22

RB Leipzig

RB Leipzig

3
TSG Hoffenheim

TSG Hoffenheim

0

RB Leipzig cruised to a 3-1 win over Hoffenheim when the teams last met back in December and that was their fifth victory in a row in this fixture. Die Roten Bullen haven’t lost a meeting with Hoffenheim since November 2021.

Hoffenheim preview: Tohumcu suspended in midfield

Dennis Geiger, Stanley Nsoki, Mergim Berisha and Marco John are sidelined for Hoffenheim while Bambase Conte and Max Moerstedt are rated as possible doubt. Umut Tohumcu is suspended and won't be involved either.

Predicted lineup: Baumann – Kabak, Grillitsch, Drexler – Kaderabek, Promel, Stach, Karmaric, Skov – Weghorst, Beier

Germany Bundesliga I 18/05/24

W

Bayern Munich

Bayern Munich

2

TSG Hoffenheim

TSG Hoffenheim

4

Germany Bundesliga I 12/05/24

W

Darmstadt

Darmstadt

0

TSG Hoffenheim

TSG Hoffenheim

6

Germany Bundesliga I 03/05/24

D

RB Leipzig

RB Leipzig

1

TSG Hoffenheim

TSG Hoffenheim

1

Germany Bundesliga I 26/04/24

L

Bochum

Bochum

3

TSG Hoffenheim

TSG Hoffenheim

2

Germany Bundesliga I 20/04/24

W

Borussia M'gladbach

Borussia M'gladbach

3

TSG Hoffenheim

TSG Hoffenheim

4

RB Leipzig preview: Visitors could be unchanged

Mohamed Simakan and Christopher Lenz are both in the treatment room with calf complaints, though RB Leipzig have few personnel issues elsewhere. Leipzig are virtually guaranteed to finish in the top four this term.

Predicted lineup: Gulacsi – Henrichs, Orban, Lukeba, Raum – Haidara, Schlager, 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

Hoffenheim vs RB Leipzig prediction
Lois Openda has been a prolific presence for RB Leipzig this season – Photo by Icon Sport

Player to watch – Lois Openda

Belgian striker Lois Openda has been enjoying a stellar first campaign in Germany with RB Leipzig and the 24-year-old has already scored 24 times in 30 starts in the Bundesliga this term.

Openda in red-hot form

With Openda paired with Benjamin Sesko up front, RB Leipzig pack a formidable one-two punch in attack, and their Belgian attacker has chipped in with ten goal contributions in his last six appearances in the league (7G, 3A). Openda is almost certain to be a menacing figure again on Friday evening.


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