Bundesliga / RB Leipzig vs Eintracht Frankfurt – The first Bundesliga’s match that will be played on Sunday is definitely very interesting given that both teams play in Europe this season. Leipzig plays in the Champions League, directly in the group phase, while Eintracth must go through the Europa League qualifications. Both teams won in the first round, Leipzig in a far more dominant way than Eintracht. Both their head-to-head played last year had ended as draws, the one in Leipzig as a goalless one.
Game RB Leipzig vs Eintracht Frankfurt begins 25.08.2019 at 15:30 CET
Perhaps Leipzig didn’t look pretty against Osnabruck in the first Cup round, but in the first Bundesliga round Leipzig showed its true colour. It was very efficient in both matches and has already scored seven goals this season. Out of that Leipzig scored six in first two half and they had a lead over Osnabruck of 3-1 after just half an hour, but the defence wasn’t up to that level and they received two goals.
In the Bundesliga they faced newly promoted Union Berlin and again took an early lead, while by the end of the first half they had a lead of 3-0. Kampl and Halstenberg were new in the team and Halstenberg was scorer of the first goal. Sabitzer is in a very good mood at the beginning of season, who after scoring two goals in the Cup also scored in Berlin. Leipzig plays in formation with three stoppers and the new manager Nagelsmann will surely insist on it. He won’t change the team that did so well in the first round. Upamecano, Wolf and Adams are out of action due to injuries.
Probable lineups RB Leipzig: Gulacsi – Mukiele, Konate, Orban – Klostermann, Demme, Kampl, Halstenberg – Sabitzer – Ti. Werner, Y. Poulsen
Eintracht already played a number of matches at the beginning of this season, and on Thursday they suffered the first defeat. They had to pass two easier obstacles in the Europa League qualifications in order to reach the play-off, where they faced Strasbourg that inflicted them the first defeat this season. The result read at the end 1-0 and this was at the same time the first match this season in which Eintracht didn’t score. It is an unpleasant defeat because 1-0 is always difficult result to catch in a rematch because no goal was scored away. Regarding the first Bundesliga round, Eintracht triumphed by the same result over Hoffenheim.
Stopper Hinteregger scored in the first minute and the result didn’t change any more, so Eintracth won first three points. It is interesting that manager Hutter didn’t make too many changes in the team between the Bundesliga and European matches, so in Strasbourg the only refreshment was midfielder Torro. After the first half, Hutter started to change and Paciencia and Rode came off the bench. We now expect both of them from the first minute. Kohr could also get chance, which means that Gacinovic moves on the bench.
Probable lineups Eintracht Frankfurt: Trapp – Abraham, Hasebe, Hinteregger – Rode, Kohr – da Costa, Kostic – Kamada – Rebic, Paciencia
Betting Pick: RB Leipzig vs Eintracht Frankfurt
Leipzig showed that is in great shape in the first round and they had time to rest during the week, while Eintracht had to play difficult away match in France and they are surely more tired. Eintracht is not in particularly good shape either, so we forecast a triumph of the home team.
Pick: Asian handicap -1 Leipzig
Odds: 1.83 at bet365 (down to 1.73 can be played)
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