RB Leipzig v Bochum: Bundesliga Match-day 7

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Saturday at Red Bull Arena, as Leipzig host Bochum in the Bundesliga.

Bochum currently sit in seventeenth place as they travel to tenth placed Leipzig.

RB Leipzig’s Bundesliga season, has so far seen them gain seven points, going into this game

Leipzig come to this match on the back of a 6-0 home win against BSC at Red Bull Arena.

Jesse Marsch knows that a run of three losses in six meetings for his Leipzig side, is going to be a tough run of form to change. However that is exactly what he must try to deliver. Their position is tenth in the League, and they have seven points having won two matches, drawn one game, and lost three fixtures.

When Leipzig host Bochum, they will do so on the back of two wins on their own ground.

A win in this fixture would take RB Leipzig’s points to 10 in the League.

Good Attacking Performance

They have a good scoring rate of 12 goals (10 from open play and two penalties). This season, their stand-out attacking players have been Amadou Haidara (2), Emil Forsberg (2), and Dominik Szoboszlai (2). Leipzig have conceded seven goals.

Leipzig are no strangers this season to illness and injury and Jesse Marsch is concerned that Saturday’s fixture could see him without three of his key players.

Bochum under pressure for a result as they go to fancied RB Leipzig on Saturday

Bochum’s recent run of poor form will be worrying for manager Thomas Reis, with a 0-0 draw to Stuttgart in their last fixture, which followed a defeat to Bayern Munich. Bochum will be fired up for this next match, but mustn’t throw caution to the wind.

With four defeats in the last six games, Thomas Reis’ Bochum are justifiably in the bottom half of the table, very much looking at a relegation battle. With four points, they currently sit seventeenth in the League having won one game, drawn one game, and lost four meetings.

Bochum have lost three games of their three League matches away from home this season.

A victory for Bochum would put them on 7 points.

Bochum’s ever growing list of players missing due to injury or illness to be a concern for Thomas Reis, ahead of this Saturday’s fixture against their opponents.

RB Leipzig v Bochum – Head-to-Head.

The last time they played each other in this competition was February 2021, when RB Leipzig walked away as 4-0 winners. Previous matches between this pair have been high-scoring affairs and the odds of both sides finding the net on Saturday are high (54.35%) so it should be an entertaining match.

Leipzig to win – odds are 81.97 percent in favour.