RB Leipzig – Eintracht Frankfurt – Derby first round of the continuation of the season in which they meet all the most pleasant surprise of the championship until. Already much has written about the wonderful march of Leipzig, which is in second place and are only in the finish of the first part only let up, and the defeat of Bayern dropped the title of autumn champions.
Many pleasant surprise and Eintracht, who finished in fourth place and also in the finish let up, although in the last round made a convincing home win. Leipzig has seven points higher ahead of this clash and they are relegated from the Cup, as opposed to Eintracht Frankfurt, which is passed to the second round. Until now, each of these rivals are not met.
Leipzig has made a minor miracle in the first season and now raises only logical question that you will endure to the end? They will not be easy, but they decline predicted much earlier but it did not happen, unless we two defeats in the finish of the season regarded as some large drop forms. The defeat of Ingolstadt is a surprise, however, should know that in this game created many opportunities and duly missed the boat and it can be said that simply had a bad day. After that, smooth beat Hertha, which also has a good season with 2: 0 and then the end came this great match against Bayern Munich.
They lost smoothly with 3: 0 and proved that Bayern still a little too much, especially in Munich, so it’s not that defeat does not mean to fall in form. After all, after only half an hour remained a man down on the ground, even though they had already received two goals. Now it will be interesting to see how the Leipzig acted winter break, although in a friendly match last Sunday Beats Glasgow Rangers 4: 0th The problem for this game is that the best player Forsberg is ineligible due to a red card, but was injured and Klostermann. In the winter break brought a young hitchhiker Upamecana, but for his performance still early.
Probable lineups Leipzig: Gulacsi – Bernardo, Orban, Compper, Halstenberg – Demme, Keita – D.Kaiser, Sabitzer – Ti.Werner, Y.Poulsen
Probably nobody expected such a good release Eintracht Frankfurt in the first part of the season, but this team is really surprised and deservedly in fourth place, with the front end had yet another negative streak of three games without a win, when they twice drew so then lost in Wolfsburg. They fixed this victory over Mainz with 3: 0, the forgiveness of the old year and were able to calm the short break. Now the obligation to stay in the same rhythm, although they are aware that some much stronger team wish to fourth place, leading to the qualification of the Champions League.
Especially Eintracht been good at home and there is not no rejoicing nor Bayern Borussia Dortmund, they even won, just like Bayer Leverkusen and Schalke, so on paper the strongest team league. All three defeats they suffered at home with 1: 0 and it is clear that the team coach Kovac, no one has really been outplayed and refreshing, as well as the formation of which was often quite offensive. Stopper Ordonez’s winter reinforcements, but the bigger problem is that due to injury sidelined Fabian, Huszti, Russ, Varela, Stendera and some, including the aforementioned winter reinforcements.
Probable lineups Eintracht Frankfurt: Hradecky – M.Hector, Abraham Vallejo – Chandler, Hasebe, Mascarell, Oczipka – Rebic, Gacinovic – Meier
RB Leipzig – Eintracht Frankfurt TIP
Leipzig is definitely a favorite, because they are at home in all previous matches were dominant. However, Eintracht also showed that it is difficult to outperform and we expect to achieve a goal and be a difficult rival host.
Tip: Both Teams to Score / yes
Odds: 2.05 at bet365 (up to 1.95 can be played without problems)