STATS expert Stats Bet (@statsbet) takes an analytical look at Saturday's Bundesliga action, pinpointing the value bets according to the numbers.
Hoffenheim v RB Leipzig | Saturday 2nd December 2017, 14:30
Hoffenheim welcome RB Leipzig to the Rhein-Neckar-Arena on Saturday and goals will be on the minds of both teams.
Julian Nagelsmann’s side have amassed 184 shots so far this season with 68 of them on-target, which sees the hosts rank in the top five for both metrics, with a conversion rate of 31%.
Die Kraichgauer have scored 21 goals averaging 1.62 goals per-game this season and notched 10 goals in their last three matches on home soil. Indeed, Hoffe have scored in all of their games at the Rhein-Neckar-Arena with 60 % arriving in the second-half.
RB Leipzig come in to the match sitting in second place having W8-D2-L2, only three points behind league leaders Bayern Munich. It’s no surprise to see the Red Bulls rank in the top six for shots (179), shots on-target (67) and with a conversion rate of 33%, they average of 1.69 goals per-game.
Ralph Hasenhuttl’s troops have seen 13 goals in their last three away fixtures in all competitions whilst the visitors have scored in 57% of away games with 56% of them occurring in the second-half in the Bundesliga.
These two sides have only met twice before with an average of 3.50 goals per-game it is expected that both sides will be playing on the attack. With the pair in the top 6 for shots and on-target attempts, we should see lots of chances and so backing Over 2.5 Goals and Both Teams To Score (17/20 Coral) and Both Teams To Score in the second-half (7/4 William Hill) appeals.
Hoffenheim v RB Leipzig – Over 2.5 Goals and Both Teams To Score (17/20 Coral)
Hoffenheim v RB Leipzig – Both Teams To Score in the second-half (7/4 William Hill)