RB Leipzig vs Eintracht Frankfurt Preview
The Bundesliga finally returns from the long winter break, and a top clash awaits the fans on Saturday, January 13, when RB Leipzig face off against Eintracht Frankfurt. The kick-off at the Red Bull Arena is scheduled for 2:30 pm local time.
Both teams played a friendly match during the break but we will not take that into account in our RB Leipzig vs Eintracht Frankfurt prediction, only focusing on the teams’ prior performances in official competitions. The two sides are aiming at European football spots this term, but the match will have a clear favourite because of their better results in the first half of the 2023/24 campaign.
RB Leipzig Preview
RB Leipzig left for the break sitting fourth in the standings with 33 points after 16 matches. Marco Rose’s men have a record of 38 goals scored and 17 conceded. Although not involved in the title race, they are well-placed to finish inside UEFA Champions League spots this term.
As far as their form goes, RB Leipzig recorded three wins, one draw and one loss in the last five Bundesliga matches before the break.
The hosts have the third-best attack and third-best defence in the league, only outdone by Bayer Leverkusen and Bayern Munich in these aspects, which will be important for the RB Leipzig vs Eintracht Frankfurt tips.
Eintracht Frankfurt Preview
Eintracht Frankfurt are also in contention for European football but it will most likely be either UEFA Europa League or UEFA Conference League. The Eagles are sixth in the Bundesliga at the moment with 24 points. Coached by Dino Toppmoller, they have scored 26 and conceded 20 goals in the 16 games to date.
The form before the break does not speak too well of the visitors, as they recorded two wins and three losses in the final league matches of 2023.
Thus, it becomes clear that the hosts are the big favourites in the match on Saturday, with the RB Leipzig vs Eintracht Frankfurt odds confirming it.
Betting Tips for RB Leipzig vs Eintracht Frankfurt
Both teams to score? Yes
We have praised the hosts’ defence but 19 goals in 16 matches is not an insignificant amount. In fact, the Red Bulls have not kept a clean sheet in Bundesliga ever since the 6-0 win over FC Koln back in October.
The visitors have a respectable attack, and that is why we start our RB Leipzig vs Eintracht Frankfurt prediction with both teams scoring. Bet365 offer 1.66 odds on it to happen.
Despite the disappointing results, the Eagles have scored in each of their last five Bundesliga outings except the 3-0 loss to Bayer Leverkusen. As proven by their clean sheet record, RB Leipzig’s defence is not impenetrable, and Toppmoller’s side are likely to get their scoring opportunities.
As for the Red Bulls, the only time they failed to score at home in 2023/24 was in the goalless draw with Bochum three months ago. There were two missed penalties in that game, though.
Over 2.5 goals
Like with most matches in Germany, a high-scoring game is the first thing to expect at the Red Bull Arena. The odds on over 2.5 goals stand at 1.50, regardless of who scores them.
A look at the recent matches suggest that both teams are goal-happy. For example, four of RB Leipzig's recent five league matches ended in at least three goals. The exception is the 1-1 draw with Werder Bremen in the last match before the break, although the Red Bulls created enough chances to score at least two more goals that day.
The numbers are even more encouraging in the case of Eintracht Frankfurt, since all of their recent matches ended in three or more goals. The Eagles conceded nine goals in those matches, and RB Leipzig should be able to exploit that defensive weakness as well.
RB Leipzig win
To cap it off, we believe that the hosts will get the full points on Saturday, with 1.44 odds on a win for the Red Bulls on Bet365. If you want to combine it with our previous RB Leipzig vs Eintracht Frankfurt tips, the odds on both teams scoring and the hosts winning stand at 2.75.
RB Leipzig simply have the advantage in terms of resources and form. The Red Bulls went to the break following a great string of matches while Eintracht Frankfurt – despite the lucky 5-1 win over Bayern Munich – looked unconvincing in the final weeks of 2023.
With players like Louis Openda and Xavi Simons in their squad, the hosts should have no problems picking apart the Eagles defence and starting the new year with a win.
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