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LEP vs HOF Dream11 Tips for RB Leipzig vs TSG Hoffenheim Bundesliga Fixtures 16 April

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LEP vs HOF Dream11: Hoffenheim travels to the Red Bull Arena to take on RB Leipzig in the German league. Leipzig was dealt a blow to their title hopes after a 1-0 loss to Bayern Munich but reacted well by beating Werder Bremen convincingly with a 4-1 win. They are still 5 points off the top and all they can do is continue putting the pressure on Bayern. Hoffenheim continued with their winless streak but broke their losing streak with a 0-0 draw against Bayer Leverkusen last week. They are in 12th place, 5 points off of the relegation zone and 8 points from finishing in the top half of the Bundesliga.

Date: 17th April, Saturday
Kick-Off: 12 midnight (IST)
Venue: Red Bull Arena, Leipzig

Bundesliga Table: RB Leipzig are in 2nd place with Hoffenheim in 12th place,

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Recent Form
RB Leipzig: LDWLW
Hoffenheim: WLLLD

Head-to-Head (last 5 meetings):
RB Leipzig – 4
Draw – 1
Hoffenheim – 0

LEP vs HOF Today Match Prediction Details

RB Leipzig News

Injury Report and Unavailability:

• Hee-Chan Hwang and Justin Kluivert are the latest to join the treatment table, both with ankle injuries.
• New signing, Dominik Szoboszlai, is still not ready for this game with a groin injury.
• Konrad Laimer has been out for a while and will continue watching on from the sidelines.

Expected Changes and Strategy:

• Dayot Upamecano should replace Ibrahima Konate in their 3-man defence.
• Tyler Adams should make way for Nordi Mukiele at the right-wing back spot as Angelino replaces the injured Kluivert on the opposite wing.
• Emil Forsberg will be back to the lineup with Christopher Nkunku getting a rest.

RB Leipzig Starting XI (likely)

Peter Gulacsi (GK)
Willy Orban
Dayot Upamecano
Marcel Halstenberg
Nordi Mukiele
Kevin Kampl
Marcel Sabitzer
Angelino
Dani Olmo
Emil Forsberg
Alexander Sorloth

TSG Hoffenheim News

Injury Report and Unavailability:

• Hoffenheim have an injury crisis with Sebastian Rudy being the latest one to drop out of contention with a knock.
• Defenders, Kostantinos Stafylidis, Kevin Vogt, Kevin Akpoguma and Ermin Bicakcic all out with injuries.
• Dennis Geiger and Benjamin Hubner are out for the season as well.

Expected Changes and Strategy:

• Pavel Kaderabek will have to drop to right back to replace the injured Akpoguma.
• Sebastian Rudy’s injury will mean that Diadie Samassekou will get the nod in midfield.
• Andrej Kramaric will get a start in the front 3 alongside Ihlas Bebou and Robert Skov.

Hoffenheim Starting XI (likely)

Oliver Baumann (GK)
Pavel Kaderabek
Stefan Posch
Chris Richards
Ryan Sessegnon
Diadie Samassekou
Florian Grillitsch
Christoph Baumgartner
Ihlas Bebou
Andrej Kramaric
Robert Skov

Fantasy Football Tips

Captain Options

Emil Forsberg – The Swedish international has 6 goals and 3 assists in 15 starts this season. He has created 26 chances and has completed 57% of his attempted dribbles as well with a cross accuracy rate of 36%. He will be the key in linking up play with Dani Olmo and Alexander Sorloth.

Andrej Kramaric – Despite not getting on the scoresheet, Kramaric was quite influential off the bench against Leverkusen. He has 14 goals and 3 assists in 20 starts so far. He has succeeded in 58% of his dribbles and has a pass accuracy of 81%. He has also whipped in crosses with a 21% accuracy.

Differential Pick

Dani Olmo – Dani Olmo has been in fine form of late and has scored 3 goals while providing 1 assist in his last 6 games for both club and country. He bagged the opening goal for Leipzig against Werder Bremen as well and has created 46 chances and has been quite lucrative for them in a creative role with 8 assists this season. Olmo has completed 52% of his dribbles, completing 29 of them as well. The young Spaniard will look to link up with the likes of Alexander Sorloth and Emil Forsberg for a late title charge.

LEP vs HOF Dream 11 Teams

Goalkeeper – Baumann
Defenders – Angelino, Halstenberg, Orban
Midfielders – Sabitzer, Olmo (C), Grillitsch, Bebou
Forwards – Forsberg, Kramaric (VC), Sorloth

Likely Winner:

RB Leipzig will go into the LEP vs HOF Today Match Prediction as the favourites but Hoffenheim will be no pushovers either. They did well to take points off Bayer Leverkusen last week and have the potential to do so against Leipzig as well. With Bayern Munich facing a tough opponent in Wolfsburg this week, RB Leipzig can go within 2 points off the top should the leaders drop points. At the same time, they run the risk of Wolfsburg catching up to them so a win is a must for Julian Nagelsmann’s side.

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