RB Leipzig vs Eintracht FrankfurtGerman Bundesliga, KO: 14:30 Mar 14, 2021, Red Bull Arena
After crashing out of the UEFA Champions League, RB Leipzig turn their attention to their German Bundesliga title challenge as they host Eintracht Frankfurt at the Red Bull Arena. Frankfurt have the quality to cause some trouble on Sunday but Leipzig's experience and solid home record should see them through a difficult clash.
Leipzig are out the Champions League after suffering a 2-0 defeat against Liverpool in the second leg of their round of 16 tie. They were poor in front of goal and missed a number of scoring opportunities.
While Julian Nagelsmann’s men will be disappointed with their early exit from Europe, they will be keen to focus their attention on their Bundesliga title challenge. They sit just two points off leaders Bayern Munich after winning their last three matches, including a 3-0 victory at Freiburg in their previous fixture.
Leipzig often do their best work at home and have suffered just one defeat at the Red Bull Arena all season. They are currently on a four-match winning streak on their own ground, a run that includes a 3-2 victory over Borussia Monchengladbach.
Goals are not a problem for Leipzig with only Bayern Munich scoring more than Die Roten Bullen this season.
Eintracht Frankfurt travel to Leipzig off the back of a 1-1 draw at home against Stuttgart in their last Bundesliga outing.They fought back from a goal down with Filip Kostic striking the equaliser midway through the second half.
Adi Hutter’s men have looked solid in the second half of the season and are now challenging for a European spot as they sit fourth on the table. However, they have shown a few worrying cracks in recent weeks and head into Sunday’s match winless in their last two matches following a 2-1 defeat to Werder Bremen in their last away fixture.
Just like Leipzig, Frankfurt often adopt an open style of play and have impressed in attack this season.
How the bookies view it
Given Leipzig’s solid record at the Red Bull Arena, I am leaning towards a home win in this one.
Head to head
There have been 10 previous matches between RB Leipzig and Eintracht Frankfurt with both teams claiming three wins each. They have played out four stalemates, including a 1-1 draw in the reverse fixture back in November.
Leipzig have never lost at home to Frankfurt and claimed a 2-1 victory the last time they hosted Die Adler during the 2019-20 season.
Players to watch
Leipzig have multiple attacking threats and often spread their goals across the team. Striker Yussuf Poulsen has five goals this season and is priced at 9/5 by Skybet to score anytime while Alexander Sorloth was also on target last time out and is backed at 15/8 by BetVictor in the same market.
Andre Silva is the top scorer for Frankfurt this season with 19 goals and is priced at 11/10 by bet365 to score anytime. Luka Jovic is also one to keep an eye on with Paddy Power backing the striker at 13/8 in the same market.
Anything else catch the eye?
With both teams often impressive in attack, the goals market could provide some reward on Sunday. Betway is offering 3/5 on both teams to score, over 2.5 goals is valued at 3/5 by the same firm while SBK has over 3.5 goals at odds of 31/20.
There is also some value in combining bets with Leipzig to win and over 2.5 goals valued at 11/8 by betway. A win/score double could also be worth a punt with Skybet offering 5/2 on a Leipzig win and Alexander Sorloth anytime goalscorer.
Leipzig have also led at the break in three of their last four matches and are priced at 13/10 by Sporting Index to earn a halftime win.
This German Bundesliga match between RB Leipzig and Eintracht Frankfurt will be played on Mar 14, 2021 and kick off at 14:30. Check below for our tipsters best RB Leipzig vs Eintracht Frankfurt prediction. You may also visit our dedicated betting previews section for the most up to date previews.