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Preview: RB Leipzig – Hannover

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The second most important match of the round in Bundesliga will see the occupants of third and fourth position go head to head. RB Leipzig are only one point ahead of their visitors.


Flashscore presents the key facts before the match:

Leipzig welcome Hannover to the Red Bull Arena for this Bundesliga clash. This game looks to be an early season 6 pointer with both teams battling it out in the top 4 – they both trail leaders Bayern by 4 and 5 points, respectively.

Despite Hannover’s strong position in the league, their away form has not been too pretty of late – they have won just 1 of their last 5 games on the road. Leipzig are unbeaten at home this season, winning 3 and drawing 1 of their 4 games so far.

The hosts must regroup after losing 3-1 away to Porto in the Champions League on Wednesday. Top scorer Timo Werner still managed to find the net in that defeat, and will be looking to strike again.

Goals may be on the cards as Hannover have a great scoring record away from home, they have registered at least 1 goal in every away match they’ve been involved in this season.

The visitors may fancy their chances of an upset regardless of home and away form. They know how to handle the big guns of the Bundesliga and enter this game straight off the back of a 6-goal thriller in a win over Dortmund in the last round.


Missing players

RB Leipzig: J. Augustin (thigh injury), W. Orban (red card), F. Coltorti (doubtful), S. Ilsanker (doubtful)

Hannover: M. Felipe (groin injury), E. Prib (knee injury), N. Sarenren-Bazee (thigh injury), U. Bech (doubtful).