In the fierce fight by the German vice-championship, the Leipzig has on Saturday, January 27, a chance of recovery. You will receive the Red Bull Arena in Leipzig, Hamburg, which is steeped in the relegation zone. The match is part of the twentieth round of the German Championship in its 2017/2018 version. The start is scheduled for 12:30 am (Brasília time).
The recent performance of Leipzig
At the end of round number 19, four teams with equal scores spread according to the tiebreaker criteria between the second and fifth positions. Two others were glued together with only one less point.
Leipzig, who were runners-up in the previous season, are one of four who opened the 20th round with 31 points (nine wins, four draws and six losses). It occupied the fourth position, in the limit of classification for the League of the Champions of Europe. In the Bundesliga, where Bayern took the title in the last five editions and leads the current edition to a large advantage, the second place is the maximum that can be reached by the rivals.
To try to recover the 2-1 loss to Freiburg as a visitor in the last round and get the team to stay in the fray, coach Ralph Hasenhutti must wait for a position from the medical department in relation to what is considered one of his best athletes, if not the most important player in the cast.
Swedish midfielder and striker Emil Forsberg (12 matches in the 2017/2018 German Championship, one goal) is in the process of recovering from injury that took him out of his last seven club appearances. It has not been active since the beginning of December. His return is expected by the end of January, but there is still no official confirmation. Also in the ward are reserve keeper Fabio Coltorti (without performances), defender Marcel Halstenberg (15 games, two goals) and midfielder Naby Keita (14 matches, three goals).
The current form of Hamburg
After a few years of dating downgrade, but escaping in the end, Hamburg gives clear signals that it intends to take that relationship to another level. Having not won since the end of November and after four consecutive defeats in the Bundesliga, is in the seventeenth (penultimate) place. He has 15 points (four wins, three draws and 12 losses).
You are sure that you will not leave the sticking region at the end of the twentieth day. It has five points less than Mainz, fifteenth placed and first team outside the relegation zone.
Hamburg’s greatest pride is never to have been relegated to the Second Division. Therefore, the club’s board has installed in its stadium a clock that marks the time in which the team remains in the Bundesliga.
The problems of coach Bernd Hollerbach to try to avoid this historic failure have recently increased. One of the main reinforcements hired by the team in the middle of the previous season, the flier Wallace (11 matches in the 2017/2018 German Championships, one goal), formerly Gremio, has warned that he wants to leave the club. Claiming particular problems, he wishes to return to Brazil.
The top scorers have resisted the possibility of negotiating the athlete, who has not yet performed this year. He claims to have suffered a back injury. It’s not the club’s only medical problem. They are in treatment of injury the defender Bjarne Thoelke (without performances); the socks Albin Ekdal (11 games, no goal) and Nicolai Muller (one game, one goal); and striker Jann-Fiete (nine games, two goals).
History of the bouts between Leipzig and Hamburg
There were only three matches involving the teams. Always the winner won without conceding a goal. Hamburg took the lead once and Leipzig twice, including the 2-0 in the first round of the 2017/2018 German League season.
Even though it has a very irregular season, Leipzig is the best betting option when playing at home and against a team that is in the relegation zone. It has a price of 1.45 in Bet365. Draw returns 4.50 and visitor success paid 6.50. Quotes were in effect at 14:25 on 1/24/2018.