Hacken – RB Leipzig is the second leg from a duo that is already decided after a strong first game made by the visitors from this one. After a 4-0 win for Leipzig things are really clear about the qualification and this is only another game that the visitors should win. The game will start at 18:30 and it will take place on Bravida Arena in Goteborg, Sweden.
Referee: Mete Kalkavan (TUR)
Assistant Referee 1: Ceyhun Sesigüzel (TUR)
Assistant Referee 2: Esat Sancaktar (TUR)
Fourth Official: Yaşar Uğurlu (TUR)
Referee Observer: Patrițiu Abrudan (ROU)
Hacken were the underdogs on paper in this confrontation and that was the case in the game as well. They were destroyed by RB Leipzig with 4-0 after they conceded two goals in both halves. It was a really tough game with 10 yellow cards and 1 red card as well, and the Swedish side got wrecked. They had only 2 chances to score and 0 shots on goal in the whole game. With that outfit you can’t have expectations for the qualification. They need to create more chances and play more passively if they want to get a draw at least in this second game, and restore a bit their image.
RB Leipzig done everything by the book in the first game. From five shots on goal they scored 4 and secured a safe qualification. We can look at this game as a good preparation one because they only can improve on their current playing style. This one was easy and maybe their next opponent from Romania will be much easier. They will be looking forward for another good European road and this is the second one in the clubs history. They should make a better job than last year as they gained more experience. They are unbeaten for five straight games and in every one of them we saw at least 4 goals.
Hacken – RB Leipzig: Head-to-Head
|26.07.18||EL||RB Leipzig||Hacken||4 : 0|
Hacken – RB Leipzigi: Prediction
An away win is clearly the way to go in this game and we have a bigger odd than we should expect. It’s obvious that RB Leipzig have secured their next round in the Europa League qualification stage but they are not a team to back down from a fight. They should win this and in my opinion they can do it in a better style than in the first game. It’s also the morale advantage that they have after scoring four goals in the first match. Their opponents will be eager to fight back and open up much more than they did in the first one, and Leipzig should take all their chances.
Prediction: RB Leipzig to win, Odds: 1.80
Stake: 10 units
Secondary Prediction: Over 3.5 goals, Odds: 2.40
Stake: 5 units