RB Leipzig vs Hannover 96: All you need to know about this Bundesliga fixture
One of the potentially thrilling games of Round 11 takes place at Red Bull Arena in Leipzig, where the Red Bulls host in-form Hannover. The newly-promoted side is enjoying their returning season to the elite, while RB are trying to keep their tempo in order to stay close to table toppers, Bayern Munich.
Date: Saturday, 4th November 2017
Kick-off at 14:30 UK / 15:30 CET / 20:00 IST
Venue: Red Bull Arena, Leipzig
Telecast: Star Sports Select 2 (India), Fox Sports, Sky Sports Bundesliga
Livestream: Hotstar, Jio TV
Die Rotten Bullen suffered the 3-1 defeat in their visit to the Estadio do dragao on Wednesday afternoon. The defeat inflicted by Porto put them in the undesirable position regarding Champions League playoffs, so the atmosphere in the dressing room is far from the optimal.
In Bundesliga, Leipzig are in the third position with a one point more collected with Hannover. Therefore, the newly promoted Hannover have been very impressive and RB will need to put up a show in order to increase the gap between the two.
The away side had a stunning 10 rounds of Bundesliga from the start as no one could expect to see Hannover in Champions League zone. They are only one point away from RB so they are traveling to Leipzig with massive inspiration.
Hannover prefer defensive football on the road – With 5 wins and only 2 defeats alongwith 3 draws Hannover sit comfortably on the 4th position in Bundesliga.
Hannover: Tschauner – Sorg, Sane, Anton – Korb, Schwegler, Bakalorz, Ostrzolek – Klaus – Harnik, Jonathas
Absentees: Bech (knee), Felipe (adductor), Prib (knee)
Coach: Andre Breitenreiter
Leipzig: Gulacsi – Klostermann, Konate, Upamecano, Halstenberg – Forsberg, Kampl, Keita, Bruma – Poulsen, Werner
Absentees: Orban (suspended), Augustin (thigh), Ilsanker (toe)
Coach: Ralph Hasenhüttl
Head to Head
RB Leipzig and Hannover 96 have never met so far and this will be their first match against each other.