Preview: Greuther Furth vs. RB Leipzig

Preview: Greuther Furth vs. RB Leipzig

These two teams are desperately seeking points for differing reasons, with Greuther Furth currently propping up the Bundesliga, sitting 11 points adrift of safety.

They will welcome RB Leipzig on Sunday, who are hoping to push themselves into a Champions League spot, which they are just outside of right now.

Greuther Furth have found the season to be a difficult one so far, winning just three games throughout the campaign, which is why they find themselves bottom of the Bundesliga.

However, they may take some belief from the fact that all of those victories have taken place at home, which is where they will be on Sunday at the Stadion am Laubenweg.

They have managed to take points from their previous three games in front of their own fans, defeating both Mainz and Hertha Berlin, while they also drew with Koln.

However, in Greuther Furth’s most recent outing they lost against VfL Bochum 2-1, where an own goal from Armel Bella-Kotchap almost brought them back into the game, but they were not able to hang on at 1-1.

That was only the second time the team have been defeated across their previous 10 outings, which showcases the fighting spirit that the squad are bringing to this relegation fight.

RB Leipzig enjoyed an unplanned midweek rest heading into this game due to CSKA Moscow no longer being involved in the Europa League, and that will have allowed the squad to rest and prepare for this match.

They are undefeated in their previous seven fixtures heading into this one, which should provide plenty of confidence to the group as they look to push up the table.

A victory on Sunday has the potential to take Leipzig into the top four, possibly leapfrogging Hoffenheim depending on the other result, which is something that they are hoping for.

Earlier this season the squad enjoyed a dominant victory against Greuther Furth, despite the fact they had to come back from behind, eventually winning 4-1.

However, Domenico Tedesco’s team have struggled away from home in this campaign, that result being one of only three times they have taken three points on the road.

Greuther Furth Bundesliga form:
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RB Leipzig form (all competitions):

We say: Greuther Furth 1-3 RB Leipzig
Greuther Furth are sure to put up a fight within this fixture, as that is something they have been displaying in all of their recent performances.

However, RB Leipzig should be able to edge this one due to the added quality that they have at their disposal, as the squad aims for a Champions League place.

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