RB Leipzig hosts Bochum at the Red Bull Arena in a match from the 1/8-finals of the DFB Pokal. Let us preview this fixture for you in the next few paragraphs.
With Bayern Munich being eliminated RB Leipzig turn to be one of the main contenders for the DFB Pokal. For the Red Bulls this is a great opportunity for a trophy and we are sure they are aware. That’s why we expect to see them giving their all in the competition.
In the previous round of the tournament RB Leipzig didn’t have any problems to do the job against Augsburg away from home. The match at the WWK Arena ended with a dominant 0-3 win for the visitors from Leipzig. Willi Orban opened the score in the first half while Poulsen and Angelino finished the job after the halftime break.
In the Bundesliga RB Leipzig are doing well, too. At this moment the club is second in the standings with 38 points and making steps towards another qualification for the Champions League.
Bochum eliminated another Bundesliga team in order to reach the 1/8-finals. They faced Mainz 05 at the Opel Arena and reached the next round after extra-time and penalties. In the regular time the game ended 2-2 with Holtmann and Tesche scoring the goals for Bochum.
Right now Bochum are playing in the 2. Bundesliga and they are doing really well. Bochum are second in the table with 36 points and they are moving near another promotion to the Bundesliga. They still have some work to do, of course.
That’s our preview for the DFB Pokal game between RB Leipzig and Bochum at the Red Bull Arena. The Red Bulls won’t have any problems to progress if they show the best of their abilities, we don’t have any doubts about this.
Being hurt by too many injury problems, Tottenham Hotspur didn’t play their best Champions League game against RB Leipzig two weeks ago. The German side won the game with 1-0 after a penalty kick, scored by their star striker Timo Werner. After the game Spurs’ manager Jose Mourinho likened his team to “a gun with no bullets”.
Tottenham are currently without their two best strikers Harry Kane and Son Heung-Min, which is a huge problem for the Portuguese manager. In the first leg against Leipzig he put Dele Alli and Lucas Moura upfront, but both of them are not really pure strikers. Mourinho was right – he really didn’t have much of a choice in attack.
RB Leipzig on the other hand did what they had to do – they defended well and scored a crucial away goal which guaranteed them the win. But on Tuesday they must be cautious – Tottenham are hurt, but they are still in the competition. Jose Mourinho is a tactician with a vast experience, so we won’t be surprised if he creates some unique plan to turn the tie in his team’s favour.
Except Harry Kane and Son Heung-Min who we already mentioned, Moussa Sissoko and Juan Foyth remain sidelined for Tottenham. In the same time RB Leipzig’s manager Julian Nagelsmann can’t use Kevin Kampl, Tyler Adams, Ibrahima Konate and Willi Orban who are all injured at the moment.
Can Tottenham Hotspur survive in the Champions League against RB Leipzig? That’s the pretty good question we must ask now. Spurs lost the first game at home, but they have 90 minutes to turn things in their favour.