FIRST TEAM
02.24.2019

Defensive solidity sets Leipzig apart

The excitement is mounting as TSG Hoffenheim prepare for their Bundesliga trip to RB Leipzig (Monday at 20:30 CET, Live Ticker at achtzehn99.de). For fans and friends of TSG, achtzehn99.de has compiled all the important facts, figures and statistics on #RBLTSG below.

Did you know that…

…Leipzig have the best defensive record in the division?

Coach Ralf Rangnick's charges have the best defensive record in the Bundesliga this season with only 19 goals conceded to date.

…Leipzig have conceded more goals against Hoffenheim than any other team in the Bundesliga?

Julian Nagelsmann's side have found the net 13 times in their previous five Bundesliga meetings with RB. No other team has scored more top-flight goals against the men from Saxony.

…TSG have hit the woodwork more than any other team in the league?

TSG Hoffenheim have hit the woodwork more times than any other side this season. The Kraichgau club were denied by the crossbar or post three times against Hannover 96 alone.

…Hoffenheim could break a club record?

Julian Nagelsmann's charges have equalled a club record set in the 2016/17 campaign by putting together an eight-match away unbeaten streak in the Bundesliga. A draw or a victory in Leipzig would see them set a new record of nine successive games without defeat on the road.

…Leonardo Bittencourt was born in Leipzig?

Franklin Bittencourt – the father of the Hoffenheim midfielder – was plying his trade for then-Bundesliga outfit VfB Leipzig when Leonardo was born in 1993. When "Leo" was four, Franklin joined Energie Cottbus and the family relocated.

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