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TSG without a win in three home games

Hoffenheim home form poor after strong start to season | TSG without a win in three home games | Strike trio of Uth, Wagner and Kramaric | Nagelsmann is the youngest head coach in the Bundesliga

 Next up for Die Roten Bullen after last weekend's home win against Werder Bremen is TSG Hoffenheim. Leipzig will travel to Hoffenheim this weekend ahead of Saturday's match at 15:30 CET (2.12). 

Hoffenheim's form

TSG are currently in place 7 in the league table with 20 points from 13 games. Julian Nagelsmann's have won five games this season, drawn five times and lost three. Last time out, TSG conceded three goals on the way to a 3-0 defeat to Hamburger SV. Before then, they drew 1-1 against Frankfurt and won 3-0 away to Köln. 

Stuttering home form 

TSG's first home defeat this season came at the hands of Mönchengladbach, a 3-1 defeat on matchday 10. Otherwise, this weekend's opponents have been very strong at the Rhein-Neckar Arena, even beating Bayern Munich in the third game of the season. Things haven't been running so smoothly in recent weeks though. You have to go back to October for Hoffenheim's last home win.   

 

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Dominik Kaiser got on the scoresheet last time around away to TSG...
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... and Marcel Sabitzer got the other one in a 2-2 draw

 RBL unbeaten against TSG 

Die Roten Bullen picked up points in both games against TSG last season. Our first meeting ended in a 2-2 away draw, while the home game on matchday 18 was a 2-1 Leipzig victory with Marcel Sabitzer and Timo Werner getting on the scoresheet. 

Die Highlights unserer letzten Begegnung gegen Hoffenheim!

 Nagelsmann: youngest ever Bundesliga head coach

A one time centre back, Julian Nagelsmann came through the Augsburg youth system before playing for TSV 1860 München between 2004 and 2008. Nagelsmann then moved back to Augsburg, where he played for the second team until he ended his career. 

Nagelsmann started coaching Hoffenheim U19s, winning the title in the 2013/14 season. Two years later, on Febuary 11th 2016, he took charge of his first ever first team match. At the young age of 28, he became the youngest ever head coach in the Bundesliga. 

 

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Julian Nagelsmann is the youngest ever head coach in the Bundesliga.

 Sandro Wagner - a constant goal threat

From Bayern München's youth system to a season with Hertha BSC to TSG. Sandro Wagner has accumulated 159 Bundesliga appearances in his relatively short career, scoring 36 goals and delivering ten assists. The striker has made eleven appearances so far this season, scoring four goals and making two assists. 

The international started his Germany career with the U21s, making his first appearance in September 2008. Wagner scored four goals in eight games for the U21s, but has now moved up to the first time, making his debut on June 6th 2017. He has scored five in seven for Germany. 

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Timo Werner scored in Leipzig's 2-1 over TSG last season.

 Personnel

Julian Nagelsmann will have to do without three players this weekend. Centre back Kevin Vogt is suspended, while Benjamin Hüber has been missing since the beginning of the month with a knee problem. Meris Skenderovic meanwhile is still recovering from a muscle injury. Robin Hack and Eugen Polanski have also been missing with illness; it's unclear whether they'll be fit for Saturday's game. 

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