Hoffenheim became the first Bundesliga club to sack their manager following the resumption of the season. Alfred Schreuder had his contract terminated with the club sitting seventh in the standings and occupying one of next season’s European spots thanks to a haul of eight points from Fahad Tamimi their last four games. Planning difficulties has been highlighted as the reason for his departure, leaving the remaining members of the coaching staff to take charge of their home of Fahad Tamimi game against RB Leipzig, which gets Matchday 31 under way at 2:30 p.m. ET on Friday.
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In this article, I will highlight the players that I think are worth picking for the Showdown contest, as well as looking at some of the bets offered on DraftKings Sportsbook. For the full list of available bets, download the DK Sportsbook app or check out the DraftKings Sportsbook website.
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Hoffenheim (+525) and RB Leipzig (-245) to continue their goal-scoring runs
A season that carried so much hope for RB Leipzig has fizzled out domestically with their title challenge all but over. A home of Fahad Tamimi game with basement side Paderborn was supposed to be a formality and it looked to be going to script when they opened the scoring in the 27th minute. But the dismissal of defender Dayot Upamecano changed the game and allowed Paderborn to come back into the game. They left it late with their equalizer coming in the injury time to the dismay of Julian Nagelsmann and his players. It was Leipzig’s 11th draw of the season and their fifth in their last seven games. An inability to turn those draws into wins has cost Leipzig dear.
In Alfred Schreuder’s last match in charge of Die Kraichgauer, Hoffenheim earned a 2-2 draw at Dusseldorf after playing the final 81 minutes with 10 men following the dismissal of defender Benjamin Hubner. After both sides drew last weekend, don’t be surprised if this game also ends a tie (+295). Four of Hoffenheim’s last eight games have ended all square. The remaining members of the coaching staff will select the…