Tip: Both Teams To Score/Goals Over 2.5
1. Leipzig's Christopher Nkunku has scored or assisted in five of his last seven Bundesliga appearances
2. Leverkusen have lost three times at home but are otherwise unbeaten on the road
3. Since 2019, Leipzig has had Leverkusen's number by winning twice with three draws
The last fixture for Bundesliga's round of 13 concludes with a fiery encounter between two of the most exciting sides in the league on display. The home side, RB Leipzig, is at least three positions below their desired abode. On the flip side, Leverkusen has remained content with a fourth spot.
Leipzig comes into this game from an exciting series of games that saw them draw with Frankfurt, earn a victory over Dortmund, lose to Hoffenheim and ultimately thrash Club Brugge with five goals in the Champions League group stages. Leverkusen has had a mixed bag in terms of their last three league games. They lost one, drew the next, and won the last one. In their recent Europa league outing, they came out as victors against Celtic.
Though Die Werkself is three positions above the home side, they remain at a disadvantage due to the form of Nkunku. If the French CAM can carry his blistering UCL form in this fixture, Gerardo Seoane's men will be in deep trouble. Die Roten Bullen's manager Jesse Marsch has not had a particularly great start to this season.
Despite being only three points outside the top four, Leipzig has recorded their worst start ever to a Bundesliga season. But now, Seoane is slowly picking up his side to perform consistently. Leverkusen will remain worried about Florian Wirtz, who enjoyed a terrific form in his first seven league games. He had scored or assisted in all of those seven. Unfortunately, we are yet to witness any contribution from him since their last three games.
The visitors will be without Julian Baumgartlinger, Mitchel Bakker, and Timothy Fosu-Mensah for their sustained injuries. The home side will be lacking the services of Marcel Halstenberg, Daniel Olmo, Yussuf Poulsen, Marcelo Saracchi, and Peter Gulacsi. Others like Mohamed Simakan, Dominik Szoboszlai, and Amadou Haidara remain doubtful over their selection.