With Champions League fever taking over from this weekend, Young Boys will host RB Leipzig in their first match of Champions League.
- Young Boys are unbeaten in last 17 games
- Young Boys haven't lost at home in last 22 games
- RB Leipzig have scored 11 goals in last 3 games
The Swiss league has been dominated by Young Boys in the last few months, but now they face RB Leipzig, an opponent that can test their mettle. This match promises to be an exciting one since Leipzig also have been lethal this season.
Young Boys Form
Young Boys may not be the biggest name in the Champions League football scene, but they offer to be one of the most exciting teams this season. After destroying their opponents in qualification matches, they have earned a place in the Champions League.
The Swiss side have an undefeated streak of 17 games and an impeccable home record of 22 games without a loss. A strong defense and a compact old school style are two of the things that distinguish Young Boys from other teams. They have not conceded a goal in the last four games. They only conceded 30 goals from 36 games last season in the Swiss league, which speaks volumes about Young Boys' defensive tuning.
RB Leipzig Form
After a brutal 3-0 win against FC Bayern in the Super Cup, RB Leipzig has continued to carry forward the momentum of their season. They have played stunning attacking football since then. Leipzig have just unlocked a new level of attack after signing players like Xavi Simons and Fabio Carvalho.
It seems that everything is clicking for them right now, and they will want to continue this in the Champions League. They have all the potential in their squad to tumble any team, and with early indications of a great campaign, Leipzig are up for a challenge.
So far, RB Leipzig and Young Boys haven't met in any competitive match.
At the moment, Young Boys have no big injury concerns. Only David Ballmoos, who is already out of the season, will miss this match due to a knee injury.
Even though RB Leipzig performed well on the field without some key players, their camp has some injuries to deal with. Amadou Haidara is still recovering from a calf injury and is yet to return to training. Dani Olmo is doubtful due to a sprained knee, El Bitshiabu is also nursing a knee injury. Lukas Klostermann, as well as Willi Orban, are both ill and doubtful for this match.
Since arriving at RB Leipzig, Xavi Simons has emerged as a sensation and is expected to play a major role all season. His energetic footwork makes him difficult to stop. He has scored three goals and provided four assists in his four league appearances. Simons will be hoping to continue this trend in the Champions League as well.
Young Boys midfielder Filip Urgrinic is one of the main reasons for their recent success. As a dominant player in Young Boys’ midfield, it will be first task for Leipzig to neutralize him. Urgrinic can be a significant threat to Leipzig if he finds his rhythm in the middle of the park.
Everyone considers RB Leipzig the favourites for this match, but Young Boys cannot be underestimated. They have been relentless in recent times with an unbeaten record of 17 games in recent times. In Leipzig's attack versus Young Boys' defence battle, it will be interesting to see who comes out on top.