Bundesliga – Season Continues – RB Leipzig v Bayer Leverkusen on Match-day 12

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Next Saturday at 3:30pm GMT, on matchday 12 of the Bundesliga, we will see Leipzig play Bayer at Red Bull Arena.

It’s a clash of eighth vs fifteenth, as Leipzig host Bayer at Red Bull Arena.

With the Bundesliga season well into its stride, RB Leipzig have managed to gain 16 points

Following a 3-3 draw against Augsburg, Leipzig will be hoping for more.

Also, Leipzig keep finding ways to win, having secured four victories in their last eight meetings is astonishing this season. With an eighth position in the league and 4 wins, 3 losses and 4 draws, they currently have 16 points in the League having won four games, drawn four matches, and lost three fixtures.

Leipzig have won four fixtures and drawn one game of their five League matches at home this season.

RB Leipzig will have 19 points so far this season, should they secure a win.

Good Attacking Performance

Leipzig will be pleased to have a good goal scoring record so far this season (20). Their stand out attacking players have been Christopher Nkunku (8), Willi Orban (3), and Timo Werner (3). Teams that leak goals on a consistent basis, don’t tend to win anything, such is the situation with Leipzig so far, having conceded 18 goals in their last games so far.

Leipzig’s squad has depth, but even so, Marco Rose is likely to be missing four of they key players when they start Saturday’s game.

Bayer Leverkusen’s campaign so far has seen them accrue nine points this season

Bayer will be hoping for a win, following a disappointing 2-2 home draw against Wolfsburg in their last game.

Also, Xabi Alonso’s Bayer have lost six of their last 11 games this season. With nine points, they currently sit fifteenth in the League. The breakdown for the team’s record is 2 wins, 6 losses and 3 draws having won two fixtures, drawn three matches, and lost six games.

Bayer will travel to Leipzig with a win record on the road that is quite unremarkable, with one win, one dart, and three losse.

A win in this fixture, would take Bayer Leverkusen’s points from 9 to 12, so far this season.

It is likely that two key players will miss Saturday’s fixture, which is something of a concern for Xabi Alonso and his Bayer team.

RB Leipzig v Bayer Leverkusen – Head-to-Heads.

Regarding their historical duels Leipzig and Bayer have faced each other 12 times in the past, with the balance of wins sitting in Leipzig’s favour (6 – 2). Also, four of the previous six matches between Leipzig and Bayer have resulted in a Leipzig win. In their most recent meeting of this fixture was April 2022 and the score line ended up with a 0-1 away win for Bayer Leverkusen.

Other players of note for Leipzig are Willi Orban and Timo Werner with three goals and three goals respectively and for Bayer are Jeremie Frimpong and Kerem Demirbay with five goals each.