Bayer Leverkusen – RB Leipzig
Bayer Leverkusen faces RB Leipzig at the BayArena in a match from the second round of the Bundesliga. This is one of the derby matches for the round, so let’s preview it.
Bayer Leverkusen started their Bundesliga campaign with a draw in a difficult visit to Wolfsburg at the Volkswagen Arena. Without the star striker Kai Havertz, who moved to England, Leverkusen must find a way to be dangerous in attack again. They had some chances against Wolfsburg, but the game ended without any goals from both sides.
Against Wolfsburg Peter Bosz chose to put the Argentine striker Lucas Alario at top of the attack while Bellarabi and Diaby operated from both flanks. In the second half Bosz put the new signing Patrick Schick on the pitch, replacing Alario. Don’t be surprised if the Czech international start against Leipzig on Saturday.
RB Leipzig started the 2020/21 season in the Bundesliga by the book – with a win. The Red Bulls faced Mainz 05 at home and enjoyed a solid 3-1 win. Emil Forsberg, Yussuf Poulsen and Amadou Haidara scored for the Champions League 1/2-finalists.
The 2019/20 season was really successful for RB Leipzig as the club reached the Champions League 1/2-finals for a first time in its history. Leipzig made the right decision to appoint Julian Nagelsmann last summer. Now the young manager starts his second season at the club.
The Brazilian winger Paulinho is missing the game for Bayer Leverkusen because of an injury. At the same time Konrad Laimer, Ibrahima Konate and Fabrice Hartmann are unavaliable for RB Leipzig because of the injuries they are recovering from.
Second win for RB Leipzig or a first one for Bayer Leverkusen? These two teams will go hard against each other, you can be sure about that. Let’s see how this one is going to play out on Saturday.