Bayer 04 Leverkusen 0-1-0, RB Leipzig 1-0-0
9/26/20 9:30 am
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Bayer 04 Leverkusen is welcoming RB Leipzig to BayArena in a derby match of round 2 in the German Bundesliga.
Leverkusen has had a solid last season where they ended up in 5th place, just 2 points away from the Champions League spot, but they have sold a few of their best players, and this season could not be so good. Leverkusen was playing against Wolfsburg in their first game of the new season, and they have had 60% of ball possession, 3 shots on goal, 4 corner kicks, 0 big chances created, and 81% of the correct passes. This was a hard game for both teams, and the defenses were good on both sides, and this match ended in a 0-0 draw. Bailey and Paulinho are both injured, and they will miss this match. Leverkusen is in 10th place in the standings with 1 point, but still without a scored or conceded a goal this season. Leverkusen has advanced to the next stage in the DFB Pokal, but I think they will miss Havertz and Volland a lot this season because they were Leverkusen’s best players last season. Peter Bosz has remained the head coach for Leverkusen, and there was no reason to replace him because Leverkusen has done a remarkable job last season.
Leipzig is in good form, and they have lost only 1 of their last 6 games. Leipzig has won their last 2 games in a raw, and they have scored 6 goals during that stretch while conceding only 1 goal. In their opening match of the season, Leipzig was hosting Mainz, and they were the dominant team in this match with 72% of ball possession, 10 shots on goal, 7 corner kicks, 3 big chances created, and high 89% of the correct passes. Leipzig has scored two goals in the first half, in the 17th and the 21st minute. In the 48th minute, Leipzig has conceded a goal, but just 3 minutes later, Leipzig has scored another goal. The final result was 3-1 in favor of Leipzig. Forsberg, Poulsen, and Haidara each scored 1 goal for Leipzig so far this season, while Olmo and Forsberg each added 1 assist. Konate, Laimer, Martinez, and Novoa are all injured, and they will not be in the lineup for this match. Leipzig had an excellent run in the Champions League last season, and they have reached the semifinals, and they will also play in the Champions League this season. Leipzig will once again be one of the biggest threats to Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga, but I’m not sure if they have the depth to stay in the title race until the end of the season. Leipzig is playing good soccer, they are good on both ends, and I hope they have a good season.
Leipzig has lost none of their last 9 away games, and they are on a 5-game winning streak. Both Leverkusen and Leipzig are in good form, but Leipzig is the better team here. I will give Leipzig a shot on the road.