RB Leipzig 10-5-3, Bayer 04 Leverkusen 9-5-4
1/30/21 12:30 pm
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RB Leipzig is hosting Bayer 04 Leverkusen in a derby match of round 19 in the German Bundesliga.
Leipzig is still in the hunt for Bayern Munich in Bundesliga, but because they lost their last Bundesliga game, the difference is now 7 points, and that could be too much for Bayern to gamble away. Leipzig has 35 points, 31 scored goals, and 17 conceded goals, and they are in 2nd place. In their last game, Leipzig was playing against Bayern on the road, and they were the dominant team with 69% of ball possession, 5 shots on goal, 9 corner kicks, 2 big chances created, and 80% of the correct passes. Leipzig was leading twice in the first half, 0-1 and 1-2, but Mainz kept coming back, and they have even scored a leading goal in the 50th minute. Leipzig has created a lot of chances, but they weren’t able to score any more goals, and they ended up losing this match 3-2. Poulsen, Angelino, and Forsberg have each scored 4 goals for Leipzig so far, while Olmo added 5 assists. Laimer, Henrichs, and Szoboszlai are all injured for Leipzig. The title is still within Leipzig’s reach, but they are missing a striker capable of scoring 15-20 goals per season, and unless they get one soon, I don’t see Leipzig winning the Bundesliga title.
Leverkusen has cooled off, and I mean really cooled off, and Leverkusen has won only 2 of their last 7 games. Despite their bad form and results, Leverkusen is in 3rd place with 32 points thanks to their amazing run before the Christmas break. Leverkusen has scored 32 goals so far this season while conceding 18 goals. Leverkusen was hosting Wolfsburg in their last Bundesliga game, and they were the dominant team with 63% of ball possession, 3 shots on goal, 6 corner kicks, 3 big chances created, and a decent 82% of the correct passes. Despite all of their dominance and chances in this game, Leverkusen has conceded a goal in the 35th minute, and they weren’t able to get back into this game. Leverkusen has lost this match 0-1. Alario has scored 8 goals for Leverkusen so far this season, while Schick added 5 goals. Amiri and Bailey have each added 5 assists. Arias, Paulinho, Palacios, Weiser, Bender, Baumgartliner, and Frimpong are all injured for Leverkusen at the moment. Leverkusen is a talented team, and they have plenty of young players, but their biggest problem is that they can’t keep those young talented players once they get even better. I think Leverkusen could end up in the Champions League spot, but the competition is extremely hard this season.
Leipzig has lost only 1 game at home so far this season, and they need to get back on the winning track if they want to stay close to Bayern. Leverkusen has had some success against Leipzig on the road, but will all the injuries in their roster, I don’t see Leverkusen winning here.