2019-20 Bundesliga – RB Leipzig vs Bayer Leverkusen Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When does RB Leipzig vs Bayer Leverkusen kick off? Sunday 1st March, 2020 – 14:30 (UK)

Where is RB Leipzig vs Bayer Leverkusen being played? Red Bull Arena

What TV channel is RB Leipzig vs Bayer Leverkusen on in the UK? BT Sport have the rights to German Bundesliga matches in the UK, so it is worth checking their schedule

Where can I stream RB Leipzig vs Bayer Leverkusen in the UK? If televised, subscribers can stream the match live on the BT Sport website & app

Where can I get tickets for RB Leipzig vs Bayer Leverkusen?

RB Leipzig – https://www.dierotenbullen.com/de/tickets/tickets-kaufen/tageskarten.html

Bayer Leverkusen – https://ticketshop.bayer04.de/SpielAuswahl

What was the score in the last meeting between RB Leipzig & Bayer Leverkusen? Bayer Leverkusen 1-1 RB Leipzig

THE TEAM NEWS

RB LEIPZIG

  • RB Leipzig kept up the pressure on leaders Bayern Munich with a 5-0 thrashing of Schalke last Saturday, their biggest ever away win in the Bundesliga.
  • Midfielder Laimer is suspended after receiving his fifth yellow card of the season at Schalke, so Haidara is expected to start with the game set to come too soon for Adams.
  • Forsberg is pushing for a recall after scoring at Schalke but he appears to have fallen down the pecking order, with rumours that he could leave in the summer.

Predicted line-up (3-5-2): Gulacsi; Klostermann, Upamecano, Halstenberg; Mukiele, Sabitzer, Nkunku, Haidara, Angelino; Schick, Werner

Unavailable: Kampl (Injured), Konate (Injured), Orban (Injured), Laimer (Suspended)

Doubtful: Adams (Injured), Poulsen (Injured), Ampadu (Injured)

BAYER LEVERKUSEN

  • Bayer Leverkusen made it six successive wins in all competitions with a 3-1 victory at Porto on Thursday, which saw them into the last 16 of the Europa League.
  • Aranguiz remains a doubt having missed the last two games because of illness while Lars Bender will be assessed after coming off with a knock on Thursday.
  • Coach Bosz is likely to rotate after the trip to Portugal so Wendell and Palacios could return to the side, while Alario will continue to deputise for the injured Volland up front.

Predicted line-up (3-4-2-1): Hradecky; Tah, S. Bender, Tapsoba; L. Bender, Palacios, Aranguiz, Wendell; Havertz, Diaby; Alario

Unavailable: Volland (Injured)

Doubtful: Aranguiz (Illness), L. Bender (Injured)

THE PREDICTION

RB Leipzig appear to have got over their recent blip, winning their last two league games and scoring eight goals. Bayer Leverkusen have also been racking up wins and goals in recent weeks so expect a high-scoring clash between two of the Bundesliga's most fearsome attacks.

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