RB Leipzig will journey to Borussia-Park on Friday night where they’ll face off against Borussia Monchengladbach at 7:30pm in the Bundesliga. The visitors did the double over their upcoming opponents last season, scoring twice in both affairs, and after two games played in the league so far they sit two points clear of their hosts. Monchengladbach have won once and drawn once, whereas Leipzig are yet to lose or draw a single game.
After their solid DFB Pokal victory over Sandhausen at the beginning of August where they won 1-0, Monchengladbach opened their Bundesliga account for 2019/2020 with a goalless draw on home soil versus Schalke 04. The home side created plenty of opportunities to win the game but couldn’t take any of them, mustering up over fifteen shots and holding the ball far more than the away team. Last time out, they got their first three points of the season though, seeing off Mainz 05 by three goals to one thanks to strikes from Stefan Lainer, Alassane Plea and Breel Embolo.
RB Leipzig faced Osnabruck in the DFB Pokal and were victorious by three goals to two in a much tighter-than-anticipated ninety minutes. They took the lead twice, but their opponents’ late goal to go one behind made it a tense finish. Julian Nagelsmann had no such worries against Union Berlin on the opening weekend of the Bundesliga however, running out 0-4 victors in front of a disappointed but not disheartened Stadion An der Alten Forsterei. More recently, RB Leipzig earned another three points from their win over Eintracht Frankfurt through goals from Timo Werner and Yussuf Poulsen.
Leipzig have been in fine scoring form as of late, bagging two or more goals in each of their last three games in all competitions. In that time, they have hit the net a total of nine times and conceded only three, so they’re looking solid.
RB Leipzig have come away from Borussia-Park with maximum points in all three of their previous visits to the stadium in the Bundesliga, winning by a single goal every time. Their recent form suggests they’re well on their way to make it four wins on the bounce both in terms of this fixture and domestically as a whole.
RB Leipzig have scored in each of their last four away matches.
RB Leipzig have not drawn any of their past nine outings.
Borussia Monchengladbach have scored four times in their last three games, while Leipzig haven netted nine goals in their last three.
There are many injury concerns for fans to worry about ahead of this one, with Jonas Hofmann out for the next few weeks with a medial collateral ligament problem. Lars Stindl is expected to return from a broken leg in November this year, while Julio Villalba, Mamadou Doucoure and Tobias Strobl are all to be assessed nearer the game, but they’re unlikely to play any part. Nico Elvedi and Torben Musel are also not likely to get minutes here.
Much like their opponents, Leipzig supporters should be worried about the amount of injuries plaguing the camp at the moment. Dayot Upamecano is a doubt with an ankle issue, while Jean Kevin Augustin sustained an ankle problem earlier this month too. Striker Timo Werner could be forced to the sidelines with a thigh injury, and Luan Candido may not make the team due to a foot injury. Hannes Wolf should make a comeback in October, while on a positive note Tyler Adams is back in training after a groin injury.