- Leipzig head for Leverkusen in record-breaking form.
- Hosts beginning to come good after inconsistent start.
- Visitors aiming to extend unbeaten run.
Bayer 04 Leverkusen face the daunting task of attempting to stop the Bundesliga’s most in-form side, RB Leipzig, with the visitors eager to ink new top-flight records when the sides meet in the Matchday 11 opener at the BayArena on Friday 18 November (kick-off 20:30CET/19:30GMT).
Roger Schmidt's Leverkusen – currently in eighth place – are enjoying their best run of form in the present campaign, Die Werkself having won their last three games in all competitions. A 3-2 victory against SV Darmstadt 98 last time out was due, in no small part, to the in-form Julian Brandt whose man-of-the-match performance was adorned with his first Bundesliga goal of the season.
Leipzig continue to take their maiden campaign in the Bundesliga to new heights with Ralph Hasenhüttl's side now ranked alongside FC Bayern München at the head of the standings. Their 3-1 win at home to 1. FSV Mainz 05 on Matchday 10 was a fifth successive triumph and came courtesy of a Timo Werner brace and Emil Forsberg's fourth goal of the season.
- Leipzig are level on points with Bayern with just under a third of the season gone.
- Hasenhüttl’s team are the only side to have won their last five Bundesliga games.
- No team has managed a winning streak of more than five top-flight games so far this term.
- For the first time in Bundesliga history, three teams remain unbeaten after ten matches, namely Bayern, TSG 1899 Hoffenheim and Leipzig.
- Should Leipzig avoid defeat in Leverkusen, they will become the first promoted team to go 11 consecutive Bundesliga games unbeaten at the start of a season.
- As a newly promoted side, Leipzig's 24 points after ten rounds of matches is bettered only by Kaiserslautern's haul of 25 points following their promotion in 1997.