Summary

  • Bundesliga's newest club meet oldest.
  • Leipzig prevailed 4-0 in Hamburg earlier this term.
  • Walace could make HSV debut.

In only the second clash in the clubs' history, Bundesliga new boys RB Leipzig welcome the league's most experienced club, Hamburger SV on Saturday afternoon (kick-off 15:30CET/14:30GMT).

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RB Leipzig have been on a slight downward turn in recent matchdays. The 1-0 loss at Borussia Dortmund last weekend made it three defeats in six games for Ralph Hasenhüttl's side, meaning a repeat of the the Eastern upstarts' 4-0 victory on Matchday 3 against Hamburg would be welcome at the Red Bull Arena.

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Having secured a first victory of 2017 against Bayer 04 Leverkusen last weekend, Hamburg are on an upward curve, underlined by a 2-0 victory against 1. FC Köln in the DFB Cup. Exciting new Brazilian midfielder Walace is yet to make a full Bundesliga debut, although if he features this weekend it will be a baptism of fire: Leipzig have the league's best home record (W8 D1).

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Match Stats

  • After starting the season with 13-game unbeaten run, Leipzig have lost three of the last six.
  • The Bundesliga new boys managed fewer shots on goal against Dortmund (two) than in any of their previous top-flight matches.
  • The game pits the Bundesliga's newest addition, Leipzig, against the only ever-present founding member, Hamburg.
  • Matchday 3's contest ended 4-0 in Leipzig's favour - their biggest Bundesliga win to date and HSV's heaviest defeat of the current campaign.
  • After taking only two points from their first 10 games of the season, Hamburg have collected 14 in the ensuing nine.
  • HSV won more tackles in the win over Leverkusen (131) than in any of their previous games this season.

The Venue - Red Bull Arena