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.