RB Leipzig have the chance to put more distance between themselves and the rest of the Bundesliga when they kick off Matchday 12 with their visit to SC Freiburg on Friday (kick-off 20:30CET/19:30GMT).
The Schwarzwald-Stadion had been a fortress for Freiburg prior to Matchday 10, but VfL Wolfsburg's 3-0 win ended an impressive unbeaten run on home turf for Christian Streich’s side. That was followed by a 4-2 defeat at 1.FSV Mainz 05, but Freiburg remain in mid-table and have the prospect of becoming the first side to beat Leipzig this season to help motivate them. The hosts won 2-1 when the two sides last met in March, part of Freiburg’s title winning campaign in Bundesliga 2.
Leipzig’s gripping, come-from-behind win at Bayer 04 Leverkusen in Matchday 11’s opening fixture saw them rise to first place, and they stayed there thanks to Borussia Dortmund’s 1-0 victory over FC Bayern München. Playing on a Friday for the second week in a row gives Ralph Hasenhüttl’s side a great chance to put pressure on the chasing pack and extend their superb unbeaten start to their first season in the Bundesliga.