Naby Keita starts for Leipzig against Leverkusen on Saturday. - © © gettyimages / Maja Hitij
Naby Keita starts for Leipzig against Leverkusen on Saturday. - © © gettyimages / Maja Hitij

Leipzig - Leverkusen: Line-ups and statistics

RB Leipzig go in search of a third consecutive league victory when they host Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday (kick-off 15:30CEST/13:30GMT).

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Lukas Klostermann remains Leipzig’s only absentee, meaning Ralph Hasenhüttl could name the same team that beat Mainz 3-2 at the OPEL ARENA on Wednesday.

Leverkusen skipper Lars Bender remains sidelined with an ankle injury, despite undergoing a successful operation in Munich this week, while Jonathan Tah is a doubt with a thigh injury.

Leipzig: Gulacsi - Bernardo, Orban (c), Compper, Ilsanker - Demme, Keita - Forsberg, Burke, Sabitzer - Werner

Coach: Ralph Hasenhüttl
Absentees: Klostermann (cruciate ligament)

Leverkusen: Leno - Wendell, Toprak (c), Jedvaj, Hilbert - Kamp, Baumgartlinger - Bellarabi, Havertz, Brandt - Volland

Coach: Tayfun Korkut
Absentees:Tah (thigh), Bender (ankle)

Match Stats

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    Leipzig against Leverkusen is the duel of the two current youngest Bundesliga teams.Leipzig won the reverse fixture 3-2 to move to the top spot in the Bundesliga for the first time in their history.Willi Orban opened his Bundesliga account in that fixture.RB have scored seven goals in their past two games.Emil Forsberg has provided more assists than any other player in the Bundesliga or Europe's top five leagues (13).For the first time in 2017, Leipzig could make it three wins in a row.Leverkusen are once again closer to a place in Europe next season than they are to the relegation zone.Kevin Volland has scored five goals in his last eight Bundesliga games, after going ten games without scoring.

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