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.
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)
- 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.