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)

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Match Stats

  • 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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