Summary

  • Leipzig host Augsburg on Friday night (20:30 CEST/18:30 GMT).
  • Leipzig could move up to third place.
  • Bayern eyeing sixth straight win on Matchday 6.

RB Leipzig and FC Augsburg kick off Matchday 6 at the Red Bull Arena on Friday evening, but there is plenty more to look forward to in Germany's top flight this weekend! Stick around for all the build-up, action and reaction to the latest round of fixtures.

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Matchday 6 fixtures

All times CEST

Friday 30 September

RB Leipzig - FC Augsburg (20:30)

Saturday 1 October

FC Bayern München - 1. FC Köln (15:30)
Hertha Berlin - Hamburger SV (15:30)
FC Ingolstadt 04 - TSG 1899 Hoffenheim (15:30)
SV Darmstadt 98 - SV Werder Bremen (15:30)
SC Freiburg - Eintracht Frankfurt (15:30)
Bayer 04 Leverkusen - Borussia Dortmund(18:30)

Sunday 2 October
VfL Wolfsburg - 1. FSV Mainz 05 (15:30)
FC Schalke 04 - Borussia Mönchengladbach (17:30)

16:47 - Following in Dad's footsteps?

Augsburg's Philipp Max (son of ex-Gladbach and Schalke striker Martin) turns 23 today. If he features against Leipzig tonight, the left-back could make it a birthday to remember with his very first Bundesliga goal.

Click here for team news on tonight's game.

16:25 - Sörensen and Höger boost for Köln

Good news for Peter Stöger ahead of his side's big clash with Bayern on Saturday. The Billy Goats coach should be able to count on defender Frederik Sörensen and midfielder Marco Höger, who both trained on Friday and have travelled to Bavaria with the squad.

16:00 - 4-4-2? 4-2-3-1? Chicharito or Lewandowski?

Not sure who to pick for your Official Fantasy Bundesliga team this week? Maybe you need some guidance from Matt, our in-house Expert...

15:18 - New pitch for Bayern

The Allianz Arena playing surface has been receiving a bit of TLC...

14:58 - Chicharito vs Aubameyang

Two world class strikers will go head-to-head on Saturday as Javier Hernandez's Leverkusen take on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's Dortmund.

14:37 - Thomas Tuchel on...

...Gonazo Castro: "He's been playing so well I assumed he'd be called up to the Germany squad."

...Christian Pulisic: "He's developed very well, both on and off the pitch."

...Matthias Ginter: "We're so glad we advised him to go to the Olympics. The experience has done him the world of good."

...Bayer 04 Leverkusen: "We're going to need a team tomorrow that's hungry and prepared to give their all."

14:15 - BVB absentees

Marco Reus has returned to light training, while Sven Bender is still in a cast. The rest should be fairly self-explanatory.

14:07 - Final preparations

Werder Bremen take on SV Darmstadt 98 at the Jonathan-Heimes-Stadion am Böllenfalltor on Saturday afternoon.

13:49 - Poulsen: 'We didn't expect this'

Yussuf Poulsen, speaking exclusively to bundesliga.com about Leipzig's outstanding start to the campaign:

"We're a bit surprised - we didn't really expect to make such a good start. Nine points from five games is a good start. Now we have to keep it up and play as we did in the opening games. In Ralph Hasenhüttl, we have a coach who already has Bundesliga experience and knows what the league is all about. If the coach has the same philosophy that has been instilled in the players in recent years and that we trust, then it's a massive help and makes it easier for the team to deliver."

Read the full interview here.

13:30 - Chicharito wins Player of the Month

Bayer 04 Leverkusen's popular Mexican striker polled 72% of your votes to race away with the September award.

Chicharito scored four Bundesliga goals in September, plus another in the Uefa Champions League.

13:15 - 16 Bundesliga stars in Germany squad

Czech Republic and Northern Ireland up next for Germany.

13:05 - Robben return on the radar?

12:03 - Celebrate to the Max?

Augsburg defender Philip Max has made just one appearance as a substitute this season, but a win for his side over RB Leipzig tonight would be the perfect birthday present...

11:45 - Sebastian's super start

See and hear from Sebastian Rode on his excellent start to life at Borussia Dortmund.

11:20 - It's transfer time!

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11:00 - Euro win to boost Schalke's domestic form?

Royal Blues' boss Markus Weinzierl says his side "thoroughly deserved" their 3-1 win over Salzburg last night, and that it will give them confidence going into Sunday's meeting with Borussia Monchengladbach, where his side will seek to earn their first points of the Bundesliga campaign.

Schalke celebrate during their fine win over Salzburg.

10:45 - Birthday boy Nico

10:23 - Mainz on the way home

The 05-ers have a long journey back from Baku ahead of them, but it'll fly by thanks to that fine 3-2 victory over Qäbälä!

10:11 - ICYMI: Oliver Burke on settling in at Leipzig

09:59 - Wins for Mainz and Schalke

It was a good evening for the Bundesliga's two UEFA Europa League participants last night. Schalke eased past Red Bull Salzburg, while Mainz's victory over Qäbälä was their first ever win in European competition. Click on the links below for the full match reports:

Schalke 2-0 Salzburg

Qäbälä 2-3 Mainz

09:46 - Chicharito eyes Dortmund victory

In one of the biggest games of the weekend, Javier Hernandez's Leverkusen take on Borussia Dortmund at the BayArena. Find out what the Mexican megastar has had to say in the run-up to the game right here.

09:21 - Augsburg determined to take points

Augsburg's head coach Dirk Schuster is convinced that his side can collect all three points this evening...

09:02 - Possible line-ups

Apart from the injured Lukas Klostermann, Augsburg have a full squad of players to choose from for Friday's clash at the Red Bull Arena. Augsburg on the other hand are missing several key players, among them Raul Bobadilla, who will miss the match with a shoulder injury. Here is how we think the two teams could line up:

Leipzig: Gulacsi – Bernardo, Orban, Compper, Halstenberg – Ilsanker, Keita – Burke, Kaiser (c), Sabitzer – Selke

Augsburg: Hitz – Verhaegh (c), Gouweleeuw, Hinteregger, Stafylidis – Kacar, Baier – Koo, Altintop, Ji – Finnbogason

8:45 - Third place beckons for RB Leipzig

A quick look at the table shows FC Augsburg could overtake RB Leipzig in the standings with a victory, whereas three points for Leipzig would see them move up to third place.

8:30 - Guten Morgen

Let's kick things off by looking ahead to Friday night’s match-up between RB Leipzig and FC Augsburg. Ralph Hasenhüttl's side have started the campaign in impressive fashion with two wins and three draws, while Augsburg are only two points behind the Bundesliga newcomers. Who will emerge victorious in Matchday 6's curtain raiser? Check out our preview here.