Willi Orban, Emil Forsberg and Timo Werner will play host to Jonathan Tah, Julian Brandt and Leon Bailey on Monday night. - © © DFL DEUTSCHE FUSSBALL LIGA
Willi Orban, Emil Forsberg and Timo Werner will play host to Jonathan Tah, Julian Brandt and Leon Bailey on Monday night. - © © DFL DEUTSCHE FUSSBALL LIGA

RB Leipzig and Bayer Leverkusen are ready to Rock with You in Monday night special

You know that Emil Forsberg just had to Be Startin' Somethin' when the RB Leipzig attacker described his team's recent Bundesliga win against Hannover as a 'Thriller,' yet will the triumphant shirt colours come in Black or White when Bayer Leverkusen visit Saxony on Monday?

That's right, Bundesliga fans, with Monday night football's big match stat preview singing from the hymn sheet of Michael Jackson's back catalogue, You are Not Alone in thinking the post weekend action could well provide us with one of the games of the season. Die Werkself would have gone into this game on an incredible eleven game unbeaten run on the road had Heiko Herrlich's side not suffered a [Smooth] Criminal loss at struggling Cologne on Matchday 27.

Watch: Timo Werner and Leon Bailey hit the target when these sides last met!

They arrive in Germany's former east this week to face a Dangerous task against a Leipzig team that have never lost against Leverkuen in the Bundesliga, and one that is looking to go five matches unbeaten in the top flight for the first time this term. Indeed, even the likes of Bayern Munich were made to Beat It from the Red Bull Arena in 2017/18, where Ralph Hasenhüttl's charges have failed to lose a Bundesliga game in any of their four home matches against sides in the top six.  

Of course, nobody wants to see Blood on the Dance Floor when this game's in-form protagonists do battle. But Do you Remember The Time when Timo Werner and Leon Bailey last came face to face? Both were on the scoresheet in an exceptionally entertaining 2-2 draw on Matchday 12 last October.

Kevin Volland was also on target for Leverkusen in that game, and despite the 25-year-old being just one goal shy of his 50th in the Bundesliga for his current club, we can hear him sigh, Leave me Alone, when we remind you he has failed to find the target in 724 minutes.

Yet we have to admit we're pretty pumped about this Bailey versus Werner dual, Can you Feel It? Just take a look at these boys' numbers: home hero Timo - on target in Leipzig's midweek Europa League win against Marseille - has scored eleven and provided five assists in the Bundesliga this season. And it's almost like Werner is looking at a Man in the Mirror as far as Bailey's stats are concerned, the Jamaican managing nine goals and five assists for Bayer. 

Watch: Leipzig's counter-attacking masterclass!

Blame it on their strikers, blame it on the tactics, blame it on the fact that these are the two youngest teams in the Bundesliga, or even Blame it on the Boogie, whatever: but the only two sides to have had more shots in the current campaign after runaway leaders Bayern Munich are Leipzig [412] and Leverkusen [417].

You could also put it down to what Bayer hero Julian Brandt described as, "fantastic players and great characters," within the Leverkusen set-up. That's the same Brandt who, it seems, Never Can Say Goodbye to Bayer, the on-field trickster showing the love for his club by penning a contract extension at the BayArena this week.

So, having endured our Bad take on Emil Forsberg's post-Hannover Michael Jackson challenge, we insist you tune in and follow every second of Monday night's Leipzig versus Leverkusen footballing spectacular. In fact, Don't Stop Til' You Get Enough on bundesliga.com and across our social channels. Now, where to put this leftover Billie Jean reference?

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