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?RB Leipzig vs Schalke 04: match preview & lineups

Sat 28 September 2019 | 12:19

Schalke will play the most interesting match of the Bundesliga 6th round as they go against RB Leipzig tonight at Red Bull Arena.

Leipzig has been a phenomenon this season as they raced to the top of the standings and as of now, they remain the only one along with Bayern to stand unbeaten in the whole competition.

Their opponent, on the other hand, are not far behind. They are on a three-game winning streak and have lost just once this season, which had come against defending champions Bayern.

Teams’ background

Leipzig have lost just one of their six Bundesliga meetings with FC Schalke 04 as they won 3 and drew 2. The defeat was in Gelsenkirchen in August 2017 where they lost 0-2.

It is good to know that Schalke have scored fewer goals per Bundesliga game against Leipzig than against any other current top-flight side.

An interesting fact is that with 13 points after five games, Leipzig have made their best ever Bundesliga start. Their previous record was nine points from the opening five matchdays.

Leipzig are unbeaten in their last nine Bundesliga home games, winning 4 and drawing 5. If they avoid defeat against Schalke, they would equal their club record in the top flight of 10 straight home games without a loss.

On the other hand, Schalke 04 are unbeaten in their last six Bundesliga away games, winning 3 and drawing 3 as well. The last time they went longer without losing on the road was between May and November 2009.

Possible lineups

RB Leipzig: Gulacsi, Konate, Upamecano, Orban, Mukiele, Demme, Saracchi, Sabitzer, Forsberg, Y. Poulsen, Ti. Werner.

Schalke 04: Nubel, Kenny, Stambouli, Nastasic, Oczipka, Mascarell, S. Serdar, Caligiuri, Uth, Harit, G.Burgstaller.

Match info

Date: ​ ​Saturday, 28 September

​Time: 15:30 CET

Venue: Red Bull Arena

Referee: Manuel Gräfe


source: SportMob