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Match Preview RB Leipzig vs Bayer Leverkusen: RB Leipzig looks to avenge opening day loss to Bayer Leverkusen

RB Leipzig didn’t get off to the start they wanted in 2024, losing 1-0 to Eintracht Frankfurt. However, they remain in fourth place in the Bundesliga. The hosts will be looking to avenge their 3-2 opening day loss to Bayer Leverkusen, the surprising Bundesliga leaders.

The “Red Bulls” have lost just one of their last five home matches against Leverkusen (3 wins, 1 draw), so they can feel confident at home. However, they have now conceded at least one goal in each of their last five matches in all competitions at home (4 wins, 1 draw). They will need to be more solid defensively, especially considering that their three clean sheets at home in the league this year have come against teams in the bottom half of the table (2 wins, 1 draw).

Leverkusen, on the other hand, are unbeaten in 17 league matches (14 wins, 3 draws). They recently won 1-0 at Augsburg, extending their unbeaten run and recording their third consecutive clean sheet in the Bundesliga. However, they will be without three players for the Africa Cup of Nations and Victor Boniface is injured until April. Manager Xabi Alonso will need to rely on other members of the squad to step up.

Both teams have the potential to score goals, so this match is shaping up to be a close one. The players to watch include Yussuf Poulsen (RB Leipzig), who has scored three goals in this fixture, and Patrick Schick (RB Leipzig), who has scored four goals in his last four matches against Leverkusen, including one in March 2020.

Hot stat: Leipzig is unbeaten in their last five Bundesliga matches against the league leaders (3 wins, 2 draws).

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