RB Leipzig are currently enjoying their best-ever start to a Bundesliga season as they currently sit top of the standings.
After 5 matches, Julian Nagelsmann’s side are still unbeaten and have won four and drawn the other of their fixtures so far.
In striker Timo Werner, they have the league’s joint-second top scorer with 5 goals and the German has scored in four of those five games.
Having drawn at home with Bayern Munich already, it would be fair to say that Leipzig have already passed the first major test to their aspirations this season.
On Saturday afternoon, they come up against a Schalke 04 side that looks to have turned the corner and are enjoying a good run of form.
After taking just a point from their first two games, Schalke have gone on to win all of their last three games, defeating Hertha, Paderborn and Mainz 05.
David Wagner’s side may not be the best test for Leipzig but at the moment, they seem to be doing everything right and will indeed pose serious questions come game time.
Going into the game, Leipzig will miss the services of Konrad Laimer, Hannes Wolf, Tyler Adams, Patrik Schick, Marcel Halstenberg and Kevin Kampl who are all still injured.
For Schalke 04, Benito Raman and Jonas Carls are still injured and will most definitely not be part of the match-day squad.
Last season’s reverse fixture ended 0-0 while Schalke have only defeated Leipzig once since the latter earned promotion to the top flight in 2016.
Leipzig’s two major competitors for this year’s crown-Bayern and Dortmund will also be in action this weekend. The Bavarians will be away to Paderborn while Dortmund hosts Bremen.
Bayern, the other unbeaten side in the division are full of confidence after returning to winning ways last weekend thanks to a 4-0 victory over Koln.
Still without the services of David Alaba and Leon Goretzka, Bayern were pleased to see summer acquisitions Philip Coutinho and Ivan Perisic scored against Koln and will be clear favourites to walk away with all three points at the Benteler Arena.
Bayern are yet to concede a goal against Paderborn and have gone on to win all three of their match-ups, scoring an impressive 16 goals in the process.
For Dortmund, they will be eager to get all three points against Bremen.
The Black and Yellows have not won any of their last two competitive games and conceded late to draw 2-2 away to Frankfurt last weekend.
Against a Bremen side that is struggling for both form and injuries, Dortmund will be expected to walk away with all three points despite being without four first-team players including Matts Hummels.
With all that said, the Bundesliga match-day 6 gets underway on Friday with Union Berlin at home to wobbly Frankfurt.
Union have lost both of their last two games while Frankfurt are winless in their past three competitive fixtures, losing two and drawing the other.
Union comes into the game winless in all their previous 7 matches against Frankfurt and the visitors have gone on to win four of those games including all the last three. However, their latest meeting dates back to March 2012 with both sides still in the second division.
All Bundesliga match-day 6 fixtures
-Union Berlin vs Eintracht Frankfurt @9:30pm
-RB Leipzig vs Schalke 04 @4:30pm
-Hoffenheim vs Borussia Monchengladbach @4:30pm
-Mainz 05 vs Wolfsburg @4:30pm
-Augsburg vs Bayer Leverkusen @4:30pm
-Paderborn vs Bayern Munich @4:30pm
-Borussia Dortmund vs Werder Bremen @7:30pm
-Fortuna Dusseldorf vs Freiburg @4:30pm
-Koln vs Hertha Berlin @7pm