RB Leipzig’s unbeaten start to the 2019/20 Bundesliga season came to an end last weekend.
After a brilliant start that saw Julien Nagglesmann’s side win four and drawn the other at home to Bayern Munich, they were beaten 3-1 by Schalke 04 this past weekend.
The loss to Schalke cast a shadow onto Leipzig’s title credentials and they will need to bounce back on Saturday when they travel away to Bayer Leverkusen.
Leipzig’s treatment room is starting to get spacious as only six players are now injured and will definitely be out of the match-day 7 game.
For Leverkusen, they are coming off a 3-0 loss away to Juventus in the Champions League.
Defeat to the Old Lady ended a run of two consecutive victories. Bayer had before then defeated both Union Berlin and Augsburg.
Peter Bosz’s side have been performing fairly ok in the league this season, winning four drawing one and losing just once in six outings.
The loss came at the hands of Borussia Dortmund on match-day 4, one they can be forgiven for.
After making a return to the Champions League this season, Leverkusen are targeting consecutive appearances and know that bwing strong at home is the way to go so they will definitely be targeting points against title hopefuls-Leipzig.
Leverkusen’s record against Leipzig has been wanting ever since the latter were promoted to the top flight in 2016. In the previous six encounters, Saturday’s visitors have won four and lost just one whilst the other ending in a draw.
Bayer have also never defeated Leipzig at the Bayer Arena, losing two and drawing the other of their three match-ups so far.
Last season, Leipzig beat Bayer home and away including a 4-2 victory in the reverse fixture.
One of the most interesting fixtures of match-day 7 will be the visit of Dortmund to Freiburg.
Dortmund are always expected to challenge Bayern in every Bundesliga season and have come close on several occasions to winning it.
This season has seen Lucien Favre’s side start shakily and they currently sit a disappointing 8th on the log after just 6 games.
Their last two league games have all ended in 2-2 draws, away to Frankfurt and at home to Bremen.
With the goals going in at the other end, the main problem has been in defence as they have conceded in all but one of their games this season.
With goals leaking in, Dortmund need to be worry of a Freiburg side that have been the surprise package of the division so far.
After six games this season, Freiburg are third on the log, just a single point behind leaders Bayern Munich.
Four wins and a draw in those games have put them on 13 points out of a possible 18, their best start to a Bundesliga season in ages.
Against Dortmund, they face their first big test to if they can sustain the good start to the season and push as high as possible.
Last season, Dortmund walloped Freiburg 4-0 in the reverse fixture. The victory means that Dortmund have now gone 14 games without defeat to Saturday’s opposition.
Still on Saturday, Bayern Munich will be hoping to maintain top spot when they host Hoffenheim at the Allianz Arena.
Currently, Nico Kovac’s side are the only unbeaten side in the division having won four and drawn just two of their opening six games.
Coming off a 7-2 victory away to Tottenham Hotspur in the champions league, Bayern must be confident of three points on Saturday.
For Hoffenheim, are on a bad run of form and are winless in their last four games (D2 L2).
They sit in the bottom half of the table and are showing no signs of improvement any time soon.
The 3-0 loss to Monchengladbach last week means they have accumulated only five points from six games this season.
All Bundesliga match-day 7 fixtures
-Hertha Berlin vs Fortuna Dusseldorf @9:30pm
-Bayern Munich vs Hoffenheim @4pm
-Bayer Leverkusen vs RB Leipzig @4pm
-Freiburg vs Borussia Dortmund @4pm
-Perdaborn vs Mainz 05 @4pm
-Schalke 04 vs Koln @4pm
-Borussia Monchengladbach vs Augsburg @7:30pm
-Wolfsburg vs Union Berlin @4:30pm
-Eintrancht Frankfurt vs Werder Bremen @7pm