Leipzig can go 13 games without a loss

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Leipzig can go 13 games without a loss

By Jonathan Dicks   @Jonathan_Dicks

Leipzig are looking for their 13th straight game without a defeat in all competitions, while Werder will want to end the first half of the season on a high-note after getting rolled over by Bayern midweek.

Marcel Halstenberg.
Marcel Halstenberg. Photo: Steffen Prößdorf, CC BY-SA 4.0

Werder Bremen


The newly-promoted club are 7th in the table. Sensational stuff. A stable defensive unit combined with efficient play between Marvin Ducksch and Niclas Füllkrug up front should be credited.
Füllkrug’s magical season continued on Thursday, when he received a call-up to the German national team from Hansi Flick. The star striker will return to the starting lineup on Saturday, while Niklas Stark is likely to replace the injured Milos Veljkovic in defense.

Werder have only defeated Leipzig two times in the ten matches they’ve played.

When asked about their huge loss to Bayern, Ole Werner said, “You just have to acknowledge that on the day we wouldn’t have won that game no matter how we had played. For me, it’s about what we can take away and learn from it. – We’re constantly challenging ourselves to improve.”

Team News


Veljkovic has been ruled out, while Michael Zetterer, Felix Agu and Manuel Mbom are also unavailable.

RB Leipzig


Under Marco Rose, Leipzig have been brought back to life and are steadily climbing back up the table. A big reason for their success if of course Christopher Nkunku, who has an incredible 17 goals across all competitions thus far.

The Red Bull club took care of business against Freiburg on Wednesday, with Dominik Szoboszlai putting out another creative performance. However, they are now forced to make some changes defensively due to several players dealing with injuries.


A victory would earn Leipzig their 6th straight win in a row.

In his press conference, Rose said, “I am pleased for Niclas Füllkrug that he has been called-up to the World Cup squad. I hope that he’s not so successful tomorrow! But after that I will be a Germany and Füllkrug fan.”

Team News


Mohamed Simakan and Abdou Diallo are doubts, while Josko Gvardiol is questionable. Captain Peter Gulacsi, Konrad Laimer and Timo Werner remain out with injuries.

More about the match

Rose reveals three defenders are doubts for the weekend

More about the teams

Bundesliga Team of Week: Matchday 14
Kicker: Gosens not in Germany’s World Cup squad – Günter, Klostermann and Adeyemi included
Predicted Bundesliga lineups: Matchday 15
Flick explains decision to call up Götze, Füllkrug and Moukoko
Füllkrug thanks teammates and Werner for his World Cup nomination

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