After a series almost cost side RB Leipzig a chance to stay on top of the Bundesliga table, it will be all systems go this weekend. The side plays host to last-placed Paperborn at the Red Bull Arena. The match schedules for Saturday with kickoff at 16:30 GMT.
RB Leipzig gained an inch close on the gap with second-placed Borussia Dortmund with a win over Koln. The side came from a goal down to seal a comfortable 4-2 win. The win makes the side unbeaten since the return of the Bundesliga with two wins and two draws.
Paderborn is having their worst season in the Bundesliga currently last with imminent relegation for the side. The side had three consecutive draws since the return of the Bundesliga. A 6-1 thrashing at the hands of BVB was enough to seal the sinking ship.
Julian Nagelsmann’s men will be looking to edge closer BVB in the race to clinch their first Bundesliga title in over a decade. However, RB Leipzig will benefit from the rising stars in the squad that is making the difference for the side.
Will Julian Nagelsmann seal the last nail on the coffin for Paderborn, or will Paperborn pull off a shocking win during the weekend?
RB Leipzig vs. SC Paderborn 07 Head to Head
Both sides have four games in their Bundesliga history. Paderborn are yet to seal a win over side RB Leipzig. Here is a look at their past encounters:
SC Paderborn 2-3 RB Leipzig
SC Paderborn 0-1 RB Leipzig
RB Leipzig 2-0 SC Paderborn
RB Leipzig 2-1 SC Paderborn
RB Leipzig Team News
Timo Werner is having a breakthrough season in the Bundesliga netting 25 goals. The German International is attracting attention from various clubs with the contract running out. However, the German focuses on gaining Champions league football.
Right-winger Marcel Sabitzer is also becoming a threat to the side. Center forward, Yussuf Poulsen recently picked up an ankle injury. He has been a threat in the camp managing to net several winning goals.
SC Paderborn 07 Team News
Gellhaus is having consistency troubles in his camp. A series of inconsistent performances has led to the under performance in the camp. The side has failed to register a win in their last six matches.
Prediction and Odds
We expect RB Leipzig to have a comfortable breeze this weekend against an under performing side, Paderborn 07.
RB Leipzig Win
Goals Over 2.5
RB Leipzig First Team to Score
Werner to Score