Bundesliga: RB Leipzig vs Borussia Monchengladbach Match Preview
The last Saturday’s match is unquestionably the most thrilling one as RB Leipzig welcome Borussia Monchengladbach. Both sides with similar approach will lock horns against each other.
Date: Saturday, 16th September 2017
Kick-off at 17:30 UK / 18:30 CET / 22:00 IST
Venue: Red Bull Arena, Leipzig.
Die Rotten Bullen hosted Monaco in the historical match for the home side as they played in UEFA Champions League for the first time. The match with Monaco ended in a 1-1 draw, it was an even match with a few chances.
The Champions League fixture against Monaco might impair Leipzig’s performance on Saturday. The Red Bulls don’t possess deep squad so they might see some rotation or weakening. Either way, the key players might be fatigued on Saturday.
Gladbach have registered a win, draw and defeat in the first three matches of the season. Unlike Leipzig, they won’t compete in any European competition this season due to horrible results in the previous campaign.
Gladbach will be happy to leave Red Bull Arena with a point. Therefore, they will cautiously enter the match and wait for counter-attack openings since they have several players able to execute lightning fast attacks. Gladbach’s defense seems shaky at the moment, so they will be prepared to chase the result.
Leipzig: Gulacsi – Bernardo, Orban, Upamecano, Halstenberg – Kampl, Laimer – Sabitzer, Bruma – Augustin, Werner
Absentees: Keita (groin), Compper (illness)
Gladbach: Sommer – Elvedi, Ginter, Vestergaard, Wendt – Hazard, Kramer, Cuisance, Herrmann – Raffael, Stindl (c)
Absentees: Drmic (match fitness), Benes (broken metatarsal), Grifo (light training), Traore (thigh), Strobl (ligament damage)
The two sides met only two times so far. In Leipzig, Red Bulls had to satisfy only for a point while they grabbed the victory at Borussia Park.