Bayer Leverkusen and RB Leipzig meet at BayArena, in a match for the 12th round of the Bundesliga. In the last 3 years there is only record of 2 direct confrontations between these two teams: one on 08-04-2017, which ended in a victory of the RB Leipzig by (1-0), and another more recent on 11-18-2016 , which ended in a victory of RB Leipzig by (2-3). The condition home / away deserves particular attention, because despite this being a match between 9th and 2nd of the league table, it is actually a match between the 4th classified in home matches and the 5th as a visitor.
Bayer Leverkusen :
The home team is currently in the 9 th position of the league, with 16 points won, after 4 wins, 4 draws and 3 losses. In the penultimate match, they won in a home match against Köln, by (2-1). In the last match, they tied in an away match against Augsburg, by (1-1). This is a stronger team in his stadium, where he has won 11 points, against only 5 in his away matches. In the last match they played, for the Friendlies, they tied with MSV Duisburg at home (3-3).
For this competition, they have not lost any of the last 5 home matches. They have not been very strong defensively, since they have suffered goals in 8 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored at least one goal in each of the last 10 matches for this competition. In their away matches there is a tendency for goals, since 38 of the last 56 matches have ended with Over 2,5 goals. In 11 games played in this competition, he got the comeback in 2 of the 5 games in which he suffered the first goal.
Bayer Leverkusen debuted in this edition of the German championship in a way not very positive, accumulating two losses in the first three days, but now seems to live its best moment in the competition, being unbeaten six days ago, having won three victories in that period . In his last match, he had a good performance away from home, with few wrong passes and greater possession of the ball, but he did not achieve more than a draw against Augsburg. The offensive performance in that match did not reflect what the team had previously presented, since it owns the third best attack of the competition. Playing at home, he has the fourth best season and remains undefeated in his domains. The one who has been gaining prominence is right-back Lars Bender.
RB Leipzig :
The away team is currently in the 2 nd position, with 22 points won, after 7 wins, 1 draw and 3 losses. In the penultimate match, they lost in an away match against Bayern München, by (2-0). In the last match, they won in a home match against Hannover 96, by (2-1). This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, since they have won 9 points in away matches and 13 at their stadium, with 7 goals scored and 8 conceded at home, against 11 goals scored and 5 conceded at home. For the league, RB Leipzig won 9 points out of 18 possible points, after 3 wins and 3 losses in the last 6 matches as a visitor. The team has conceded goals in 8 of the last 10 matches, so they have not presented great defensive solidity, but their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 11 matches for this competition, they have conceded the first goal 6 times, but have won the first leg in 3. There is 1 period that stands out in the last 10 away matches for all competitions: they have scored 5 of their 13 goals between minutes (46 minutes) -60 ‘).
The RB Leipzig continues to make a great campaign in the German championship and lives a great moment in the competition, considering that it has accumulated five victories in the last six days, having lost in that period only against the leader Bayern Munich. Based on the numbers of the championship, it is possible to affirm that the team is characterized by having a good offensive system, which stopped balancing the adversary network in only three games until now. On the last day, he had more possession of the ball and finished more than the opponent, but scored the winning goal in the final minutes of the game. As a visitor, he owns the fifth best campaign, although he has lost half of the matches played in that condition. For the time being, the coach only used the team in the 4-2-2-2 and must keep forward Werner, who was chosen as the player of the game on the last day.
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