RB Leipzig will look to stretch their unbeaten run on the highway to a membership report 9 matches after they tackle Augsburg on Saturday, with Julian Nagelsmann’s staff an early darkish horse within the Bundesliga title race of what is going to be a really busy season.
With quintuple winners Bayer Munich and Borussia Dortmund having already slipped up early, the pandemic-adjusted calendar will favour consistency greater than in earlier years.
Surprise Champions League semi-finalists in August, Leipzig have to this point hardly missed a beat because the departure of prime striker Timo Werner to Chelsea and prime the standings on seven factors.
With eight objectives coming from seven totally different gamers of their first three Bundesliga video games, Leipzig appear to have a plethora of choices up entrance led by Denmark’s Yussuf Poulsen.
Nagelsmann won’t have a variety of time to organize with near 10 gamers returning progressively this week from nationwide staff duties. Marcel Sabitzer can be nonetheless uncertain after coaching alone following muscle issues.
But the coach might even have Ibrahima Konate again within the squad towards Augsburg after the tall French central defender recovered from a hip damage and returned to staff coaching.
Bayern, one level behind on six, will journey to Arminia Bielefeld after Thursday’s delayed German Cup first spherical towards Dueren.
Promoted Arminia haven’t misplaced at dwelling within the first and second division in additional than a 12 months and with many Bayern gamers taking part in their third and even fourth sport in 10 days there may very well be room for a shock.
“It is difficult to say,” Bayern coach Hansi Flick stated when requested if the frequency of video games might affect the staff’s efficiency. “No one is complaining about the many matches. We have to accept the situation as it is.”
The champions’ busy schedule continues with the primary Champions League group match towards Atletico Madrid on Wednesday and Flick is anticipated to rotate closely till then.
Dortmund, additionally on six factors, journey to Hoffenheim, with prime striker Erling Haaland in very good kind after his hat-trick for Norway of their 4-0 Nations League over Romania on Sunday.