RB Leipzig head into this game in confidence mood after their 1-0 win over Olympique Marseille in the Europa League on Thursday. That win meant they have been unbeaten in their past 7 games, winning 4 of them. Although they would have their eyes on the return leg of their Europa League match, it is unlikely that they would rest their star men for this game as a victory here would go a long way in helping their quest for Champions League football next season. They also have just 3 points more than their visitors.
Bayer Leverkusen have failed to score in consecutive Bundesliga games this season after their 0-0 draw against Augsburg the last time out. They would know that this is a game that they have to win if they are serious about finishing inside the top four at the end of this season. Lucas Alario is still suspended for this game, so Kevin Volland who is without a goal for the last 9 games would be tasked with helping with the goals here again.
This game looks almost certain to be a home win because Leipzig tend to play at their very best whenever they host a side inside the top six. They have won 3 and drawn 1 of their last 4 home games against the top six including coming from behind to beat Bayern Munich the last time out.