Bundesliga: RB Leipzig vs Augsburg Preview

RB Leipzig

21 December 2019 live

15:30 UTC

Bundesliga

Augsburg

 

RB Leipzig enter this clash having lost just two of their last 25 Bundesliga home fixtures (W15, D8, L2), while leading at half-time in each of those wins. Impressively, 11 of these wins have come by at least a two-goal margin, and each of the eight draws have featured under 2.5 goals.
Scoring first could be Leipzig’s key to victory, with the ‘Red Bulls’ winning nine of the ten Bundesliga games in which they have scored the opening goal this campaign. However, home boss Julian Nagelsmann will be concerned that his side have kept just one single clean sheet across their first seven top-flight home fixtures this campaign.
In-form Augsburg have won five of their last six Bundesliga matches (W5, D1), netting a first-half opener in five of those six games. They also kept a clean sheet in eight of the 12 halves of football played during that period.
Away from home, the visitors have registered two clean sheets from their last four league games (W2, D2), netting the opener in the five minutes before half-time in two. However, the ‘Fuggerstädter’ may want to keep it tight in the opening 15 minutes, as no Bundesliga side has conceded more goals (six) during that period on the road.
Players to watch: Timo Werner has scored Leipzig’s opening goal in four of the five home Bundesliga games where he has scored this season.
All seven of Florian Niederlechner’s league goals this term have come as Augsburg’s first or last goalscorer.

Stat attack: Leipzig’s home league fixtures this term have averaged 2.14 first-half goals per game – a league high.
Augsburg can only boast a positive Bundesliga goal difference on the road (+2) in one 15-minute period this season (31st-45th minute).
Each of the last five league H2Hs (all venues) have seen the half-time result mirrored at the final whistle.

 

What time is kick off?
The match begins at 15:30.