Preview - RasenBallsport Leipzig vs Nuernberg 08 October 18

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Match Day 7
RasenBallsport Leipzig vs Nuernberg
Monday, October 8th, 2018
01:00am (GMT+8 Timing)
Stadium: Red Bull Arena

RasenBallsport Leipzig:   
Last five matches form: D W D W W
Average goals per match: 1.67
Average goals against per match: 1.50
Top Scorer: Jean-Kevin Augustin & Yussuf Poulsen (3)

Last five matches form: D D W L W
Average goals per match: 1.17
Average goals against per match: 1.67
Top Scorer: Mikael Ishak (2)

Following a slightly stuttering start RB Leipzig seem to have discovered a bit of form of late and bid to keep their good run going this week as they welcome Nuernberg to the Red Bull Arena on Match Day 7 in the Bundesliga.

Leipzig head into this game on a three-game winning streak having beaten both Stuttgart and Hoffenheim in the Bundesliga and Rosenborg in the Europa League. They are unbeaten in their three games at home in the league this season.

Nuernberg's away form has not been good. They have now lost eight of their last nine on the road in the league, with their latest away game resulting in a 7-0 mauling at the hands of Borussia Dortmund. They did recover well from that thrashing when beating Fortuna Dusseldorff 3-0 at home last weekend but really do need to improve that away form.

The home side hold the slight edge on the injury front having no confirmed absentees ahead of this one. Ewerton and Dennis Lipert miss out for Nuernberg.

RB Leipzig do look to have a significantly better first eleven on paper, are now beginning to rediscover something like their best form and can be expected to see off poor travellers Nuernberg. It's a home win in this one for us, possibly by a couple of goals.

Prediction: RasenBallsport Leipzig 3 - 1 Nuernberg


Half time: 4 - 0
Full time: 6 - 0
Shots:  11 - 2
Shots on target: 8 - 0
Corner Kicks: 6 - 1
Possession: 57% - 43%

Two cards in this one, both for the away side. Referee Tobias Stieler issuing the yellow to Enrico Valentina before showing Tim Lebold a straight red in the 62nd minute. Lebold may have departed early but it looked as though many of his team mates had taken the entire night off here in what was an abject display from the visitors. Sig goals conceded and not a single shot on target. Bleak indeed.

The opener came in the third minute. The home side breaking down the left-hand side and Timo Werner's low cross being deflected back towards the edge of the area. Kevin Kampl the man following in to finish into the right-hand side via the keepers left hand.

The second came just four minutes later. Werner again the provider down the left, beating his man before hitting Yussuf Poulsen at the near post. Poulsen spinning as the ball squirmed through his legs before finishing from point blank range.

After 21 minutes it was three. Marcel Sabitzer beating Fabian Bredlow at his near post from the left-hand side having been played in by Kampl.

Leipzig made it four before we even reached half-time. A nice passing move through the middle ending with a shot being blocked back into the path of Werner on the edge of the area. Smart finish from the front man into the bottom right.

Sabitzer grabbed his second of the game in the 55th minute. Teed up by Marcel Halstenberg - who had robbed the home defence of possession - around 25 yards from goal, Sabitzer fired straight into the bottom right.

The rout was complete in the 59th minute. A Poulsen cross from the left being blocked out to Werner around six yards from goal who rifled home into the top right.

Leipzig move up second. Nuernberg drop to twelfth.

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