Coming off a shock 2-0 loss to Mainz, Leipzig host Freiburg in the last Bundesliga contest before the international break.
Leipzig followed up a Pokal loss to Wolfsburg and a defeat to Mainz with a narrow win over Crvena zvezda to advance in the Champions League. Despite these recent losses, the mood seems high in the Red Bull camp, as the club are 5th in the table and look confident in claiming yet another top four finish this season.READ MORE
New signing Loïs Openda is scoring at will up front and the play of wing-backs Benjamin Henrichs and David Raum has improved. Xavi Simmons, who’s nearly been a must-start in fantasy football, will be needed this weekend if Leipzig want to head into the international break on a high note.
Yussuf Poulsen is questionable, while Timo Werner will play after returning to full team training on Friday. Willi Orban, Dani Olmo, and El Chadaille Bitshiabu will remain unavailable. In other news, Janis Blaswich, who has taken over the reins in goal from Peter Gulacsi, received his first call-up to the German national team.
Christian Günter, Daniel-Kofi Kyereh, Roland Sallai, and Maximilian Philipp are out.