Paderborn vs RB Leipzig preview: Leipzig searching for the fourth straight Bundesliga from bottom-placed Paderborn.
The victory over Koln in the last round helped Leipzig to move closer to current pacesetter Monchengladbach with only 1 point separating them. And in this round, playing away to lowly Paderborn, it will be an excellent opportunity for the visitors to put pressure on the league leader.
Paderborn and RB Leipzig meet for their Bundesliga clash at Benteler-Arena on Saturday, 30 November (kick-off time 10.30 pm).
Paderborn restored their confidence somewhat after a 3-3 draw with Borussia Dortmund last weekend. However, they will be disappointed to have given up a 3-0 lead in last weekend’s game. They have been able to score goals, but they can’t stop their opponents from scoring. Paderborn’s defensive issues have been their biggest problem. They had conceded 29 goals in their 12 Bundesliga games, making it the league's worst record so far.
Paderborn possible lineup: Leopold Zingerle, Luca Kilian, Jamilu Collins, Ben Zolinski, Sebastian Schonlau, Mohamed Drager, Klaus Gjasula, Sebastian Vasiliadis, Cauly, Kai Proger, Sven Michel.
RB Leipzig News
The victory over Koln marks Leipzig's fifth consecutive victory in all competitions. The extremely timely return helps Nagelsmann's men not to lose too many current advantages. When the winter break is approaching, surely the other goal of the Bo Dan is to win the first leg. Meanwhile, with the home team, Paderborn is still experiencing gloomy days with the bottom of the table and 9 defeats in the past 12 rounds. Obviously with such a form, having to welcome Leipzig is extremely sublime, is a great difficulty for this team.
RB Leipzig possible lineup: Gulacsi, Mukiele, Orban, Upamecano, Klostermann, Kampl, Laimer, Sabitzer, Forsberg, Lookman, Werner.
Paderborn vs RB Leipzig Head-to-Head
Leipzig has won all of their previous 3 encounters with Paderborn.
With Paderborn in a great crisis, Leipzig is likely to get what they need without too much difficulty. Statistics show that Leipzig has had 8 victories in 10 marches away from home this season, an impressive figure and enough to make Paderborn worry. Paderborn should be able to get on the scoresheet in this game after hitting three goals against Borussia Dortmund. That said, pick RB Leipzig to win by 2 goals.