Our prediction for this Bundesliga match:
All eyes will be on Red Bull Arena when Leipzig and Bayer Leverkusen go head to head in the Bundesliga derby. Leipzig aim to make amends for a shocking 3-2 loss to Mainz, and they are likely to go all guns blazing at Bayer Leverkusen. Fit-again France international Christopher Nkunku is widely expected to return to the starting XI after he came as a substitute in the 3-2 defeat to Mainz. Bayer Leverkusen, on the other hand, aim to bounce back from a 1-0 loss to Wolfsburg.
The BayArena outfit aim to retain their spot in top four, and given Leipzig’s display in the Opel Arena clash, we are tempted to put our money on draw. The likes of Arias, Bender, Palacios, Paulinho, Schick, and Weiser are all out of contention with injuries. The two teams shared the spoils in each of their previous three meetings in the German top flight.
Highlighted Player (Willi Orban):
Willi Orban was born on 3 November, 1992 in Kaiserslautern, Germany. Orban plays as a centre back, but he can operate as a defensive midfielder as well. The 185-cm-tall footballer is a product of Kaiserslautern’s youth academy and he played 35 league games for the reserve team between 2011 and 2013.
Orban made his debut for the first team in 2011, against Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich. The Kaiserslautern footballer made 68 league appearances for Kaiserslautern, scoring 7 goals for the German outfit between 2011 and 2015, but in May 2015 he signed a contract with Leipzig. Kaislerslautern fans were very angry with the defender when he decided to join die Bullen.
Willi Orban has two caps for Germany U21, but he has yet to make his debut for the senior team. He has a contract with Leipzig, which expires on 30 June, 2019. Willi Orban has a dual citizenship (Germany, Hungary).
Highlighted Team (Bayer Leverkusen):
Bayer 04 Leverkusen is a German football club from the city Leverkusen in the North Rhine-Westphalia region. The home kit of Bayer Leverkusen is black and red. The club is playing his home games in the Bay Arena.
Bayer Leverkusen started to play in the Bundesliga from season 1979/1980. In 1988 Bayer Leverkusen managed to win the UEFA Cup by beating Espanyol in the final with 1-0. In the national league Bayer Leverkusen has been the most successful in the last couple of years with the 2nd place as their best performance.
Bayer Leverkusen never managed to win the league title. The current biggest rival of Bayer Leverkusen is 1. Koln. Next to football Bayer Leverkusen has a volleyball and basketball division as well. Currently Bayer Leverkusen is one of the biggest teams in the Bundesliga. Known players that played for Bayer Leverkusen are: Michael Ballack, Rudi Voller, Lucio and Arturo Vidal.