Our prediction for this Bundesliga match:
Leipzig will look to start their first winning run of the season when they face Union Berlin at Stadion An der Alter Forsterei on Matchday 3. The Red Bulls dropped two points in a 2-2 draw with Koln, but it has to be noted that talented midfielder Dominik Szoboszlai was sent off on the stroke of half-time. Leipzig are desperate to get back on course, and they will continue to rely on returnee Timo Werner in Saturday’s clash. All Lukas Klostermann, Konrad Laimer, Ilaix Moriba, and Yussuf Poulsen should miss out with injuries for the visiting side.
The capital club, on the other hand, aim to climb to top four, and given their attacking potential in front of home fans, we believe that punters from all four corners of the world can find value in betting on both teams to score. Midfielder Fabio Schneider remains in the recovery room, while defender Timo Baugartl is out of contention through illness.
Highlighted Player (Rani Khedira):
Just like his brother Sami, Rani Khedira started his senior career at Stuttgart. The midfielder made 56 league appearances for Stuttgart II, while playing nine matches for the first team. In 2014 he joined Leipzig and he has been playing for Die Bullen ever since.
Rani Khedira was born on 27 January, 1994 in Stuttgart and he has 2 caps for Germany U19 team. The Leipzig midfielder represented Germany U17 at the 2011 FIFA World Cup. Khedira played 15 matches for Leipzig in the 2015/2016 2. Bundesliga campaign and he certainly helped the team secure promotion to the German elite division. He is a central midfielder, but he plays as a defensive midfielder as well.
Khedira has a contract with Leipzig which expires on 30 June, 2017. His highest market value was €1,300,000 on 13 January, 2015. Rani Khedira was born in Germany, but his father is Tunisian. He is a right-footed footballer.
Highlighted Team (Leipzig):
Leipzig are a professional football club founded in 2009. Die Bullen (The Bulls) were unbeaten in the 2012/2013 Regionalliga Nordost and, as a result, they secured promotion to the 3. Liga. After finishing the 2013/2014 as 3rd. Liga campaign in second place in the standings, Leipzig were promoted to the 2. Bundesliga and they competed in the German second tier for two seasons.
Despite suffering a loss to Karlsruher on the last day of the 2015/2016 round in the 2. Bundesliga campaign, die Bullen secured promotion to the Bundesliga for the first time ever. Leipzig play their home games at Red Bull Arena (42,959) and it has to be noted that the stadium was opened in 1954.
Die Bullen wear white shirts and red shorts while their away kit is blue and yellow. Ralph Hasenhuttl was appointed as the team’s manager at the end of the 2015/2016 season and you should know that the likes of Ralf Rangnick, Achim Beierlorzer, Alexander Zorniger, Peter Pacult, Tomas Oral and Tino Vogel were in charge of the team in the past as well.