LEP vs FRB Dream11 Match Preview: Red Bull Leipzig will be returning to Bundesliga action as they look to keep the pressure on the title race once they welcome Freiburg at home. Before football action was suspended, Julian Nagelsmann’s side thumped Tottenham Hotspur 3-0 to advance into the quarter finals of the Champions League for the very first time in the club’s history. While UEFA is still to make a comment or whether or not it intends to resume its campaign, Leipzig will be shifting focus towards the league title as they sit at 3rd with 50 points, while being a point away from Dortmund and five points adrift of Bayern Munich. As for Freiburg, they’re currently at 8th with 35 points and had a 3-1 win at home to Union Berlin before the lockdown. Freiburg will also go out all guns blazing as a win for them could push them into the 6th spot.
Date-May 16, Saturday
Kick-Off- 7:00 PM (IST)
Venue- Red Bull Arena
Ibrahima Konaté and Kevin Kampl were both on the sidelines as long term injuries but will now be in contention to be back in the squad. Willi Orban is also edging close to his comeback. Konaté could possibly start in defence as Dayot Upamecano is undergoing suspension. Chelsea loanee Ethan Ampadu is out of contention due to a back injury. Swede Emil Forsberg’s tonsillitis keeps him away from action as well. Centre-forward Timo Werner did have a thigh injury but did return to training and could partner in along with Patrik Schick. Angeliño has impressed ever since his loan move from Manchester City.
Robin Koch is being targeted by Leipzig and will look to impress Nagelsmann if his is to move in the summer. Christian Günter has returned from a muscle injury, while Manuel Gulde has overcome his ankle problems and could start in the lineup for his side. Right-back Lukas Kübler underwent a knee surgery recently and will be on the sidelines here.
LEP (Expected Playing 11)- Gullasci; Halstenberg, Konate, Klostermann; Angelino, Sabitzer, Laimer, Mukiele; Nkunku, Schick; Werner
FRB (Expected Playing 11)-Schwolow; Koch, Gulde, Heintz; Gunter, Hofer, Haberer, Schmid; Waldschmidt, Sallai, Holer
Timo Werner has been one of the hot properties in Europe for the kind of form his is in at the centre-forward position for RB Leipzig. Werner has 21 goals and seven assists from 25 appearances in the league and can earn the user valuable points in the Dream11 Match Prediction side.
Jonathan Schmid has been one the standouts for Freiburg. Schmid has secured four goals, an assist and has a pass accuracy of 78% from 2153 minutes in the league this season.
Christopher Nkunku has also been lethal in the advanced region for RB Leipzig. Nkunku has netted four goals and has 12 assists from 23 appearances in the Bundesliga this season. His inclusion in the today match prediction side could earn the user valuable points.
Christian Gunter has two goals and five assists from 2238 minutes in the German League this season for Freiburg.
RB Leipzig will be stepping in as favourites in the upcoming fixture.
Goalkeeper- P Gulasci
Defenders- Angelino, M Halstenberg, L Klostermann, C Gunter
Midfield- C Nkunku (VC), N Holfer, J Haberer, R Sallai
Forwards- T Werner (C), L Holer
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