Bayer Leverkusen v RB Leipzig – Friday 19:30, BT Sport 3
Newly-promoted RB Leipzig have shocked the Bundesliga this year with a record of W7-D3-L0, and sit in second place, level with Bayern on 24 points but trailing on goal difference. They will be fancying their chances against a Leverkusen side that has failed to score in three of their last five competitive matches at home en route to eighth place after 10 games.
Leipzig have now won five straight across all competitions, but Leverkusen will pose more of a challenge than their most recent game, a 3-1 win against a Mainz side fatigued from midweek European football. Leverkusen, meanwhile, have won four straight, but face question-marks over the fitness of several players, notably midfielders Charles Aranguiz and Lars Bender. Despite their reputation for strong defensive performances at home, conceding an average of just 1.05 goals per game at the BayArena over the last two seasons, they’ve only won two of their last six competitive home matches while drawing half. It won’t be easy to improve that, Leipzig are undefeated away from home in regular time since May.
Leipzig have drawn the first half in all five of their league matches on the road this season, but both teams are making a habit of scoring goals deep into matches: 55% of their combined league goals have come in the second period this season, and Leipzig in particular have scored nine of their last ten away goals in the second half. As such, we’re going for second half in the highest-scoring half market.£10 Free Credit and a £500 Deposit Bonus