Life after Timo Werner hasn’t been too bad for RB Leipzig, who remain the only side yet to lose in the Bundesliga this season, and they will be looking to extend that record when they head to Borussia Monchengladbach on Saturday.
Leipzig Looking Lively
Julian Nagelsmann led RB Leipzig to a third-place finish in the Bundesliga last term as Werner fired a career-high 28 league goals.
Many expected them to struggle this season after the Germany international left for Chelsea over the summer, but Nagelsmann has presided over a strong start to the term.
Leipzig’s 2-1 victory over Hertha Berlin on Saturday keeps them at the top of the standings with 13 points after five games.
A trip to Borussia Monchengladbach is next up in the league for Leipzig on Saturday in what is likely to be their toughest game of the campaign to date.
History suggests Leipzig, who are attractively priced at
6/5, should prevail after winning each of their last four visits to Borussia-Park.
Bayern to Run Riot at Rheinenergiestadion
The defending champions started the 2020-21 campaign with an emphatic 8-0 win over Schalke but were stunned when falling to a 4-1 defeat at Hoffenheim.
Hansi Flick’s men have since recovered to win six in a row across all competitions and they look set to be in the mix on all fronts once again this term.
They have scored at least four goals in four of their five league fixtures while each of their outings has seen over 4.5 goals land.
Backing that outcome, which is available at
7/5, looks a safe option when they head to struggling Cologne on Saturday.
Cologne look set for a tough campaign after failing to pick up a win after five games of the new term.
Bayern are unbeaten in 12 meetings with Cologne, winning 11 during that sequence, and eased to a 4-1 victory at the RheinEnergieStadion in 2019-20.
Stuttgart to See off Struggling Schalke
Stuttgart have made a strong start to life back in the Bundesliga and they should have far too much for Schalke as they look to keep building momentum on Friday.
Die Roten head into Friday’s clash at Schalke unbeaten in four games across all competitions and they have won both of their away engagements in the Bundesliga, seeing off Mainz and Hertha Berlin.
Schalke, meanwhile, have been on a downward spiral over the past couple of seasons and have yet to taste victory in 2020-21.
They boast just one point, having drawn 1-1 at home to Union Berlin, and have scored only twice in their five outings.
Stuttgart have had no such issue in front of goal, bagging 10 times, and they should be able to enhance that tally at the Veltins-Arena.
Pellegrino Matarazzo’s men can be backed at
6/5 to pick up a third successive victory on the road and getting behind Stuttgart could be the perfect way to kick off the weekend.
*All odds correct at time of writing