Bundesliga Preview: Match Day 6

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After a busy week of European action for many of Germany’s top clubs, the Bundesliga continues with Match Day 6 this weekend.

RB Leipzig lead the way with 13 points, but Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund are just one point behind after five games.

Bundesliga Game of the Weekend: Borussia Mönchengladbach vs RB Leipzig

Borussia Mönchengladbach vs RB Leipzig sees two of last season’s top four face off, with both teams also in contention at the top of the table again this year. Gladbach come into the game on the back of a more-than-deserved draw with Real Madrid in the Champions League, with Marcus Thuram scoring twice.

Thuram linked up well with fellow French attacker Alassane Plea in midweek and the duo will be hoping they can help Gladbach to a first competitive win over the Red Bulls. The two sides have only met eight times in the Bundesliga, with Leipzig winning five of those ties.

However, Leipzig come into this game on the back of a thumping by Manchester United in midweek. Julian Nagelsmann may make wholesale changes after the 5-0 defeat to the Red Devils.

Rest of the Weekend

Schalke are now 21 games without a win in the Bundesliga, but have been handed an appealing Friday night fixture against Stuttgart. Goncalo Paciencia scored in the only positive result for Schalke so far this season, and he will be the main man in attack as they look to bounce back from a disappointing derby defeat to Borussia Dortmund last weekend.

Jadon Sancho scored from the penalty spot during the week against Zenit St. Petersburg, and the Borussia Dortmund winger will be hoping to pick up where he left off against newly-promoted Arminia Bielefeld. Erling Haaland‘s own good form has seen him net 18 goals in his first 20 league appearances for Dortmund and he could add some more on Saturday.

Andrej Kramaric could return for Hoffenheim this weekend after missing time due to coronavirus. Without Kramaric in the team, TSG have averaged just 0.5 goals per game this season, but with him, they score 2.7 goals per game. If the forward starts, expect Hoffenheim to be back in scoring form against Union Berlin.

Bundesliga Player to Watch: Leroy Sané – Bayern Munich – £3.59

Bayern Munich’s marquee signing could be back in their starting XI this weekend after recovering from injury.

The former Manchester City winger was impressive in his first forays for his new club and could be Bayern’s star man against Köln this weekend, especially if Hansi Flick starts his first-choice attacking trio of Sané, Serge Gnabry, and Robert Lewandowski.


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Ronan Murphy is a social producer for Goal.com, where he looks after their Twitter and Facebook accounts, as well as providing written features on the Bundesliga and FIFA. He also appears regularly on radio and television, including talkSport and LoveSport in the UK, talking German football while constantly sharing his strange obsession with super-striker Sandro Wagner.

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