BERLIN, Germany, Nov 24 – Surprise Bundesliga leaders RB Leipzig have the chance to put more distance between themselves and the rest of the Bundesliga when they visit SC Freiburg tonight.
The Schwarzwald-Stadion had been a fortress for Freiburg prior to Matchday 10, but VfL Wolfsburg’s 3-0 win ended an impressive unbeaten run on home turf for Christian Streich’s side.
That was followed by a 4-2 defeat at Mainz 05, but Freiburg remain in mid-table and have the prospecit of becoming the first side to beat Leipzig this season to help motivate them.
The hosts won 2-1 when the two sides last met in March, part of Freiburg’s title winning campaign in Bundesliga 2.
Leipzig’s gripping, come-from-behind win at Bayer 04 Leverkusen in their latest fixture saw them rise to top of the table and stayed there thanks to Borussia Dortmund’s 1-0 victory over FC Bayern München.
Playing on a Friday for the second week in a row gives Ralph Hasenhüttl’s side a great chance to put pressure on the chasing pack and extend their superb unbeaten start to their first season in the Bundesliga.
Leipzig have won their last six Bundesliga matches – the longest streak of any club this season – raking in 27 points and no losses through 11 matches, becoming the first promoted side to hit those figures.
The promoted side has a chance to extend their lead to six points by the time Bayern, who fell to Russian side Rostov in the Champions League face Leverkusen tomorrow evening.
Dortmund, who thumped Leggia Warsaw 8-4 in a record breaking Champions league match on Tuesday, visit Frankfurt with both teams level on 21 points.
Fifth-placed Hoffenheim will be looking to keep their unbeaten run going in Mönchengladbach. Köln and Hertha both have home games to look forward to, against FC Augsburg and Mainz 05 respectively, with all matches broadcast live on StarTimes.