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Xavi-Led Leipzig Faces Freiburg Challenge


RB Leipzig seeks inspiration from Xavi as they strive to reclaim a top-four spot against Freiburg on Sunday. Get the latest updates and insights on this crucial Bundesliga clash.

RB Leipzig, led by Xavi’s impressive form, aims for victory against Freiburg to secure a top-four position. After a setback against Mainz, Leipzig bounced back with a 2-1 win at Red Star Belgrade. Midfielder Kevin Kampl and striker Yussuf Poulsen are expected to return, strengthening Leipzig’s lineup. However, Dani Olmo remains unavailable, and Timo Werner is uncertain due to illness.

Freiburg, six points behind Leipzig, faces inconsistency in the 2023/24 season. Coach Christian Streich rotates his squad in the Europa League, relying on key players in Bundesliga clashes. Merlin Röhl’s performance, including an assist in the draw with Borussia Mönchengladbach, highlights Freiburg’s potential. They are winless in three games leading up to this crucial encounter.

Match Stats:

  • Loïs Openda leads Leipzig with eight goals in 10 appearances.
  • Leipzig is unbeaten in their last nine home games, having never lost to Freiburg at home since 2016.
  • RB Leipzig has won the last three competitive meetings with Freiburg.
  • Vincenzo Grifo has been directly involved in 62% of Freiburg’s goals this season.
  • Freiburg struggles away, winning only one of five Bundesliga away games.

Fantasy Tip:
Consider adding Openda to your Fantasy team for 15.7M.

Probable Line-ups:

  • Leipzig: Blaswich – Henrichs, Simakan, Castello, Raum – Xavi, Schlager, Kampl (c), Forsberg – Openda, Poulsen
  • Freiburg: Atubolu – Sildillia, Ginter, Lienhart, Kübler – Eggestein, Höfler – Dōan, Röhl, Grifo (c) – Höler

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By- Sahiba Suri

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