On-song Werner hoping to add to tally Timo Werner is looking to add to his season's scoring tally when Gladbach visit Leipzig. vor 2 Stunden

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RB Leipzig will be determined to make it three Bundesliga wins on the bounce when they entertain Borussia Mönchengladbach in the standout game of Matchday 4 on Saturday (kick-off 18:30CEST/16:30GMT).


For the hosts, all eyes will be on young striker Timo Werner. Although he failed to find the net against Monaco in the UEFA Champions League in midweek, the Germany international has been in scintillating form domestically this term, scoring a stunning solo goal in the 2-0 win against Hamburg last time out. Naby Keita, who also scored in Hamburg, is a doubt for the visit of Gladbach due to a groin niggle, while Marvin Compper is also unlikely to feature due to illness.

Gladbach, who started the season well with a win against Cologne, but have since drawn with Augsurg and lost to Eintracht Frankfurt, are out to check high-flying Leipzig's momentum. Dieter Hecking's side will have to do that without Laszlo Benes, however: the midfielder has broken a metatarsal. Ibrahima Traore and Vincenzo Grifo also remain absent, meaning young Frenchman Mickael Cuisance could continue in midfield.

Watch: Werner was outstanding when Leipzig overcame Hamburg on Matchday 3

Probable line-ups

Leipzig: Gulacsi - Bernardo, Orban, Upamecano, Halstenberg - Kampl, Laimer - Sabitzer, Bruma - Augustin, Werner
Absentees: Keita (groin), Compper (illness)
Coach: Ralph Hasenhüttl

Gladbach: Sommer - Elvedi, Ginter, Vestergaard, Wendt - Hazard, Kramer, Cuisance, Herrmann - Raffael, Stindl (c)
Absentees: Drmic (match fitness), Benes (broken metatarsal), Grifo (light training), Traore (thigh), Strobl (ligament damage)
Coach: Dieter Hecking

Match Stats

Leipzig have scored all six of their Bundesliga goals this season in the second half.Leipzig have played 18 Bundesliga home games. They took 25 points from a possible 27 in their first nine outings at the Red Bull Arena, but have only taken 16 points in their last nine.Werner has scored eight of his 24 Bundesliga goals on the counter-attack.Leipzig coach Hasenhüttl is undefeated against Gladbach, having overseen two wins and two draws with Ingolstadt and RBL.Gladbach's Hecking was dismissed as Wolfsburg coach last season after defeat to Leipzig.

Source: bundesliga.com