The summit in the eighth round of the German Bundesliga between Bayer Leverkusen and Bayern Munich will not rise until Sunday, so the third Borussia Dortmund, who is one point behind, can take the lead on Saturday with a home win against Mainz at least for the time being. BVB is hoping for the comeback of striker Erling Haaland.
The Norwegian had to watch three games recently because of a thigh injury. “Erling is in a kind of integrative training. We’ll see how it turns out and try everything. But time is getting scarcer, ”said Dortmund coach Marco Rose.
His respect for the employer of the ÖFB legionnaires Karim Onisiwo, Kevin Stöger and David Nemeth is great. “It will be difficult to work against the Mainz chances. And they don’t need much themselves to score goals, ”said the ex-Salzburg coach.
Leipzig in Freiburg called for
Fourth in the table, SC Freiburg, want to remain undefeated in their eighth game of the season with the support of Philipp Lienhart. The central defender last scored in the 2-1 win against Hertha BSC, but missed the ÖFB internationals because of a dental operation. There is therefore still a small question mark behind his appearance on Saturday at home against RB Leipzig.
The only eight-placed “bulls” want to continue the positive trend in the Bundesliga with Konrad Laimer after two clear victories. “Saturday is a very important game for us. We need this victory and we need the best performance of the season, ”said Leipzig coach Jesse Marsch.
Borussia from Mönchengladbach, coached by Adi Hütter, has recently won twice and is hoping for a continuation of the series at home against Stuttgart. The Frankfurt Eintracht coach Oliver Glasner wants to put Hertha in their place after the 2-1 coup at Bayern and only win the second league. Martin Hinteregger should once again be in demand as head of defense. The fifth VfL Wolfsburg want to end a negative run of five competitive games without a win at Christopher Trimmels Union Berlin.