Simply with their sights set on now securing another Champions League campaign for next year, RB Leipzig will welcome a rock-bottom Paderborn to the Red Bull Arena on Saturday afternoon.
Eventually picking up the win against a resilient Koln last weekend in what turned out to be a 4-2 thriller on their travels, the Whites currently find themselves in the midst of an 11-match unbeaten run, even if they have settled for a point on five of those occasions.
On the flip side, while Leipzig might still sit in pole position to secure a top-four finish this season, Paderborn find themselves in their own battle at the other end of the Bundesliga table.
Completely blown away by title outsiders Borussia Dortmund on home soil last weekend, Saturday’s guests have failed to win any of their last 10 top-flight appearances and find themselves sat nine points adrift of safety.
You might be interested to know, with Leipzig picking up a dramatic 3-2 win when the two sides faced off earlier in the season, another home victory and over 4.5 goals can be found priced at 7/4 with Bet365.
Werner’s Golden Boot chase
Although draws against Freiburg and Hertha Berlin since returning from the enforced break may have brought any realistic title charge for RB Leipzig to an end, the Champions League outfit have continued to catch the eye in the final third.
Eventually putting four past Koln on the road last week, Julian Nagelsmann’s youthful squad have recorded 12 goals since returning to action and have one man to thank for return.
Continuing to light up the Red Bull Arena and still heavily linked with a summer switch to European champions Liverpool, Timo Werner once again found the net against the Billy Goats and has now recorded 32 goals for club and country this season.
In fact, along with leaving with the match ball in Leipzig’s 5-0 romp away at Mainz last month, the German marksman sits four goals behind Robert Lewandowski in the race for the Bundesliga Golden Boot.
Finding the net against Paderborn earlier in the campaign and with four goals in his last three domestic outings, you might be interested to know that Werner can be found priced at 6/4 with William Hill to bag a brace this weekend.
A Bundesliga goodbye for Paderborn
Despite a resilient first half against Borussia Dortmund last weekend, Paderborn put in what was a woeful second 45 as they shipped six against the title outsiders and appear to already be planning for life in the Bundesliga II.
Making the trip to the Red Bull Arena sat nine points adrift of safety and still looking for their first victory since January 25th, Head Coach Steffen Baumgart has seen his side continue to show some rather toothless displays in the final third.
Despite converting from the spot against BVB on home soil last week, Paderborn have failed to record a single Bundesliga goal from open play in almost 400 minutes of action.
In fact, along with failing to score more than a single strike in any of their last six matchups on the bounce, the top-flight strugglers also hold the second-worst defensive record in the division with just 32 goals in their 29 appearances.
More worrying for Paderborn, also failing to record a single strike in any of their last three Bundesliga matches on the road, you might be interested to know that Baumgart’s downbeat squad can be found priced at 1/1 with 888Sport to draw another blank on Saturday afternoon.