Ingolstadt vs Leipzig by Gustav
Ingolstadt suffered yet another defeat in the season, this time away from home against Werder Bremen with a 2:1 result last weekend. However, it needs to be said that the match itself was quite a balanced one, with neither of the teams specially controlling the ball nor dominating much.
Hosts took the lead in 24th minute with a goal from Kruse and even though players of Ingolstadt leveled up in 58th via Suttner, home team managed to exploit defensive gaps in the visiting team and sealed the victory thanks to a goal from Bartels in 74th minute. After this defeat, players of Ingolstadt remained stuck at the bottom of the table with only six points earned so far, which is four points less than safely placed Wolfsburg.
Ingolstadt should be playing in 4-2-3-1 formation with Lezcano as central striker, plus Hartmann, Gross and Leckie as offensive midfielders. Left full back Markus Suttner (12/1) is suspended for this match, while injured remains central defender Romain Bregerie (2/0).
Leipzig, on the other side, continues to be the best surprise of the season, as the team continued to play in quite a dominant way and maybe more importantly, they seem to be scoring goals with ease. In the most recent game played, they won in front of own fans against also in-form Schalke with a 2:1 result.
Generally, it needs to be said that the match was more or less equal, but the players of Leipzig were once again very concrete in front of opponents goal. They took the lead from a penalty kick already in second minute via Werner, while Kolasinac leveled up the result in 31st minute, while the hosts sealed the victory with an own goal from Kolasinac at the start of the second. After this victory, Leipzig continues to be first, with three points more than Bayern, meaning that they continue to be in a must win situation.
Players from Leipzig will surely continue in their 4-4-2 formation with Werner and Poulsen as strikers. Right back Lukas Klostermann (1/0) is injured, as well as other right back Bernardo (7/0). Central defender Marvin Compper (12/0) is also sidelined, same as Kyriakos Papadopoulous (1/0). Other defender Benno Schmitz (5/0) is doubtful for this match.
Ingolstadt are at the bottom of the table after suffering crucial defeat against Werder Bremen last weekend, while Leipzig continues to be the biggest surprise of the season. They are currently on eight games winning streak and have momentum on their side. One way or another, I expect this game to be quite easy victory of a team that showed so much more during the season for now.