RB Leipzig begins the new season with a must-win game at home to Mainz 05 after Bayern Munich, Dortmund, Hertha Berlin all smiled home in their own encounter.
Leipzig on their part must win to keep tabs with the rest of the top teams in the division after a strong finish last season proved the Dierottenbullen as a title contender in the new.
Leipzig’s last game was against FC Nürnberg which was an easy win for Julian Nagelsmann and his boys.
The manager started a three-man attack consisting of Dani Olmo, Hwang Hee-Chan and Christopher Nkunku last weekend.
Today, Yussuf Poulsen is the lone man upfront. Dani Olmo and Emil Fosberg complete the wings.
Rb Leipzig Confirmed lineup
3 – 4 – 2 – 1
1 Gulacsi (G), 5 Upamecano, 14 Adams, 23 Halstenberg, 16 Klostermann, 8 Haidara, 44, Kampl, 3 Angelino, 25 Olmo, 10 Forsberg, 9 Poulsen
Benjamin Henrichs, Hwang Hee-Chan, Ademola Lookman, Mukiele, Christopher Nkunku, Orban, Marcel Sabitzer, Lazar Samardzic, Tschauner P. (G)
Mainz 05 confirmed lineup
Formation 4 – 2 – 3 – 1
Zentner (G), Baku, St. Juste J., Niakhate, Brosinski, Latza, Barreiro Martins, Onisiwo, Burkardt, Mateta.
Abbas I., Boetius J-P., Dahmen F. (G), Kilian L., Lavalee D., Mwene P., Nebel P., Oztunali L., Tauer N.