RP Leipzig have been the surprise team of the season and come into this game chasing their 8th straight victory which has seen them go level with Bayern on points with a game in hand. A lot of their success has to do with their offensive showing with 27 goals in just 12 games so far. Their attacking strength has been led by Werner (7 goals), Forsberg (5 goals), Keita (4 goals) and Sabitzer (4 goals). They have beaten some strong teams this season including Leverkusen, Dortmund and Wolfsburg, who are among the top teams in the Bundesliga. With their form in front of goal and failing to lose a single game this season, one can expect another strong showing from them when Schalke come to town.
Schalke have been in equally good form coming into this encounter with a 12 game unbeaten run across all competitions and now on a 7 game unbeaten run in Bundesliga. Schalke have finally gotten their act together as they have improved more on the defensive end, with just 3 goals in their last 7 games but things will get difficult when Leipzig entertain them. Schalke have strung victories together but have still not looked lethal in front of goal with midfielder Bentaleb the top scorer with 4 goals. The goals across the pitch have come from various players like Huntelaar, Choupo-Moting, Schopf, Embolo among the attacking players.
This game looks to be an entertaining one between 2 in-form teams and thats why they have been given the late kick off. One can expect both teams to find the ball at the back of the net considering their recent scoring forms