RB Leipzig used the slip from SC Freiburg in the previous week and jumped back to fourth place before the last match day. The Saxons want to defend this in Bielefeld. RB had to find out in the first leg that the Arminia can be an unpleasant opponent – despite 20 -minute outnumbered, the East Westphalia won 2: 0.

Arminia Bielefeld - RB Leipzig 1-1 | Highlights | Matchday 34 – Bundesliga 2021/22

The defeat shortly before the turn of the year “Därb” RB coach Domenico Tedesco the “Christmas vacation” – in this he also had a lot of time to think. As is well known, he pulled the right conclusions from the game: the six-point deficit in fourth place, which Bayer Leverkusen still held after the 17th matchday, the Leipziger have now made up for it.

Accordingly, Leipzig’s coach is about the “final in the Bundesliga”. “For such a starting point, we have torn ourselves the last few weeks,” said the 36-year-old, who emphasizes that the cup final in Berlin has not yet been in my head. In any case, with a victory or a draw on the Alm, RB would secure participation in the premier class.

RB lead on Bielefeld: Six points were 30

The point outlet illustrates how differently the two teams have developed since the past meeting. While Leipzig and Bielefeld only separated six points after the first half of the season, the distance in the following 16 games has grown to 30 points.

But the game is not only a “final” for the Saxons, but also for the Bielefeld. The hosts need a clear victory on Saturday (3:30 p.m., live! At jumped back) and have to hope for a high defeat by VfB Stuttgart against 1. FC Köln to reach the relegation place. For this reason, Tedesco also expects an opponent to “not stand in the back”: “You won’t want to be accused of not being accused of,” said the Leipzig coach.

Haidara is also fit again – Tedesco has the “agony of choice”

In time for the two outstanding games, Amadou Haidara reported back during the week after his inner ligament injury. “We will see which contribution he can make,” explained the football teacher. Due to the returnee, the coach had the “agony of choice” when listing.