RB Leipzig vs Tottenham Match Preview & Prediction
RB Leipzig vs Tottenham Match Preview & Prediction, Team News, Stats, Head to Head
RB Leipzig host Tottenham hotspur in the second leg of the champions league Round of 16 at the Red Bull Arena.
A Timo Werner penalty in the first leg gave Leipzig the advantage and crucial away goal coming into this one. Leipzig who are currently third in the bundesliga and are unbeaten in their last six games across all competitions must feel pretty confident of their chances of progressing to the quarter finals especially after their performance in the first leg.
Timo Werner has been in superb form scoring 27 goals in 35 games across all competitions this season and can be expected to shoulder the goal scoring burden if Leipzig are to go through to the next stage. Julian Nagelsmann’s men finished three points clear at the top of group G and they have now won six of their 13 Champions League matches. However the German team have won just one of their last four home European games, which is a record that will hand Spurs some confidence.
Predicted Leipzig XI: Gulacsi – Klostermann, Upamecano, Halstenberg – Mukiele, Sabitzer, Laimer, Angelino – Nkunku, Schick, Werner
Tottenham, meanwhile, will enter this match off the back of a five-game winless run, suffering four defeats across all separate competitions in the process. Jose Mourinho’s side picked up a point at Burnley over the weekend but have dropped to 8th position after two defeats in their last three premier league games.
Spurs twice lost to Bayern Munich in the group stages of this season’s Champions League but still comfortably qualified for the knockout stage. They reached the 2019 European Cup final after beating Borussia Dortmund, Manchester City and Ajax in the latter stages before losing out to Liverpool.
It is difficult to imagine the London club making a strong play for this season’s crown even if they manage to progress from this tie, though. Spurs have lost seven of their 14 European matches on German soil although five victories have arrived during the same set of fixtures.
Predicted Tottenham XI: Lloris – Aurier, Sanchez, Alderweireld, Davies – Dier, Winks – Lamela, Lo Celso, Lucas – Alli
RB Leipzig vs Tottenham Head To Head
As for the head to head, the first leg of this contest actually proved to be the first time that the German side had faced Tottenham in any competition and indeed the first time that they had locked horns with English opposition ever.
RB Leipzig vs Tottenham Match Prediction
- Leipzig Win Either Halves
- Handicap +2 Tottenham
- Both Teams To Score
- Timo Werner Anytime Goalscorer
- Over 1.5 Match Goals