RB Leipzig vs Monaco: Werner and Keita key to home victory
Odds: Leipzig 13/10, Draw 23/10, Monaco 2/1
Kick Off: 1945, 13/09/2017
Stadium: RB Arena
TV: BT Sport
RB Leipzig’s meteoric rise through the ranks reaches new heights when they make their European debut by entertaining last season’s semi-finalists Monaco in the Champions League.
Finishing as runners-up to Bayern Munich in their first Bundesliga campaign showed this progressive club’s appetite for fresh challenges, though, and they could be a team to follow during the group stage.
Porto and Besiktas also feature in a solid pool, but we’re backing the hosts to hit the ground running and win at 13/10 in our RB Leipzig vs Monaco betting predictions.
A Look At RB Leipzig’s Betting Odds
RB Leipzig didn’t rest on their laurels after making a big impact in Germany’s top flight, with fresh recruits such as Bruma, Jean-Kevin Augustin and Kevin Kampl adding strength in depth.
However, it is two of the 2016 signings who will attract the most attention going into this tournament.
Keeping hold of exciting Guinea star Naby Keita for one more year before he joins Liverpool was a major coup, while Timo Werner has established his credentials to be Germany’s main striker at the 2018 World Cup.
The 20-year-old bagged three goals in his country’s Confederations Cup triumph and the same number in wins over the Czech Republic and Norway earlier this month.
Looking at the RB Leipzig vs Monaco odds, that pair can fire the hosts to a 2-1 success here at 33/4.
A Look At AS Monaco’s Betting Odds
No team was happier to see the transfer window close than Monaco, who lost Kylian Mbappe, Benjamin Mendy, Bernardo Silva and Tiemoue Bakayoko from their much-heralded Ligue 1-winning squad.
The French outfit replicated their swashbuckling domestic exploits in Europe’s elite club competition to reach the last four.
Tottenham were beaten at home and away as Monaco topped a tough group, 12 goals were then put past Manchester City and Borussia Dortmund in the knockout rounds, before Juventus proved party-poopers.
Radamel Falcao has continued to shine in a fine start to the current campaign and fending off interest in Thomas Lemar from Arsenal and Liverpool was a welcome relief.
Goals should still be on the menu, but losing all those key figures may just take its toll against top-class opposition.
We’re rounding off our RB Leipzig vs Monaco betting tips by taking 13/4 for a home win and both teams to score.
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