Kick-off: 2000, 08/12/2020
Stadium: Red Bull Arena
TV: BT Sport
RB Leipzig almost certainly need to beat Manchester United to qualify from Champions League Group H and are fancied to achieve that feat.
The German outfit have already accounted for PSG and Basaksehir on home turf and have won all five Bundesliga matches at Red Bull Arena this season.
Punters can get 33/20 for Julian Nagelsmann’s side to prevail again here and that is our first RB Leipzig vs Man Utd prediction.
A Look At RB Leipzig’s Betting Odds
Much will be made of Leipzig’s 5-0 thrashing at Old Trafford on Matchday 2, but that was a closer contest than the scoreline suggests.
The Red Bulls were only 1-0 down and far from out of it with just over a quarter of an hour left to play, before suffering a late collapse.
They also lost 1-0 away to PSG and almost suffered from more travel sickness against Basaksehir in Istanbul until Alexander Sorloth’s last-gasp strike secured a 4-3 success.
However, Leipzig are rated a much stronger unit at their own stadium, as the results mentioned above would suggest.
Angelino netted both goals in a 2-0 defeat of Basaksehir in October and they showed great spirit to come from behind and beat PSG 2-1 here.
The French outfit got off to a flying start that night with Angel Di Maria’s early goal and should have doubled their advantage, only for the Argentine to have a penalty saved.
RB battled back bravely, though, and were already ahead through Christopher Nkunku and Emil Forsberg’s spot-kick before PSG had two players sent off.
The hosts can draw on the experience of reaching last season’s semi-finals, when beating Tottenham and Atletico Madrid in the knockout stages.
In what should be an entertaining encounter, 31/10 for a home win and both teams to score stands out from the RB Leipzig vs Man Utd odds.
A Look At Manchester United’s Betting Odds
United are in danger of being made to pay for a sloppy 2-1 defeat when visiting Basaksehir on Matchday 3.
The Red Devils gained revenge with a 4-1 Old Trafford triumph and have also claimed an excellent 2-1 victory over PSG in Paris during this pool.
However, the pressure is on following a 3-1 home loss to that outfit which summed up their inconsistency this term.
Marcus Rashford’s deflected shot cancelled out Neymar’s early opener and United looked the better team at the start of the second half, when Anthony Martial missed a sitter and Edinson Cavani chipped onto the crossbar.
A scruffy Marquinhos goal put PSG back in front, though, and Neymar wrapped up victory on the break after Fred had been dismissed.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said: “I was very pleased with the performance, apart from of course they were more clinical. We need to be clinical in these types of games.
“Big games most of the time are decided by fine margins and today they were against us. I thought they were there for the taking for us at the beginning of the second half.
“I thought until they scored, we were the team most likely to get the important 2-1, but it wasn’t to be, and we’ve just got to dust ourselves off and be ready for Tuesday.”
United have the talent to match any team when things are going well, but still suffer from too many patches where they look fragile mentally.
We’re taking 19/2 for a 2-1 home win for our final RB Leipzig vs Man Utd prediction.
Last Champions League result:
Basaksehir 3-4 RB LEIPZIG – Yussuf Poulsen, Nordi Mukiele, Dani Olmo, Alexander Sorloth
MAN UTD 1-3 PSG – Marcus Rashford
Head-to-head: Man Utd 5-0 RB Leipzig
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