Manchester United vs RB Leipzig Predictions and Betting : The UEFA Champions League has finally got going with its main draw games scheduled in the weekdays.
The 1st week saw some entertaining games between different teams but the most competitive was the one between PSG and Man United where the game went back and forth keeping the fans on the edge of their seat.
Come next week, there is every chance of a nice battle on the cards when Manchester United play RB Leipzig at home. The England based club will be looking to make some amends in this year’s UCL whereas Leipzig have lived up to the challenge of a big tournament like this one in the 2019 season that gives rise to a thriller.
The two teams will clash against each other on 29th October 2020.
Manchester United vs RB Leipzig Predictions and Betting Summary
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Manchester United vs RB Leipzig prediction and betting : Recent form
Manchester United had a poor season in 2019 without winning anything significant. A 3rd place finish in the premier league and a semi-final spot in the Europa League were only highlights.
Their slump continued coming into this season with defeats in the premier league against lower-ranked teams along with the humiliation at the hands of Spurs before that brief break.
But from then on, they have looked rejuvenated winning two matches in the span of less than 3 days which might have given them the thrust to perform well in the coming games. They have managed to win 5 out of the last 6 games and have scored 16 goals in that period.
RB Leipzig had a breakthrough season in 2019 with a 3rd spot in Bundesliga and made it to the semi-final of the champions league for the first time.
They have carried that momentum into this season with 3 wins and a draw in 4 Bundesliga games that has ensured them a top spot.
They also started their champions league journey with a convincing win over Istanbul Basaksehir on Tuesday night. A win next week will help them to cement that top spot in the group stage.
Manchester United vs RB Leipzig prediction and betting : Head-to-head
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Recent Meeting: First meeting between Manchester United and RB Leipzig on 28th October in a Champions League fixture.
Manchester United vs RB Leipzig prediction and betting : Offensive and Defensive Stats
Manchester United will go in with their default formation of 4-2-3-1 to counter their rivals at home. On the other hand, RB Leipzig is expected to field the same 4-1-4-1 combination to make sure that they don’t give any opportunity for the opponents to score.
The Manchester United attack looked sharp on Tuesday which they would like to continue when they face Leipzig in their own backyard.
Anthony Martial has strengthened their attack by many folds. He has one assist but hasn’t been able to close games for United. He has 85% pass success, 0.5 aerials won and 0.6 dribbles in 5 games. Bruno Fernandes has been a quality attacking midfielder who has 81% pass success and is very strong in creating chances and scored the penalty against PSG. He has 3 assists,5 goals, 3.1 shots per target, 3.1 key passes and 1.6 dribbles per game along with 81% pass accuracy.
Marcus Rashford is an important element who will be key in creating chances and netting in crucial moments. He has 5 goals along with 83.2% pass success in 9 games and scored the winning goal for the team against PSG.
RB Leipzig, even though they are missing Timo Werner who left to Chelsea after last season, the attack still looks strong with Poulsen, Emil Forsberg and Nkunku around.
Yussuf Poulsen has 3 goals and an assist so far with a healthy 71.7% pass accuracy. He produces 0.8 key passes and 1.5 shots on target per game until recently.
Angelino has also been an integral part of this side who scored both the goals in their last outing and has 75.3% pass accuracy.
Christopher Nkunku has been a quality winger who creates lots of opportunities and is involved in two assists this season along with 1.2 shots on target and 82.6% pass accuracy.
Manchester United’s defense has been a major concern for the side, but they looked solid in the last game barring that own goal by Martial. The trio of Maguire, Shaw and Lindelof has a tough game on hands next week to prevent the opponents from scoring.
Maguire has been decent in aerial duels and interceptions but has often shown his weakness in tackling. The defender has 87.5% pass success, 2.8 aerials won per game along with 0.2 tackles and 1.8 interceptions per match.
The Swedish defender Victor Lindelof will have to step up in the coming days but has a 91.6% pass success and has been excellent in aerial duels with 1.4 aerials won per match and an astounding 4.3 clears per game.
Luke Shaw who plays as the center back has lacked discipline but is often involved in key passes. He enjoys 83.5% pass success and 2 clears per game so far.
The Leipzig’s defense looks solid with the services of Upamecano, Orban, Halstenberg and Mukiele.
Upamecano’s strength lies in passing, tackling and concentration. He has 88.5% pass accuracy along with 2.1 tackles, 1.3 interceptions and 1.9 clears in every game in the recent past.
Willi Orban is very strong in aerial duels winning about 2.9 duels per game along with 83%. Apart from being a set-piece threat, he has 1.1 tackles and 2.1 clears per game so far.
Manchester United vs RB Leipzig prediction and betting odds and Predicted Winner
The champions league game between Man United and RB Leipzig will be played on 28th October in the Old Trafford stadium at 9pm local time. Despite Manchester United have home advantage, the visiting team have been a competitive side in European competitions in the recent years. This is reflected in the odds currently where Manchester United are given a better chance to take their second win of the group stage.
BettingExpert have put United way ahead of RB Leipzig with their odds currently. This means that even though Leipzig have a bit of their momentum, the experts’ money is still on United.
FiveThirtyEight who are known for giving out have put Manchester United’s chance at 41% whereas Leipzig have their own share of 35% chance to seal a victory in England.
FCTables have also favored the red devils ahead of the German club to top the table with heavy odds stacked against the last year semifinalists.