Manchester United vs RB Leipzig Football Predictions and Betting: After a defeat at the hands of PSG at home, Manchester United find their chances of making in to next stage difficult. The Reds cannot risk a draw, particularly with the Group of Death looking so tight. United, PSG, and RB Leipzig are currently deadlocked on 9 points.
Manchester United in order to secure their spot in the last 16 of the UEFA Champions League 2020/21the will need to defeat RB Leipzig on Wednesday, 9 December.
RB Leipzig moved level on points with PSG and United ahead of the final group game after defeating Istanbul Basaksehir in the last game. The last season’s semifinalists are looking good and will try to cash in the home advantage as the match will be played at the Red Bull Arena, the home of RB Leipzig.
The home side will miss the highly-rated defender Upamecano in the game against United who has been suspended after picking up his third yellow card in the group phase clash against Istanbul Basaksehir.
RB Leipzig vs Manchester United Odds and Predictions Summary
Manchester United vs RB Leipzig Football Predictions and Betting: Latest Injury List
Manchester United will be with thier star strikers for tonight's game. Anthony Martial and Edinson Cavani are out due to injury which they incurred during the Saturday's match against West Ham.
David de Gea and Luke Shaw is back and are travelling with team for this major Champions League match.
For RB Leipzig, Centre-Back Dayot Upamecano who has been under one match mandatory ban will not be part of the team for this match.
Lazar Samardzic, Midfielder, is also out after being tested postive for Coronavirus. He is expected to make a comeback on December 20th.
RB Leipzig vs Manchester United Football Odds and Predictions: Recent Form
Manchester had a good start in the current season of UEFA Champions League with a 2-1 over PSG and a 5-0 win over RB Leipzig. The 2-1 loss against Instanbul Basaksehir was very disappointing for the Reds in the game. However, they bounced back well and defeated Istanbul boys in the very next game with a 4-1 margin. United’s last game ended with a 3-1 loss to PSG.
RB Leipzig’s story this season is not very different from Manchester United. They started their campaign well by defeating Istanbul Basakheris with a 2-0 margin in the opening game. They looked completely out of touch against the Reds as the match ended in a 5-0 loss.
RB Leipzig made a comeback after defeating PSG in the next game. They will be facing Manchester United after a thrilling 4-3 victory over Istanbul Basaksehir in the last game.
Manchester United have been good at scoring with 13 goals in 5 matches. They conceded only 7. RB Leipzig, on the other hand, have managed to hit the net 8 times and conceded 10 goals.
RB Leipzig have an upper hand in the ball possession percentage which is 53.80% and more than United’s percentage of 49.80%.
Talking about the last 6 games, Manchester United have looked really good in away matches with 5 wins and 1 loss.
However, they should be ready for a tough challenge as RB Leipzig are unbeaten in the last 6 home matches with a 100% win record.
Manchester United vs RB Leipzig Predictions and Betting: H2H
Man United and RB Leipzig haven't played much games against each other. The group stage clash in the UEFA Champions League 2020/21 on 29 October 2020 at the Old Trafford was the first meeting of both teams.
Manchester United gave a crushing defeat to RB Leipzig in that match with a margin of 5-0. RB Leipzig will look to avenge their defeat at their home on Wednesday.
RB Leipzig vs Manchester United Football Predictions and Betting: Offensive and Defensive Strategy
Manchester United may look to switch back to the formation of 4-1-2-1-2 that resulted in a one-sided win against RB Leipzig in the group stage clash. RB Leipzig can go with the format of 4-2-3-1 that has given them a positive result in the last game.
The Manchester United forward attack is led by the star player Edinson Cavani. He has maintained a passing accuracy of 82% so far. United will need him to score in the important last game of the group stage.
Anthony Martial has performed well with 2 goals, 1 assist, and an average of 0.6 key passes in 5 matches.
Mason Greenwood would who has 3 goals in 10 games and has some excellent passing and finishing skills would accompany the two in forward.
Yussuf Poulsen has been consistent in the forward attack for RB Leipzig. He has 1 goal to his name as of now with an amazing dribbling success of 80%.
He got good support from midfielders like Christopher Nkunku and Amadou Haidara. Nkunku has hit the net once and has maintained a good passing accuracy of 81%. Haidara’s dribbling success is 100% in the 3 games he played.
Manchester United have a strong midfield with the likes of Marcus Rashford and Bruno Fernandes. Rashford has scored 6 goals with an amazing scoring frequency of 54 min.
Bruno Fernandes has been a quality attacking midfielder who has 77.4% pass success and is very strong in creating chances. He has 3 goals,2.9 shots per target, 2.9 key passes and 0.9 dribbles per game so far. He also has a good passing accuracy of 74%.
Christopher Nkunku has been a quality midfield for RB Leipzig. He creates lots of opportunities and is involved in two assists this season along with 1.7 shots on target and 84% pass accuracy.
He will have great support of Dani Almo and Kevin Kampl.
Manchester United’s defense has been a major concern for the side after inconsistences in the recent outings. The trio of Maguire, Telles and Lindelof will have to do a neat job in order to stop RB Leipzig from scoring.
Maguire has an average interception of 1.3 so far with a passing accuracy of 88%. Maguire has been decent in aerial duels and interceptions but has often shown his weakness in tackling. The defender has 87.9% pass success, 78% aerials won per game along with 0.5 tackles and 1.6 interceptions per match.
For RB Leipzig, Angelino and Ibrahim Konate have given a good performance in defense. Angelino’s tackling average is 2.6 per game. He has also provided excellent support to the forward attack with 2 goals and 2 assists. Konate has maintained an average of 1.4 interceptions per game with 100% dribbling success.
Both the teams will be aiming to book a spot in the Round of 16 of the Champions League. RB Leipzig are looking in great form. However, the Reds will try to counter-attack the hosts and replicate their performance of the last match when the two teams met. Fans can expect the Wednesday clash to be a thriller with many surprises.
Most of the prediction and betting platforms seem to give Manchester United a slight upper hand for the mega clash. As per FCtables.com, there is a 38% chance of a win for Manchester United, while the chance of RB Leipzig’s victory stands at 36%. Their predictor is suggesting a 25% chance of having a draw game.
The well-known platform Bettingexpert.com has given 2.55 odds for Manchester United’s win, 2.70 odds for RB Leipzig’s win, and 3.75 odds for a draw.
As per the betting model via SofaScore, the odds for Manchester United’s win stand at 2.37, while the odds are 2.70 in favor of RB Leipzig. 3.75 odds are for a draw game.