RB Leipzig vs Club Brugge
UEFA Champions League
Date: Tuesday, 28 September 2021
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Red Bull Arena.
Leipzig had a disastrous start to their UCL season, and as a result have been placed bottom-most in the table. Meanwhile, Bruges secured a respectable result in their opener, and that too against expectations.
However, there is still time to play catch-up. What complicates things for these two is the presence of Manchester City, and PSG in this same group – and is known, those two are the favorites to lift the CL trophy at the end of the season.
Realistically, Leipzig and Bruges are playing for the third spot in the group, but if they push it, and if luck is on their side, they could probably gun for the second position.
However, a win is a must this Tuesday. Since City and PSG are locking horns with each other this same game week, at least one of the two will be dropping points (hopefully both), and Leipzig or Bruges must capitalize on this opportunity.
As such, expect a fierce encounter this game week at the Red Bull Arena, and anticipate goals from either side of the pitch as well.
Going on though, the Red Bulls have the edge this Tuesday on account of the talent they have at disposal, and their experience (they had made it to the semis of the competition just two years back).
RB Leipzig vs Club Brugge Head-to-head (h2h)
- This is the first time these two teams are facing each other on the pitch.
- Leipzig are yet to take on a Belgian opponent.
- Meanwhile, Bruges had lost five of their former six meetings against other Bundesliga rivals.
- It’s been 18 years since they have defeated a German foe.
RB Leipzig vs Club Brugge Prediction
Leipzig lost 6-3 on the road the last match-day in the competition, against Manchester City. In the meantime, Bruges held the seemingly unstoppable PSG to a 1-1 draw.
Going on, the Red Bulls were the runners-up of one of the best leagues in Europe the last season, while their opposite number are from the comparatively inferior Belgian top flight.
On top of that, the Bulls have been on great form at home all through 2021. In fact, they have lost just against three teams this year – Bayern, Dortmund, and Liverpool.
On the other hand, Bruges have won just five times on the road since February, and importantly, they have a poor record against German teams in the past two decades. Likely, expect the determined Germans to deliver a hard-fought win this Tuesday.
However, their defense has not been great lately, while Bruges are determined to secure a ticket to the Round of 16. They also have the confidence of shocking PSG. As such, a clean sheet looks unlikely for the Bundesliga team