RB Leipzig vs Liverpool
UEFA Champions League
Date: Tuesday, 16 February 2021
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Puskás Aréna.
The Reds are going through one of the worst phases in the past three seasons. They have been worryingly inconsistent lately, and gaffer Jurgen Klopp has officially conceded that their EPL title defense is over.
Confidence is at an all-time low, and this really was not the best time for the English titans to gear up for a European fixture.
On top of that, they are on the road, and are taking on the in-form and hungry Red Bulls, who have been on a mission to put an end to the domination of Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga.
Moreover, the Germans realize that this is the apt time to secure a famous win over one of the most successful teams in the history of the Champions League, and such a victory would definitely give them a lot of momentum.
Do also note that Julian Nagelsmann’s men had represented Germany in the CL semis the last season.
By the looks of things, expect Leipzig to post a win in the first leg.
RB Leipzig vs Liverpool Head-to-head (h2h)
- These two teams have never fought against each other. However, the Red Bulls have a 100% winning record against EPL clubs, barring a single loss at the Old Trafford against Manchester United.
- They have kept clean sheets in two of the former four games, and had scored three or more goals in two of the preceding four encounters.
- Klopp’s men are on a ten-match unbeaten run against German rivals.
- The latest clash was against Bayern in the Round of 16 of the 2019-20 edition, and then they recorded a 3-1 aggregate win.
RB Leipzig vs Liverpool Prediction
The Reds are on a three-game losing run, and had conceded a total of seven goals from the past two fixtures alone. Note that they were also winless in nine of their past twelve overall match-ups.
On the other hand, their counterparts are on a four-fixture winning run, and had a combined scorecard of 10-1 in the process. In addition, they were also unbeaten in 15 of their former 17 overall games.
Finally, they had also won 13 of their last 15 appearances at home, and had scored two or more goals in 11 of their 15 matches here.
Considering the stats regarding current form, expect Leipzig to dominate this upcoming ninety minutes.