Saturday, February 24, 2024

Prediction: RB Leipzig vs Real Madrid

Verdict: Real Madrid draw no bet

Best Odds: 4/6

Bookmaker: Olympusbet

Looking to pick up a first-leg advantage on foreign soil in midweek, Real Madrid will travel to Germany when they meet RB Leipzig.

RB Leipzig

Starting with the hosts, while RB Leipzig might have shocked many across the continent back in December as they punched a Champions League knockout stage ticket, Marco Rose’s men are in the midst of a recent wobble. Missing out on what they had billed as a potential opportunity over the weekend as they eventually had to settle for a 2-2 stalemate away at Augsburg, the Red Bulls have picked up just a single victory from any of their previous six appearances across all competitions. Showing some real issues since returning from Germany’s festive break, Leipzig have also gained a reputation for their continued defensive struggles. Signing off January with a 5-2 drumming at the hands of Stuttgart, Rose’s side have remarkably recorded just a sole clean sheet from any of their last 16 straight showdowns – a run that stems all the way back to October 28th.

Team News

Returning from this month’s Africa Cup of Nations with a knee injury, RB Leipzig are expected to be without Mali international Amadou Haidara on Tuesday night. However, aside from the former Salzburg midfielder, Rose’s camp have reported a clean bill of health.

Once again finding the net against Augsburg over the weekend and now getting on the scoresheet in each of his previous four appearances, attacking talisman Lois Openda will have a leading role to play here. Likewise, notching a pair of Champions League goals this season, Benjamin Sesko will partner Openda in the final third.

Real Madrid

As for the visitors, putting in what could be a season-defining performance over the weekend, Real Madrid find the mood in their camp at a red-hot high. Eventually storming their way to a 4-0 romp against La Liga title rivals Girona, Carlo Ancelotti’s men have their sights set on making more history this season. Tipped as a genuine European contender in 2024, Los Blancos certainly made quite the statement during their group stage romp. Winning all of their six Group C appearances by an aggregate score of 16-7, the Spanish icons should be relishing a trip to Germany on Tuesday night. Losing just one of their previous 27 straight matchups across all competitions – a run that stems all the way back to September 24th – Ancelotti’s side have also continued to shine with their clinical performances in the final third.

Team News

In what looks set to be a huge blow for Los Blancos, Real Madrid have confirmed that England international Jude Bellingham faces a few weeks on the sidelines with a sprained ankle. Likewise, Ancelotti’s side will once again be without the likes of Eder Militao, David Alaba and former Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois.

Getting on the scoresheet against Girona over the weekend and now recording six goals in as many domestic appearances, Vinicius Junior will spearhead Madrid’s charge. Luka Modric could be handed a full recall at the heart of Ancelotti’s midfield.

Key Factors to Consider

    • When RB Leipzig and Real Madrid last met on Group C duties back on December 12th, Los Blancos picked up a 3-2 victory on foreign soil.
    • The Spanish icons won all of their six Group C appearances by an aggregate score of 16-7.
    • RB Leipzig have recorded just a single win from any of their previous six appearances across all competitions.
    • Madrid have lost just one of their previous 27 straight matchups across all competitions – a run that stems all the way back to September 24th.
    • Brazil international Vinicius Junior has bagged six goals in as many appearances across all competitions.

    Conclusion

    Storming their way to a stunning 4-0 romp against Girona over the weekend, Real Madrid will be excited by a trip to Germany on Tuesday night. Winning all of their six Group C appearances last year by an aggregate score of 16-7, Los Blancos should also be excited by their most recent meeting against the Red Bulls. Claiming an action-packed 3-2 victory when they met Leipzig back on December 12th, we are predicting an away draw no bet for the Champions League contenders.

    Verdict: Real Madrid draw no bet

    Best Odds: 4/6

    Bookmaker: Olympusbet

    ABOUT THE AUTHOR

    Tom Dunstan


    Formerly of The Independent, Tom has spent the past six years as one of our senior writers and betting experts. Alongside working with numerous publications from across the globe, Tom also graduated from the University of Falmouth in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Digital Media.
    Spending almost the past decade working in countries such as Australia, New Zealand and Canada, he has also spent time featuring in sports radio. Tom can be followed on Instagram - @iamtomdunstan

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