Sunday, May 22, 2022

RB Leipzig 2/1 to beat Liverpool in Wednesday’s Champions League knockout tie

Competition: Champions League

Market: RB Leipzig win

Odds: 2/1 @ 888sport

Looking to pick up an early advantage on Tuesday night, RB Leipzig and Liverpool will face off at the Puskás Aréna in Hungary.

Starting with RB Leipzig, while Die Roten Bullen might have suffered that shock 3-2 defeat at the hands of Mainz last month, the German outfit have bounced back in eye-catching fashion. Cutting Bayern Munich’s lead at the top of the table to just four points, many have once again tipped Julian Nagelsmann’s side as a European dark horse this year. Managing to reach their first Champions League semi-final last summer, Leipzig were last seen landing a 2-1 victory against Augsburg on home soil. Smelling a golden chance to cause what many would consider an upset out in Hungary this week, it should be noted that the Whites have won each of their last four straight contests across all formats. Already landing themselves victories against both Manchester United and PSG in this year’s tournament, it’s well worth keeping an eye out for Leipzig in midweek.

As for the Premier League strugglers, while Leipzig might have continued their recent purple patch, Liverpool are a side firmly in the midst of a crisis. With Jurgen Klopp watching his side suffer a stunning collapse over the weekend, the Reds were hit with a 3-1 drumming against Leicester and they have seen their title ambitions take another major dent. Now sat 13 points adrift of Manchester City, the former Borussia Dortmund boss has seen his side lose each of their last three matchups on the bounce. Enduring his most testing spell since taking over at Anfield, Klopp has also seen his squad land just a pair of Premier League wins since December 19th. Already suffering defeats against the likes of Southampton, Burnley and Brighton since opening 2021, Liverpool should face another stern test in midweek.

Bet: RB Leipzig 2/1 to beat Liverpool in Wednesday’s Champions League knockout tie @ 888sport


Tom Dunstan

Formerly of The Independent, Tom is a freelance football and boxing journalist from Essex, England. Currently working for three online publications, Tom is a graduate of the University of Falmouth and has spent the last two years writing across Australia, New Zealand and Asia. He can be followed at @IamTomDunstan



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