RB Leipzig - Tottenham Hotspur betting tip & odds comparison 10.03.2020
In gameweek 2 of Champions League, RB Leipzig will host Tottenham at Red Bull Arena. Kick-off is scheduled for 9:00 PM on Mar 10, 2020 With our match prediction and odds comparison for RB Leipzig vs. Tottenham you are guaranteed to get all the important facts and details for this fixture. First and foremost, we will take a close look at the teams' recent performances.
RB Leipzig were victorious in 3 of their previous 5 league matches (3 wins, 2 draws, 0 defeats. In the current Champions League season 2019/2020, RB Leipzig were able to win 1 of their 3 games at home, with a total of 1 draw, and 1 defeat (Goal difference 4:5).
Leipzig vs Tottenham
The second leg of the Champions League round of 16 tie takes place on Tuesday night in Leipzig as Tottenham take on RB Leipzig hoping to overturn a 0-1 deficit from the first leg loss in London.
Formed just over 10 years ago, RB Leipzig is a club that has been in the ascendancy since its formation, getting promotions from one division to the next, putting up good performances in domestic competitions and extending the same to Europe. They have maintained a consistent policy when it comes to coach and player recruitments over the years and this appears to be bearing fruit – they are on the verge of a first-ever Champions League quarter-final and are amongst a handful of teams in the hunt for a Bundesliga title this season.
RB Leipzig comes into this game undefeated in their last 5 Champions League games. In addition to the victory in the first leg, RB Leipzig has defeated Zenit St Petersburg home and away. They also picked up a draw at home against Benfica and away against Lyon with all 4 results coming in the group stage. However, RB Leipzig has not had things all their own way at home in the Champions League this season. They lost their first group game at home against Lyon and were also held to a draw at home against Benfica. They got their act together and have since posted good performances both in the Bundesliga and in Europe, including a 7-match winning streak at some point.
Timo Werner’s penalty was all that separated the two sides, although he should have netted at least two more while Angelino hit the post as Leipzig lay siege to the Spurs goal. They couldn’t add to their lead, however, and it is rather telling that the Player of the Match award was handed to Tottenham’s goalkeeper Huge Lloris – that pretty much sums up how dominant Leipzig were in that encounter.
Julian Nagelsmann rested some of his key players in the game against Wolfsburg on Saturday. Dani Olmo and Ademola Lookman both came off the bench but will be available to start here or come off the bench again. Leading marksman Timo Werner also came on at the hour mark although he couldn’t help his team break the deadlock in a game that ended 0-0. He will certainly be amongst the starters and bears the weight of expectations and the hopes and dreams of the football-loving community of Saxony, Leipzig. Ibrahima Konate and Kevin Kampl are still unavailable for Leipzig through injury, but Willi Orban made the bench against Wolfsburg on Saturday having recovered from knee surgery.
Tottenham Hotspur have it all to do in this second leg after losing 0-1 at home in the first leg. On the balance of play in that first leg, they could have conceded more than a single goal and should actually feel a bit relieved they come into this match with just the one goal deficit that makes keeps this tie delicately poised with either side having a chance to take control. That loss to RB Leipzig was their second straight defeat against a German club in the Champions League this season having previously lost 3-1 at Bayern Munich in the final game of the group stage.
However, Jose Mourinho’s side have fared better on their travels than at home in the Champions League. Spurs have lost only one of their last 4 away matches in the competition. Going back into the knockout phase of last year’s competition, they defeated Ajax, in the semi-final last season and Crvena Zvezda in the group stage this season. History also shows that Tottenham Hotspur are capable of picking up a result away from home in the Champions League. They have recently defeated Borussia Dortmund and picked up a draw in Barcelona which highlights what they can do on the road.
Unfortunately, they have been beset with injuries to some key players in attacking positions and that certainly does not help their cause coming into this match. These injuries, particularly to captain Harry Kane and Heung-Min Son have pretty much derailed their season, as they are fading off in the race for the champions league places in the EPL following back-to-back defeats to Chelsea and Wolves and a 1-1 draw over the weekend at Burnley that left them 8th on the log, seven points off 4th placed Chelsea. Of course, a nice run in the Champions League would help to lighten the mood, but they will have to overcome a one-goal deficit in Germany to progress to the quarter-finals.
Kane and Son, as mentioned, remain on the sidelines for Tottenham, while powerful midfielder Moussa Sissoko is still on the treatment table following a knee operation. Tottenham’s injury nightmare continued with the news that Steven Bergwijn is out for an “extended period” with a sprained ankle. The Dutch winger, who joined Spurs from PSV for £25m in January, suffered the injury in the closing stages of Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Burnley. Juan Foyth could potentially return as he battles back from a groin problem.
Lucas Moura, Harry Winks, Serge Aurier and Giovani Lo Celso started on the bench against Burnley on Saturday but should all return, while Erik Lamela could keep his spot in a wide area.
Possible Line Ups
|Injured: Orban (knee), Kampl (ankle), Konaté (hamstring) and Kane (hamstring), Son (arm), Sissoko (knee), Steven Bergwijn (ankle), Ben Davies (hamstring), Sessegnon (hip)|
OUR BETTING TIPS AND PREDICTIONS FOR RB LEIPZIG V TOTTENHAM
Based on the balance of play from the 1st leg and the availability of players on both sides, the first and most logical prediction off the top of the deck of the RB Leipzig vs Tottenham betting tips is we are backing the hosts to win at odds of 1.53.
It is highly likely that Mourinho will opt to keep things a bit compact at the back and try to hit on the counter in an effort to get that all crucial away goal having failed to score in their own backyard in the first leg. This might actually be Spurs’ best approach, but it doesn’t lend itself to a high scoring game. And that’s why Under 2.5 Goals is so appealing at odds of 2.14.
Timo Werner has proven to be dependable for Leipzig across all competitions. He is their leading striker and has scored an impressive 27 goals in 35 matches in all competitions this season. He has obviously drawn the attention of and is being courted by some of Europe’s top giants with a view to luring him away from Leipzig this summer. We fancy he will continue his goal-scoring exploits in this match and our final betting tip is, therefore, Werner to Score Anytime @ 1.90.
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