Manchester United vs RB Leipzig betting tips
This article covers Manchester United vs RB Leipzig betting tips and predictions.
Also included is a thorough Manchester United vs RB Leipzig betting preview.
Note: All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.
Manchester United vs RB Leipzig: Match details
Match: Manchester United vs RB Leipzig
Competition: UEFA Champions League
Date: October 28, 2020
Kick-off time: 8:00 pm, October 28, 2020 (UK time)
Stadium: Old Trafford
Betting prediction: Manchester United 1 – 2 RB Leipzig
The Red Devils welcome Leipzig to Old Trafford in Manchester on Wednesday for this UEFA Champions League match.
Wednesday’s match will be the first time these sides meet in competitive action in European competition. However, it won’t be the first time that United have faced German opponents.
Of course, the most famous of which is the 1999 Champions League final against Bayern Munich in which Manchester United came-back from 0-1 down to win 2-1 with two goals in injury time from Teddy Sheringham and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
United also have an excellent home record when welcoming German opposition to Old Trafford. To date, they have won 11, drawn 4 and lost only 2 of their 17 home matches against sides from Germany.
Leipzig met English opposition in European competition for the first time in their short history last season. They were drawn against Spurs in the last 16 of the Champions League, winning 4-0 on aggregate. This included a 0-1 in London back in February, with Timo Werner scoring the only goal of the game from the penalty spot.
Manchester United vs RB Leipzig: What are the betting odds?
United are yet to win at Old Trafford this season. Their three matches here so far this season have seen a draw and two defeats. Despite this, they are 6/5 to pick up their first home win on Wednesday against Leipzig.
Manchester United’s last home match was against Chelsea at the weekend, ending in a 0-0 draw. Odds of 5/2 are available if you see them being held by Leipzig to a draw on Wednesday.
Leipzig has won 2 of their 3 away matches so far this campaign. They also won 0-1 on their only previous visit to England against Spurs last season. They are 11/5 underdogs to win again on Wednesday though.
Manchester United vs RB Leipzig – recent form and head to head statistics
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|November 29, 2020||Premier League 20/21||Southampton FC||2 - 3||Manchester United FC|
|November 24, 2020||UEFA Champions League 20/21||Manchester United FC||4 - 1||Istanbul Basaksehir FK|
|November 21, 2020||Premier League 20/21||Manchester United FC||1 - 0||West Bromwich Albion|
|November 7, 2020||Premier League 20/21||Everton FC||1 - 3||Manchester United FC|
|November 4, 2020||UEFA Champions League 20/21||Istanbul Basaksehir FK||2 - 1||Manchester United FC|
|November 28, 2020||Bundesliga 20/21||RB Leipzig||2 - 1||Arminia Bielefeld|
|November 24, 2020||UEFA Champions League 20/21||Paris Saint-Germain FC||1 - 0||RB Leipzig|
|November 21, 2020||Bundesliga 20/21||Eintracht Frankfurt||1 - 1||RB Leipzig|
|November 7, 2020||Bundesliga 20/21||RB Leipzig||3 - 0||SC Freiburg|
|November 4, 2020||UEFA Champions League 20/21||RB Leipzig||2 - 1||Paris Saint-Germain FC|
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|13||Shots off goal||15|
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|1||Shots on post||0|
|11||Goals by foot||4|
|1||Goals by head||0|
|Manchester United FC||RB Leipzig|
|5||Average Goals Scored||0|
|October 28, 2020||UEFA Champions League 20/21||Manchester United FC||5 - 0||RB Leipzig|
Manchester United vs RB Leipzig: Recommended bets
Manchester United’s last home match against German opposition ended in a 2-1 win against Wolfsburg back in September 2015. A repeat of this score on Wednesday is available at odds of 8/1.
Leipzig’s only previous match on English soil was back in February and ended in a 0-1 win. You can back them at 11/1 for the same scoreline here on Wednesday.
RB Leipzig’s two away matches in the Bundesliga have ended with under 2.5 goals scored. United also drew 0-0 at Old Trafford at the weekend. You can back another low scoring game here on Wednesday with odds of 11/10 for under 2.5 goals.
Marcus Rashford was the hero against PSG once again, as he slotted home from Pogba’s pass with just 3 minutes remaining. The England international is 11/2 to score the game’s opener on Wednesday. Or 13/8 to bag a goal at any time during the game against RB Leipzig.
Alexander Sörloth made his full debut at the weekend for Leipzig. The Norwegian international, who signed for the club for £18m from Crystal Palace this summer, is yet to find the net in his 4 appearances for the German league-leaders. Sorloth is the 2/1 favourite of those for the away side to score on Wednesday. Or 13/2 to do so as the game’s first scorer.
Manchester United vs RB Leipzig: Match preview
The Red Devils have become quite the Jekyll and Hyde team this season.
Away from home, Manchester United are a raging beast destroying everything in their path. They have a perfect record with 5 wins from 5 so far this season and average 3 goals per game for and under 1 goal per game against, in all competitions. This includes travelling to last season’s Champions League finalists PSG and beating them in their own backyard.
However, at Old Trafford we see a much tamer, quieter side which has often rolled over and shown its soft underbelly. It was here they lost 1-3 to Crystal Palace in their opening match of the 2020/21 season.
Then, after going 1-0 ahead early on against Spurs, they found themselves 1-2 down a few minutes later before Martial lost his head and saw red for violent conduct. From there, they collapsed, losing 1-6 in the end.
Their 0-0 draw with Chelsea at the weekend was their first point of the season at Old Trafford. But it was a dull match with neither side creating a big chance, and both sides chances totalling below 1.0 xG combined.
After the game, Ole stated the reason behind the insipid performance was the lack of fans in the stadium.
“If we have the Stretford End full behind that goal I’m sure we could create more pressure and more urgency. It is a different sport with the fans here. We miss them. It’s the same for all teams but everyone agrees there’s a little less in it – the edge has gone. I can’t wait to get the fans back.”
– Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Manchester United Manager
Whether true or not, it’s a problem United will need to find a solution to before Wednesday. Because, unlike Frank Lampard, Julian Nagelsmann is a highly experienced and tactically intelligent manager who will know how to pick off this United side if they are struggling to get out of 2nd gear once again.
Manchester United team news vs RB Leipzig
Eric Bailly’s never-ending cycle of injuries shows no sign of abating. Since signing for the club from Villarreal, it feels like he picks up a fresh injury every time he finds his way back into the side. Ole confirmed this week that Bailly will be unavailable for another three to four weeks due to his latest setback.
Phil Jones hasn’t been involved for the club since picking up a knee injury in pre-season. He is ruled out for the visit of Leipzig on Wednesday.
Jesse Lingard is the only other player ruled out. While the club hasn’t provided specific details regarding the nature of his injury, Ole has confirmed that he will be unavailable for a number of weeks.
Anthony Martial sat out the match at the weekend due to a suspension. While he still has one more game to serve following his red card against Spurs, he is available for European competition and should start the game here.
Edison Cavani made his United debut at the weekend, albeit as a substitute. He is unlikely to start in midweek but could make another cameo appearance.
After an impressive debut against PSG, Alex Telles was an unused substitute at the weekend against Chelsea. He is expected to come back into the starting XI here in place of Luke Shaw.
RB Leipzig team news vs Manchester United
Konrad Laimer and Fabrice Hartmann remain on the long-term injury list for Leipzig. The pair have missed every game so far this season for the German league-leaders with ankle and knee ligament injuries respectively.
Lukas Klostermann missed his first match of a long lay-off on Saturday against Hertha Berlin. The defender has gone under the knife for knee surgery and won’t feature again for the club until 2021.
Amadou Haidara is also expected to miss out having tested positive for Coronavirus.
Nordi Mukiele was unable to complete the match at the weekend due to thigh problems. He is likely to be unavailable for the trip to Manchester.
Marcel Sabitzer made his return to action at the weekend with a 21-minute cameo appearance. The 26-year-old versatile midfielder hadn’t played in the Bundesliga yet this season. Will Julian Nagelsmann risk throwing him in from the start on Wednesday?
Yussuf Poulsen, Dani Olmo, Tyler Adams and Marcel Halstenberg didn’t start Saturday’s match for Leipzig. All four likely come into contention to start this match as Nagelsmann shuffles his deck to keep legs fresh.
Predicted Manchester United line-up vs RB Leipzig
Predicted RB Leipzig line-up vs Manchester United
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This article was edited by Benjamin Newman.