Manchester United vs RB Leipzig betting tips: UEFA Champions League preview, predictions & odds

Paul Pogba
Manchester United FC
5
-
0
RB Leipzig
Match ended
Show players
Rashford, Marcus
90'
Martial, Anthony
87'
86'
Sabitzer, Marcel
Pogba, Paul
Cavani, Edinson
82'
Wan-Bissaka, Aaron
Tuanzebe, Axel
81'
Rashford, Marcus
78'
77'
Kluivert, Justin
74'
Kampl, Kevin
Kluivert, Justin
Rashford, Marcus
74'
van de Beek, Donny
Fernandes, Bruno
68'
66'
Nkunku, Christopher
Sorloth, Alexander
Matic, Nemanja
McTominay, Scott
63'
63'
Henrichs, Benjamin
Sabitzer, Marcel
Greenwood, Mason
Rashford, Marcus
63'
46'
Henrichs, Benjamin
Matic, Nemanja
34'
Greenwood, Mason
21'

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 betting tips: UEFA Champions League preview, predictions & odds

MONACO, MONACO – AUGUST 29: The UEFA Champions League trophy is seen prior to the UEFA Champions League Draw, part of the UEFA European Club Football Season Kick-Off 2019/2020 at Salle des Princes, Grimaldi Forum on August 29, 2019 in Monaco, Monaco. (Photo by Eurasia Sport Images/Getty Images)

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


Manchester United vs RB Leipzig betting tips: UEFA Champions League preview, predictions & odds

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 01: Bruno Fernandes of Manchester United during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Old Trafford on February 1, 2020 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Sam Bagnall – AMA/Getty Images)

Betting prediction: Manchester United 1 – 2 RB Leipzig

Advertisement

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 betting tips: UEFA Champions League preview, predictions & odds

MUNICH, GERMANY – FEBRUARY 09: (BILD ZEITUNG OUT) Dayot Upamecano of RB Leipzig looks on during the Bundesliga match between FC Bayern Muenchen and RB Leipzig at Allianz Arena on February 9, 2020 in Munich, Germany. (Photo by Roland Krivec/DeFodi Images via Getty Images)

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

Manchester United FC vs RB Leipzig form
w
Southampton FC vs Manchester United FC - 2:3
w
Manchester United FC vs Istanbul Basaksehir FK - 4:1
w
Manchester United FC vs West Bromwich Albion - 1:0
w
Everton FC vs Manchester United FC - 1:3
l
Istanbul Basaksehir FK vs Manchester United FC - 2:1
Latest match form, last 5 games:
w
RB Leipzig vs Arminia Bielefeld - 2:1
l
Paris Saint-Germain FC vs RB Leipzig - 1:0
d
Eintracht Frankfurt vs RB Leipzig - 1:1
w
RB Leipzig vs SC Freiburg - 3:0
w
RB Leipzig vs Paris Saint-Germain FC - 2:1
Last 5 games for Manchester United FC
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
Last 5 games for RB Leipzig
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
Manchester United FC vs RB Leipzig UEFA Champions League 20/21 form
Manchester United FC RB Leipzig
4 Matches played 4
3 Matches won 2
54 Goal attempts 46
26 Shots on goal 19
13 Shots off goal 15
21 Corner kicks 18
50% Average ball possession 50%
15 Shots blocked 12
6 Cards given 10
50 Free kicks 74
6 Offsides 6
1 Shots on post 0
11 Goals by foot 4
1 Goals by head 0
12 Goals scored 4
4 Goals conceded 7
Manchester United FC vs RB Leipzig statistics for most recent head to head matches
Manchester United FC RB Leipzig
1 Matches 1
1 Home Matches 0
0 Away Matches 1
5 Total Goals 0
5 Average Goals Scored 0
1 Wins 0
0 Losses 1
0 Draws 0
Last 5 games & match results between Manchester United FC and RB Leipzig
October 28, 2020 UEFA Champions League 20/21 Manchester United FC 5 - 0 RB Leipzig
Manchester United vs RB Leipzig betting tips: UEFA Champions League preview, predictions & odds

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 04: Harry Maguire of Manchester United reacts during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford on October 04, 2020 in Manchester, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Oli Scarff – Pool/Getty Images)

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.

Advertisement

Manchester United vs RB Leipzig betting tips: UEFA Champions League preview, predictions & odds

Leipzig’s players celebrate their win at the end of the UEFA Champions League quarter-final football match between Leipzig and Atletico Madrid at the Jose Alvalade stadium in Lisbon on August 13, 2020. (Photo by LLUIS GENE / POOL / AFP) (Photo by LLUIS GENE/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

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.

Advertisement

Manchester United vs RB Leipzig betting tips: UEFA Champions League preview, predictions & odds

Manchester United’s Norwegian manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer leaves after the English Premier League football match between Crystal Palace and Manchester United at Selhurst Park in south London on July 16, 2020. – Manchester United won the game 2-0. (Photo by Glyn KIRK / POOL / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or ‘live’ services. Online in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No video emulation. Social media in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No use in betting publications, games or single club/league/player publications. / (Photo by GLYN KIRK/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

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.

Manchester United vs RB Leipzig betting tips: UEFA Champions League preview, predictions & odds

LEIPZIG, GERMANY – APRIL 21: Julian Nagelsmann during the Bundesliga match between RB Leipzig and TSG 1899 Hoffenheim at Red Bull Arena on April 21, 2018 in Leipzig, Germany. (Photo by Matthias Kern/Bongarts/Getty Images)

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.

Advertisement

Predicted Manchester United line-up vs RB Leipzig

Manchester United's predicted XI to face RB Leipzig.

Manchester United’s predicted XI to face RB Leipzig.

Predicted RB Leipzig line-up vs Manchester United

RB Leipzig's predicted XI to face Manchester United.

RB Leipzig’s predicted XI to face Manchester United.


Manchester United vs RB Leipzig – Official videos


– 101 Great Goals may earn commission from links on this page. Our content is always original. Note that all of our reviewers are compensated for contributing content to 101 Great Goals. Learn more.

Best football betting tips & free bet offers

Click here for more Premier League betting tips

This article was edited by Benjamin Newman.

Manchester United vs RB Leipzig live streaming & betting tips FAQs

What time is kick off between Manchester United vs RB Leipzig?
8:00 pm on Wednesday Oct 28, 2020 (UK Time)
What is the best way to watch Manchester United vs RB Leipzig?
In America, Manchester United vs RB Leipzig is available to live stream on NBC Sports via FuboTV. Outside of the USA, with easy-to-use ExpressVPN you can bypass the geo-restrictions and you'll be able to watch Manchester United vs RB Leipzig. Alternatively, using a funded Bet365 account or one which has placed a bet in the last 24 hours. Check our live streaming article for this match to make sure your country is not among those restricted from this service.
What is the 101 Great Goals prediction for Manchester United vs RB Leipzig?
101 Great Goals predicts: Manchester United 1 - 2 RB Leipzig