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RB Leipzig vs Paris Saint-Germain FC betting tips
This article covers RB Leipzig vs Paris Saint-Germain FC betting tips and predictions.
Also included is a thorough RB Leipzig vs Paris Saint-Germain FC betting preview.
Note: All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.
RB Leipzig vs Paris Saint-Germain: Match details
Match: RB Leipzig vs Paris Saint-Germain FC
Competition: UEFA Champions League
Date: August 18, 2020
Kick-off time: 8:00 pm, August 18, 2020 (UK time)
Stadium: Estadio Do Sport Lisboa E Benfica
Betting prediction: RB Leipzig 1-2 Paris Saint-Germain
Paris Saint-Germain have won all three of their competitive matches since the restart and will fancy their chances against the competition rookies.
RB Leipzig have already punched far above their weight to reach the last four of the competition and won’t be intimidated by PSG’s star-studded side.
Both sides were narrow winners in the quarter-finals and we can expect another tight encounter on Tuesday.
RB Leipzig vs Paris Saint-Germain: What are the betting odds?
RB Leipzig vs Paris Saint-Germain: Recommended bets
Over 2.5 goals. Paris Saint-Germain have not been at their free-scoring best since the restart but with Neymar and Mbappe playing together again, they should be
Both teams to score. RB Leipzig have scored at least two goals in seven of their nine Champions League matches this season.
Kylian Mbappe is finally fit to start and will be raring to go. Mbappe has scored 29 goals in all competitions this season, including five in the Champions League.
RB Leipzig vs Paris Saint-Germain: Semi-final match preview
RB Leipzig take on Paris Saint-Germain in the first of the Champions League semi-finals on Tuesday night. Like every match since the quarter-finals, Tuesday’s game will take place behind closed doors in Lisbon, Portugal.
RB Leipzig overcame the odds by knocking out Atletico Madrid in the last round. Dani Olmo opened the scoring for Leipzig before Joao Felix equalised from the penalty spot.
The match looked to be heading to extra time but American Tyler Adams netted the winner with minutes to go. Dayot Upamecano put in a Man of the Match performance at the back.
Many had ruled out Leipzig’s chances after they lost their top scorer Timo Werner to Chelsea last month. Werner scored 34 goals for Leipzig this season, including four in Europe.
This is only Leipzig’s second-ever season in the Champions League – and their fourth in Europe overall.
The club was only founded in 2009. And while they do have substantial corporate backing, their achievements over the last few seasons should not be underestimated.
PSG came from behind to beat Atalanta 2-1 last Wednesday. Thomas Tuchel’s side scored two dramatic goals in second-half stoppage time to break Atalanta’s hearts.
Since their big-money takeover in 2011, the Champions League has been the won trophy that has evaded the Parisians. This is their first semi-finals appearances since 1996.
There is no second leg so a winner must be decided on the night. Extra time will be played if the scores are level after 90 minutes.
The other semi-final also has representatives of Germany and France. Bayern Munich face Lyon in Wednesday’s semi for the remaining spot in Sunday’s final.
RB Leipzig team news vs Paris Saint-Germain
Julian Nagelsmann nearly has a fully-fit squad to choose from. Ibrahima Konata is the side’s only injury absentee ahead of Tuesday’s game.
RB Leipzig could name the same eleven that started against Atletico, but that doesn’t mean Nagelsmann is short of options. Match winner Tyler Adams could be rewarded with a start, while Patrik Schick will be hoping to replace Yussuf Poulsen.
Nordi Mukiele is an option if Nagelsmann opts to field three at the back.
With Werner no longer at the club, Marcel Sabitzer is Leipzig’s current leading scorer with 16 goals this season.
Christopher Nkunku is set to face his former club.
July signings Hwang Hee-Chan and Benjamin Henrichs are ineligible to feature.
Paris Saint-Germain team news vs RB Leipzig
Goalkeeper Keylor Navas is a major doubt after picking up a hamstring injury that forced him off against Atalanta. Sergio Rico is expected to start in goal for Paris.
Kylian Mbappe played the final 30 minutes of the quarter-final and should be fit enough to start on Tuesday, so Pablo Sarabia should make way.
Angel Di Maria returns from suspension and is likely come straight into the starting eleven.
Despite his heroics last time out, Eric-Maxim Choupo-Moting is likely to be used as an impact player once again. The same goes for Julian Draxler and Leandro Paredes.
Marco Verratti could feature on the bench after missing out last week, but he won’t be fit to start. Layvin Kurzawa will miss out altogether.
Predicted RB Leipzig line-up vs Paris Saint-Germain
Predicted Paris Saint-Germain line-up vs RB Leipzig
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This article was edited by Benjamin Newman.