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RB Leipzig vs Celtic betting tips: Champions League preview, predictions & odds

Leipzig come into their midweek Champions League clash after a 4-0 win against Bochum at the weekend but have poor continental form to arrest against Celtic’s European know-how

Match Preview & Prediction

RB Leipzig comes into the Champions League on the back of a much-needed 4-0 win against VfL Bochum at the weekend as Die Roten Bullen has endured rocky form in the Bundesliga this term in a string of performances that have traded wins and losses across the last six domestic matchdays, but not even that patchwork of results has made its way into the CL group stage as RBL have lost both of their Group F clashes with just a single goal to their name while surrendering six at the other end.

A brace each for Christopher Nkunku and Timo Werner at the weekend could be a timely find for the European front when Celtic travel to Saxony and arrive at Red Bull Arena, but the Scottish giants have, at the very least, earned a point thus far where Leipzig has failed to do so. In what looks to be two sides now competing for a place in the Europa League on the surface, Shakhtar Donetsk clashing with Real Madrid for two consecutive matchdays could open the door for either side to climb back into the running for a trip to the knockout stage.

Celtic’s domestic form will always overshadow what they are possibly capable of on the continent as the Hoops have smashed 27 goals in just 8 Scottish Premiership fixtures while boasting the league’s top defense, but even a founding Leipzig is a tougher test by comparison and with firepower in depth up front for Leipzig as well as home support, RBL could sneak a much-needed win come to the end of full-time.

Prediction: RB Leipzig 2-1 Celtic

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Andrew Thompson

US-based Football writer. German football guru with a wealth of experience in youth development and analysis. Data aficionado. Happily championing the notion that Americans have a knowledgeable voice in the beautiful game.

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