RB Leipzig vs Real Madrid Prediction: Champions League


Real Madrid will be looking to seal qualification and the top spot in Group F when they travel to the Red Bull Arena Leipzig in Germany to face an RB Leipzig side that are currently second in the group and looking to seal qualification with a win, with kickoff slated for 20:00 GMT. 


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Can Madrid Seal Qualification with an Away Win?

Carlo Ancelotti’s men will look to wrap up their qualification process with a win away to RB Leipzig. This comes after they were held to a 1-1 draw away to Shakhtar Donetsk on matchday 4.

Los Blancos will be looking to build on their imperious domestic form, after an unbeaten beginning to their La Liga season, with their latest result being the 3-1 win on Saturday. 

With matches coming thick and fast, Ancelotti will also be looking to motivate his side while rotating some of his key men in this clash to ensure freshness, energy, and tempo are maintained in their performance. 

Can RB Leipzig Cause an Upset and Bolster their Qualification Chances?

Marco Rose has seen an upturn in Leipzig’s form as they have steadily climbed the table 8th while remaining unbeaten in their last four outings in Bundesliga.

RB Leipzig will be looking to bolster their chances of qualification from Group F with a win when they meet the European Champions Real Madrid on Tuesday.

Rose will prioritize discipline, high intensity, and tempo in the performance against Madrid. Given the quality and experience they will face on the Madrid side, their performance will need to be flawless to enhance their chances of winning.

Form Guide

RB Leipzig

RB Leipzig have recovered from their poor earlier start to their Group F campaign to climb up to second in the group.

They started the campaign with two back-to-back losses against Shakhtar Donetsk (1-4) and Real Madrid (2-0). Rose’s charges have bounced back with wins against Celtic (3-1) away at home and (0-2) away from home. 

They have collected 6 points from the available 12, and they currently sit second in Group F, four points behind group leaders Real Madrid. 

They have scored six goals and conceded seven in the process. This underscores their challenge with their shape and solidity in the Champions League. 

Real Madrid

Carlo Ancelotti’s charges are unbeaten in their Champions League campaign so far this season in Group F. They have won three times and drawn once in their four outings. They have collected 10 points from the available 12.

Los Blancos lead Group F by four points ahead of their Tuesday opponents RB Leipzig. The reigning Champions of Europe have scored eight times while conceding just two. This underscores their balance between attack and defence, which has driven them to the top of Group F and La Liga so far this season. 

Possible Starting Lineups

RB Leipzig

J. Blaswich; D. Raum, J. Gvardiol, W. Orban, B. Henrichs; X. Schlager, K. Kampl; E. Forsberg, D. Szoboszlai; C. Nkunku, A. Silva

Real Madrid

T. Courtois; D. Carvajal, E. Militao, D. Alaba, F. Mendy; L. Modric, A. Tchouameni, T. Kroos; F. Velverde, Rodrygo, V. Junior


Players to Watch

C. Nkunku

The Frenchman has been in flying form for RB Leipzig this season. His goal-scoring, movement, dynamism, creativity, and work rate are important tools for the German side as they look to get their season back on track.

Nkunku will be central to Leipzig’s efforts to beat Real Madrid on Tuesday. He will provide the forward thrust and goal threat to drive the team forward and put the opponents under pressure. 

V. Junior

The Brazilian is a crucial cog in the Los Blancos machine that has flown into this season with impressive form.

His pace down the flanks has been instrumental in opening up defences, creating chances, and stretching backlines to create openings for others.

Junior will be central to Madrid’s game plan to win away in Germany and seal Group F qualification.

Prediction

RB Leipzig will focus on solidity and compactness in their approach. Marco Rose will get his team working hard, maintaining discipline in defence, and attacking with pace when possession turns over.

Real Madrid will seek to impose their style on Leipzig on Tuesday. Ancelotti will expect his side to play like champions in a dominant display. 

Real Madrid will have too much for RB Leipzig; they will win the match and seal Group F qualification. 

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