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RB Leipzig vs. Real Madrid Predictions and Tips

Dumitru Palanchuk
Dumitru Palanchuk
12 February 2024, 14:50

Both teams approach the first match of the Champions League in a different mood. If Real Madrid, having missed the post-New Year recession, which is traditional for Carlo Ancelotti's teams, shows probably the most solid and total football in recent seasons, then Leipzig is starting to shake. Real Madrid is leading in La Liga and is traditionally considered one of the main favourites in the Champions League, while Leipzig has dropped to 5th place in the Bundesliga and is fighting with varying success with its neighbours for a place in the Champions League.

RB Leipzig vs. Real Madrid Preview 

RB Leipzig Preview

Leipzig started the season well, but the team is entering the new year with a certain degree of troubles and inconsistency. In the last five matches, there has been only one victory over Union Berlin, with one draw and three defeats. At stake for Red Bull is the fight for the Champions League places in the Bundesliga and there are questions whether Marco Rose has enough resources to fight with the grandee of European football. Leipzig looked decent in the group stage, came out of second place, naturally passing last year's champions Manchester City ahead. However, at the moment there is reason to believe that it makes sense for the team to focus on the domestic championship, despite all the prestige of the Champions League playoffs. 

Real Madrid Preview

Considering all the cadre problems of Real Madrid, Carlo Ancelotti is doing a fantastic job, and the team is playing at an exorbitant level, masking injuries with pressure and dedication. In the last match, Real Madrid did not have a single central defender available, forcing them to resort to the experimental Daniel Carvajal- Aurelien Tchouameni duo. Even in such a situation, Real Madrid did not give its main pursuer in the championship, Girona (4-0), a chance and is in a great mood for its favourite tournament. Having passed the group flawlessly and scored the maximum number of points, the team is rightfully considered the favourite of the upcoming match as also evident from RB Leipzig vs. Real Madrid odds.

Betting Tips for RB Leipzig vs. Real Madrid

Real Madrid to Win

While Leipzig looks inconsistent in the current part of the season, Madrid, even with all its problems, looks almost flawless in their game build-up. Most of the key players, including Vinicius Junior, Toni Kroos and others are in good form and ready for the match. Moreover, playing against Real Madrid in the Champions League is one of the hardest challenges for any club, given Madrid’s special relations with the tournament. William Hill evaluates this outcome with odds of 2.10.

Total Over 2.5 Goals

Germans will not seal themselves into the defence in front of their fans, while Real Madrid is one of the best teams in the world in using open spaces. Given Madrid’s cadre problems with defenders, Leipzig will definitely get its chances. At the same time, Leipzig is not the example of coherent defensive build-up, having conceded 10 goals in the last 4 matches. William Hill evaluates this RB Leipzig vs. Real Madrid prediction with odds of 1.67.

Vinicius Junior to Score at Any Time

Given the absence of Jude Bellingham in the upcoming match, Vinicius Junior has to take the mantle of leadership, which he was doing quite well last season. His performance in the match with Girona was outstanding and there is a reason to believe that he is approaching the decisive part of the season in the best shape. Given Rodrygo’s struggle with goals and Joselu’s poor realisation, it is Vini that had to step up in this match. William Hill evaluates this RB Leipzig vs. Real Madrid tip with odds of 2.60.

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