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Real Madrid vs. RB Leipzig Predictions and Tips

Dumitru Palanchuk
Dumitru Palanchuk
5 March 2024, 12:11

After winning 1-0 in Germany, with Brahim Diaz scoring a beautiful goal, Real Madrid aims to capitalise on this advantage and proceed to the next round of this season’s campaign. RB Leipzig surprised in the first leg with its cohesive game and well-positioned pressing, making Andriy Lunin one of the best players on the pitch. In contrast with their Bundesliga games, die Rotten Bullen managed to maintain concentration for the whole match, but coming to Santiago Bernabeu will be a different experience. Last time the teams met at Santiago Bernabeu was the group stage in 2022, when Real Madrid secured a confident 2-0 win. This time, the stakes are different but it is a question whether Leipzig has the capabilities to upset the kings of Champions League.

Real Madrid vs. RB Leipzig Preview 

Real Madrid Preview

After scandalous ending of the La Liga match against Valencia (2-2), with Jude Bellingham’s winning goal disallowed, saw many Real Madrid players and officials furious, but due to setbacks of Girona and Barcelona, Real still has a comfortable advantage in La Liga which allows Carlo Ancelotti’s team fully concentrate on their favourite tournament. Real Madrid has favourable statistics at Santiago Bernabeu - they have not lost here since April 2022, with 9 wins and 1 draw. Moreover, Real knows how to play against German clubs at home, not losing to them for 8 matches (6 wins, 2 draws). Given these statistics, coupled with players’ solid form, Real has all the chances to advance to quarterfinals. 

RB Leipzig Preview 

Leipzig after the first-leg match played three matches in the Bundesliga framework, where the team had 2 wins and one loss. Despite the positive results, Leipzig looked unfocused in these matches, which cost them points in the match against Bayern (2-1). Leipzig is still in the middle of the fight for a Champions League slot, being only a point away from fourth place. Despite Marco Rose’s bravado, it will be extremely hard for Leipzig to get the chances to advance to quarterfinals. Real Madrid at Santiago Bernabeu is a completely different story, while Leipzig is not shining in away games with 2 wins, 2 draws and 4 loses in the last 8 away games.

Betting Tips for Real Madrid vs. RB Leipzig

Real Madrid to Win

Real Madrid is well-known for its special relations with the Champions League. No matter in what state the team is, Los Blancos are always among the favourites of the tournament. In its current squad, Real is among the best teams in Europe and having one goal advantage even when the away goal rule is no longer in place puts them in a very good position. Leipzig, despite showing its best in the first match, has very little chance of proceeding to the quarter finals. For this Real Madrid vs. RB Leipzig prediction, Unibet gives odds of 1.57.

Total Yellow Cards Over 4.5

Even though the odds are against RB Leipzig, it is hard to expect that Germans will give up and come to Madrid for a formal 90 minutes. The match is expected to be heated, especially given the Madrid state of mind after scandals in the last La Liga match. The referee of the upcoming match is Davide Massa, who has an average of 4.7 yellow cards per match. The first match saw 5 yellow cards and this match will likely feature similar numbers if not more. Real Madrid vs. RB Leipzig odds for this outcome, as defined by Unibet, are 1.81.

Vinicius Junior to Score at Any Time

1.98. Vinicius Junior is the key Real attacking contributor, with 16 goals and 8 assists this season. Last weekend he crossed the 250 matches mark at Real Madrid, which he celebrated with 2 goals in Valencia’s net. With Rodrigo struggling behind the net and Joselu being injured, the responsibility of scoring goals is on Vinicius shoulders and he is well-capable to fulfil this role. For this Real Madrid vs. RB Leipzig tip, Unibet gives 1.98.

Remember to gamble responsibly. Tips provided serve only as a recommendation, not as a call to action. Always rely on your own judgement.