RB Leipzig vs Manchester United Predictions
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- Both teams have scored in each of Manchester United’s last six competitive away games.
- Both teams have scored in four of RB Leipzig’s last five in all competitions.
- RB Leipzig have lost only one of their nine home games this season, while Manchester United have lost one of their nine away games.
- RB Leipzig have scored exactly two goals in four of their last five home matches.
Man Utd to scrape through in Leipzig
Champions League Group H is balanced on a knife edge heading into the final round of Group Stage ties, with PSG, Manchester United and RB Leipzig all tied on nine points.
With PSG fully expected to deliver a victory over Istanbul Basaksehir, all attention will fall on this crucial tie in Leipzig. Manchester United need to avoid defeat to secure passage through to the knockout stages, but they’re facing a home side on a seven match winning streak at home.
Manchester United, meanwhile, have won eight of their nine competitive away games this season and thrashed RB Leipzig 5-0 at Old Trafford earlier this season. It’s anybody’s game on Tuesday, but one thing we can expect is an abundance of attacking action.
The Red Devils have seen both teams score in four of their five Champions League group games this season and in each of their last six competitive away games, while RB Leipzig have seen both teams score in four of their last five in all competitions and played out a 3-3 thriller at Bayern Munich on Saturday. For this reason, both teams to score is our top prediction for Tuesday night.
While you could make an argument for either side winning this clash, in the end we expect Manchester United to scrape through with a draw. They have made a habit of extraordinary comebacks this season, but with only a point needed we don’t expect them to push on for the win once things are level.
Leipzig have scored exactly two goals in four of their last five home games, while Manchester United have scored two or more in eight of their nine away games this season, so a 2-2 correct score prediction looks good value.
Bruno Fernandes is a solid option for an anytime goalscorer tip as well. The Portuguese midfielder changed the game in Man Utd’s comeback at West Ham on Saturday and has scored six goals in his last six appearances for his club.