Prediction and odds for the game: RB Leipzig (4/7) v Tottenham (17/4)
We are backing the home win
When: Tuesday 10th March, Kick-off 8 PM
Where: The Red Bull Arena
On Tuesday night, RB Leipzig host Tottenham at the Red Bull Arena in the Champions League last-16 second leg.
The German team are the favourites to progress in this tie after a 1-0 win at the Tottenham Stadium in the first leg. Julian Nagelsmann’s team are unbeaten in their last six games. However, two straight draws against Bayer Leverkusen and Wolfsburg in the Bundesliga has slightly hindered the home sides title bid.
The home sides recent record in the Champions League is decent, as they are unbeaten in five games in the competition, having recorded three wins and two draws. Leipzig recent games in Europe’s elite competition have been high-scoring, with over 2.5 goals scored in eight of their last 11 matches.
The German team are unbeaten in five away games in the Champions League, having recorded four victories. The fact that Leipzig have been prolific in the competition has contributed to their good away results, as they have scored at least two goals in four of their last five matches.
Leipzig’s star striker Timo Werner has only enhanced his rising reputation in the Champions League by scoring four times in seven appearances.
The visitors head to Leipzig on a run of underwhelming form. The team from north London have failed to win in their last five matches in all competitions, having suffered three defeats in the process. Last time out, Jose Mourinho’s team drew 1-1 at Burnley.
Despite making it to the last-16 of the Champions League, Spurs have won just three of their last eight matches in Europe’s elite competition. In fact, the first leg defeat means that Tottenham have suffered back-to-back losses in the Champions League.
The visitor’s recent games in this competition have been high-scoring, with over 2.5 goals scored in six of their last seven matches in the Champions League.
Tottenham’s recent away record in European football’s elite competition has been inconsistent, as the visitors have won just three of their last ten away matches. As with their Champions League games in general, their recent away matches in this competition have been high-scoring, with over 2.5 goals scored in their last five matches on their travels.
Without the attacking talents of England star Harry Kane and South Korean international Heung-Min Son, Tottenham face a tough task to make it past their German hosts.
Both these teams head into this game on the back of slightly disappointing results, in Spurs case a disappointing run. However, Leipzig have home advantage and the dangerous Werner in attack. We are backing Nagelsmann’s team to record a victory. The two sides recent results suggest that this game could be low-scoring, so we are also backing the under 2.5 goals scored at odds of 11/10.
Verdict: Back the home win at odds of 4/7 and/or under 2.5 goals scored at odds in 11/10. (All odds are taken from Bet365).
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