Prediction & odds for the game: Manchester United (6/5) v RB Leipzig (11/5)
When: Wednesday, 28th October @ 8pm K.O
Where: Old Trafford
Manchester United will lock horns with RB Leipzig this week at Old Trafford as the UEFA Champions League group stage continues.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be well aware of the fact that there is a great deal of pressure on his shoulders as we move into the busy winter period. Nobody knows what kind of season this club is going to have but one thing we do know is this: they’re capable of so much more than what they’ve been producing as of late. With that being said, you could argue that the Champions League will end up being the perfect distraction for them given their struggles in the Premier League.
Back to back wins over Brighton in the league and Carabao Cup, for whatever reason, didn’t really do enough to prevent fans from feeling very anxious back in late September. The reason for that was proven in their very next game as they were humbled 6-1 by Tottenham Hotspur. They did return to winning ways after the international break with wins over Newcastle and PSG but they were hardly inspiring during their 0-0 draw against Chelsea at the weekend.
Leipzig have been able to start the new Bundesliga season like a house on fire and as we look ahead to the immediate future, we can’t see them slowing down. There’s a real feeling in their squad that they could be coming to the end of their ‘golden generation’ but even if that turns out to be the case, it means we should be in for one hell of a campaign between now and May.
The end of September saw Leipzig beat Main and draw against Bayer Leverkusen before a thoroughly impressive four-game winning streak. They tore through Schalke, FC Augsburg and Hertha Berlin in the league, and they also looked really good in their 2-0 win over Istanbul Basaksehir.
Leipzig are still one of the most dangerous teams in Europe just months on from their UCL semi-final appearance, and we’re expecting them to give United a really tough game when the two meet at Old Trafford. We think that the hosts will be able to hold them off for long periods due to their defensive style and we also feel as if they’ll pose more threats to Leipzig than they do in the Premier League, but in the end, they will share the spoils and walk away with a point each.
Our official prediction is going to be 1-1 which is why we’re backing the under 2.5 goals market.
Verdict: Back the draw at odds of 5/2 and the under 2.5 goals scored at odds of 11/10 (All odds are taken from bet365).
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