Leipzig v Liverpool prediction & betting tips brought to you by football expert Tom Love.
Leipzig vs Liverpool Stats
- Liverpool have lost 5 of their last 7 games.
- Leipzig have lost just 2 of their last 17 games in all competitions.
Betting Tip: Leipzig +0.25 Asian Handicap
A fascinating tie kicks off the Champions League round of 16 as a dreadfully out of form Liverpool face RB Leipzig on Tuesday night. This game will take place in Budapest, Hungary due to German authorities not allowing any foreign teams enter the country. That loss of home advantage could play against Die Roten Bullen as their home form this season has been exemplary.
That being said, Julian Nagelsmann will be pleased he’s facing an out of sorts Liverpool. The 2019 champions are decimated with injuries to key defensive personnel meaning Jordan Henderson will likely have to slot into centre half again. Fabinho is also likely to miss out and it messes the dynamic up when so many are out or playing out of position. Their front three are always going to be a threat, but I’m surprised the Reds are as short as 6/5 in places here given their situation and lack of confidence.
Leipzig didn’t let Augsburg have a sniff in their win on Friday night, their midfield runners in Dani Olmo, Christopher N’Kunku and Marcel Sabitzer are destructive playing off the big Dane Youssef Poulsen and they’ll cause problems for the mish-mash of a Liverpool defence. We can back the East-Germans with a +0.25 start on the Asian Handicap at a backable price, it would see us make money if Leipzig avoid defeat.
Leipzig vs Liverpool Odds
Despite their recent poor run of form, Liverpool are still seen as favourites against the Leipzig with best odds of 7/5.
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