Man Utd v Leipzig

Ma Utd v RB Leipzig Prediction

  • Leipzig are unbeaten in all competitions this season 
  • Leipzig have yet to concede more than one goal this season
  • Leipzig were unbeaten away from home in Europe last season
  • Manchester United have yet to win at Old Trafford this seasons

TIP: Leipzig +0.25 (+0, +0.5) Asian Handicap 

Last year's semi-finalists RB Leipzig are pitted in a difficult looking group with PSG and their opponents here, Manchester United. The Germans won their opener with outsiders Istanbul Basaksehir and with PSG losing at home unexpectedly against an out of form United side the group has been blown wide open. There’s a real chance for the current Bundesliga table toppers to win the group. 

There’s a case that Leipzig been quite harshly priced up here, I was expecting a pick ‘em in the market but the Red Devils are going off as short as 5/4 to win which looks a bit odd. United usually are artificially short given their prestigious name, if you’d have backed against them as favourites in the past few years you’d have made clover. 

Yes, they did beat Les Parisiens in their own backyard (again), but the hosts were well off it and United prefer being underdogs away. Their home form under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer still leaves a lot to be desired, they’ve lost their home games on an aggregate score of 9-2, failing to win any of those matches.

United have deserved the poor home results they’ve had too and we’re very fortunate to get 3 points from the trip to Brighton. They’re coming up against a Leipzig side that were fully deserving of their place in this competition once again, and although they’ve lost Timo Werner, they have a clear way of playing that all their players understand to a tee, the same can’t be said of United. You can probably see where I’m heading with this. I’m happy to take Die Roten Bullen with a +0.25 start on the Asian handicap at 10/11 with as the main selection here. It would see us profit if the visitors avoided defeat with a half stakes win if it ends all square and a full payout if Leipzig win. 

Leipzig +0.25 (+0, +0.5) Asian Handicap - 2pts @ 19/20