RB Leipzig v Man United tips – expect goals at Red Bull Arena

After five games played, Champions League Group H is finely poised, with Paris Saint-Germain looking absolutely nailed to go through considering that they are level on points with Manchester United and RB Leipzig but have the attractive prospect of İstanbul Başakşehir visiting Parc des Princes in their final game.

On the basis that Thomas Tuchel’s side won’t fluff their lines against the Turkish champions, we can assume that leaves one solitary spot remaining in order to reach the last sixteen stage of the competition, with Manchester United travelling to Germany needing to land a point.

The two teams clashed at an earlier stage of the group phase where the Red Devils enjoyed an emphatic 5-0 victory at Old Trafford, although there are reasons to suggest that this was something of a freak occurrence considering that Leipzig have been performing at a high standard for much of the campaign.

Manchester United Favourites to Qualify

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team are no bigger than 8/15 to go through to the last sixteen stage of the competition, with Manchester United needing just one point from their trip to the Red Bull Arena in order to go through and they’ll have that recent memory of triumphing 5-0 against the same opponents.

The Red Devils have become a difficult team to predict and their away form in the Premier League has been very strong, with United recently rallying from two goals down to beat Southampton and the form of Edinson Cavani and Bruno Fernandes has been especially eye-catching.

However, there are clearly defensive frailties and they might rear their head against an attack-minded team managed by Julian Nagelsmann and it shouldn’t be forgotten that Leipzig did reach the semi-final stage of the Champions League last season against the odds.

Can Leipzig Knock Red Devils Out of Champions League?

The Red Bull team do look strong on their own patch this season despite the fact that there shouldn’t really be too much of a discernible advantage when it comes to home or away form, with Leipzig having already claimed victories against the other teams in the group and that includes a 2-1 triumph over PSG.

While Timo Werner has clearly made the team weaker, there were still four goals scored in Istanbul to ensure that Leipzig kept their hopes alive of going through to the last sixteen and they have to be given a chance to get through this clash.

Some punters are likely to be taken by quotes of 17/10 that they win this match against a team who have had a tough schedule of fixtures and they will be quickly into this encounter following an away match at West Ham United and the key could be to nullify Fernandes.

Danish international Yussuf Poulsen has been a reliable performer in a Leipzig shirt for the past few years, with the home side also boasting some outstanding Bundesliga form domestically considering they have enjoyed five straight wins at the time of writing.

What Are the Best Bets for Leipzig v Man United?

It’s not a big surprise to see the “Both Teams to Score – Yes” option trading at a short betting price considering that both teams are likely to get on the front foot in this game. We know that Manchester United have the attacking prowess to cause Leipzig problems and we also know that the German side can rack up goals at the Red Bull Arena.

It might not be a bad shout to back Nagelsmann’s side to win the game and both sides to find the net, with Over 2.5 Goals also a viable option and you might even look at Over 3.5 Goals should you really expect the net to bulge a few times.


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