Manchester Utd – RB Leipzig PREDICTION (28.10.2020)


Manchester Utd – RB Leipzig SOCCER PICKS

Manchester United and RB Leipzig meet at Old Trafford, in a match for this stage of the UEFA Champions League (Group Stage). These two teams have never met before, so this will be their first head-to-head meeting. In this game, the home factor may be decisive, since both teams present considerable differences in the results achieved at home and as a visitor.

Manchester United :

The home team comes to this 2nd round of Group H after a victory in their debut in this group stage, against PSG, by (1‑2). This is a team that curiously has been stronger as a visitor than in their home games, since in the last 30 games they have registered 11 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses as a visitor; against 6 wins, 5 draws and 4 losses in his stadium. In their last match, for the Premier League, they drew with Chelsea at home by (0‑0). In their last 10 home games Manchester United has recorded 4 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses. Their defense has not been very strong, as they have suffered goals in 7 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored regularly, as they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches. In 15 games, they conceded the first goal 7 times, but got the comeback in 3.

Manchester United comes to this game after a draw, at zero, in the reception to Chelsea, thus adding the third consecutive game without losing in official matches. It should be noted that the English team entered this group stage of the Champions League in the best way, by beating PSG away from home by 1×2: the team’s goals were scored by Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford. For acting in his stadium, coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will have to present a very bold strategy, seeking to take advantage of RB Leipzig’s defensive weaknesses to apply his attacks. On an individual level, we highlight midfielder Bruno Fernandes, with 4 goals scored. For this game the coach does not have Eric Bailly, Jesse Lingard and Phil Jones, all with physical problems.

RB Leipzig :

The away team plays its second match in Group H, having won by (2‑0) in their first match in this group stage, against İstanbul Başakşehir. This is a team that curiously tends to achieve more positive results as a visitor than at home, since in the last 30 games they have registered 9 victories, 4 draws and 2 defeats as a visitor, with 32 goals scored and 12 suffered; against 7 victories, 6 draws and 2 defeats in his stadium, with 27 goals scored and 16 suffered. The team comes to this match after a home win against Hertha BSC by (2‑1). In the last 10 away matches for all competitions, RB Leipzig won 8 and tied 2. Their attack has scored regularly, scoring goals in 9 of the last 10 matches. In their home matches there is a tendency for goals, since 29 of the last 44 matches have ended with Over 2,5 goals. This is a team that does not usually have difficulties to open the scoring: they scored the first goal in 7 of the last 9 games, of these 7 they reached the break in lead in 5 and managed to maintain the advantage until the end of the 90 ‘in 6 .

RB Leipzig comes to this match after a 2×1 win against Hertha, in a Bundesliga match: the team’s goals were scored by Dayot Upamecano and Marcel Sabitzer. We remember that the visitors beat Basaksheir 2×0 on the first day of the Champions League. In this match against Manchester United, coach Julian Nagelsmann must maintain his usual 4-3-3, with Christopher Nkunku, Yussuf Poulsen and Hee-chan Hwang being the most offensive references of the team. On the other hand, left back Angeliño stands out in this formation, with 4 goals scored. For this match, the visiting coach cannot count on Tyler Adams, Marcel Halstenberg, Lukas Klostermann, Konrad Laimer and Fabrice Hartmann, all injured.

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