RB Leipzig and PSG meet at Red Bull Arena, in a match for this stage of the UEFA Champions League (Group Stage). There is only 1 direct confrontation in the last 3 years between these two teams, on 18-08-2020, which ended with the victory of PSG by (0-3). PSG show considerable differences in their results at home and as a visitor, so in this game the home factor may be decisive.
RB Leipzig :
After 1 victory and 1 defeat, the home team comes to this 3rd round in 3rd position in Group H, with 3 points won. The previous round, they lost (5‑0) away against Manchester United, after in the first match of this group stage having won (2‑0) at home against İstanbul Başakşehir. This is a team that presents similar results at home and away, so it is not usually affected by the home factor, since in the last 30 games it has recorded 8 wins, 3 draws and 4 losses as a visitor; against 7 wins, 6 draws and 2 losses in his stadium. The team comes to this match after a away loss against Borussia M’gladbach by (1‑0). In the last 10 home matches for all competitions, RB Leipzig has won 5, tied 3 and lost 2. Their attack has scored regularly, scoring goals in 7 of the last 10 matches. In their home matches there is a tendency for goals, since 44 of the last 50 matches have ended with Over 1.5 goals. In 11 games, he only managed 1 comeback in the 4 games in which he suffered the first goal.
RB Leipzig comes into this match after a 1-0 loss to Borussia Monchengladbach, thus registering the second consecutive defeat in official matches. It is important to remember that the locals lost 5×0 to Manchester United in the last game for the Champions League. In this match against PSG, a very competent team in their game model, coach Julian Nagelsmann will have to act in 4-4-2, to privilege the tactical organization and counterattacks. It should be noted that RB Leipzig preferably uses the right flank to create danger for the opponent: Marcel Sabitzer is a very fast player and very important in the transition from defense to attack. Angeliño is the team’s top scorer, with four goals scored. For this game the coach does not have Lukas Klostermann, Konrad Laimer and Nordi Mukiele, players who are recovering from injury.
The visiting team comes to this 3rd round of Group H in 2nd position, with 3 points won, after 1 victory and 1 defeat. In their first match in this group stage, they lost at home to Manchester United by (1‑2). On matchday two, they won away against İstanbul Başakşehir by (0‑2). This is a team that curiously has been stronger away than at home, since in the last 30 games they have registered 12 wins, 1 draw and 2 losses as a visitor; against 11 wins, 1 draw and 3 losses in his stadium. The team comes to this match after an away win against Nantes by (0‑3). In the last 10 away matches for all competitions, PSG has won 9 and lost 1. Their defense has been very solid, since they have only conceded goals in 3 of the last 10 matches, and their attack has scored regularly, already who have scored goals in 9 of the last 10 games. In their home matches there is a tendency for goals, as 48 of their last 56 matches have ended with Over 1.5 goals and 39 out of 56 have ended with Over 2.5 goals. In 15 games, they suffered the first goal 5 times and only managed 1 comeback.
PSG beat Nantes 0x3, registering their third consecutive victory in official matches: the team’s goals were scored by Pablo Sarabia, Kylian Mbappé and Ander Herrera. It should be noted that the Parisians won their last match for the Champions League, against Basaksehir, by 0x2. In general, coach Thomas Tuchel plays 4-3-3, privileging ball possession and organized attacks, mainly through the left flank: Kylian Mbappé is a player with great technical quality and is very important in the offensive process . The player mentioned above is the great scorer of this team, with 7 goals in various competitions. For this game the coach does not have Neymar, Julian Draxler, Leandro Paredes, Mauro Icardi, Marco Verratti and Juan Bernat, all due to physical problems.