RB Leipzig – Paris SG PREDICTION (18.08.2020)

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RB Leipzig – Paris SG SOCCER PICKS

RB Leipzig and PSG meet at TBC (Portugal), in a match for this phase of the UEFA Champions League (Semi ‑ finals). There is no recent record of direct confrontations between these two teams, who have not played a game in the last 3 years. The last time they met was on 07-18-2014, in a match that ended with the final score: RB Leipzig (4-2) PSG. Pay attention to the home factor, as RB Leipzig tends to achieve different results at home and away.

RB Leipzig :

Until reaching this stage of the UEFA Champions League (Semi-finals), the home team eliminated: Atlético Madrid and Tottenham Hotspur. 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 9 wins, 4 draws and 2 losses as a visitor; against 6 victories, 8 draws and 1 defeat in his stadium. In their last 5 home matches for the UEFA Champions League, RB Leipzig has recorded 3 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss.

For this competition, he hasn’t lost in his stadium for 4 games. His attack has scored regularly, as he has scored goals in 8 of the last 9 matches for this competition. In their home matches there is a tendency for goals, since 23 of the last 23 matches have ended with Over 1.5 goals and 15 out of 23 have ended with Over 2.5 goals.

RB Leipzig comes to this game motivated, after a great 2-1 victory against Atlético de Madrid: the team’s goals were scored by Tyler Adams and Dani Olmo. Now, in this difficult game against PSG, coach Julian Nagelsmann must play at 3-4-3, favoring the defensive organization and counterattacks. However, in some moments of the game the team favors deep passes for the attack, mainly towards forward Poulsen. On the other hand, right winger Marcel Sabitzer is Leipzig’s top scorer in the Champions League, with four goals scored. For this game the German coach cannot count on Konaté, a player who has presented physical complaints.

PSG :

Until reaching this stage of the UEFA Champions League (Semi ‑ finals), the visiting team eliminated: Atalanta and Borussia Dortmund. 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 registered 13 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss as a visitor; against 13 victories and 2 draws in his stadium. In their last 5 away matches for the UEFA Champions League, PSG has recorded 3 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss. His attack has scored regularly, as he has always scored at least one goal in the last 9 matches for this competition. In their home matches there is a tendency for goals, since 18 of the last 25 matches have ended with Over 2,5 goals.

PSG comes to this game after a 1-2 victory against Atalanta, with goals from Marquinhos and Choupo-Moting. We remember that the French began to lose this game and managed to secure victory. Now, in this match against RB Leipzig, coach Thomas Tuchel will play in the usual tactical system, 4-3-3, favoring possession and organized attacks, mainly through the flanks: Neymar and Di María are the main responsible for this process. Mbappé and Icardi are PSG’s top scorers in the Champions League, with five goals scored. For this game the coach cannot count on Kurzawa, injured, and has in doubt Verratti and Navas.


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