Sports Innovation previews the Champions League tie between RB Leipzig and Club Brugge and offers team stats and betting tips with the latest odds.
Two sides searching for a first Champions League win this season square off on Tuesday night in RB Leipzig and Club Brugge at the Red Bull Arena.
In some ways, this fixture is effectively a playoff for third place, and entry into the Europa League knockouts, in Group A. Manchester City and PSG are expected to take the first two places in the group. Therefore, Leipzig and Club Brugge could be left to duke it out for the next best thing.
Humbled 6-3 by Manchester City in their opening fixture, Leipzig need a response at home. The German giants have struggled in the post-Julian Nagelsmann era so far. They’re down in 10th place in the Bundesliga, although they thrashed Hertha BSC 6-0 at the weekend.
Club Brugge, meanwhile, held PSG to an impressive 1-1 draw on home soil last time out. It left them in a joint-second place in the Group A table. Unlike Leipzig, Philippe Clement’s side have enjoyed a solid start to the season and sit on top of the Belgian Pro League with 18 points in nine games.
Let’s have a look at the form of both sides and the stats from their previous encounters to come up with a reasonable betting prediction.
Facts and figures for RB Leipzig vs Club Brugge
- RB Leipzig has lost the last 3 matches in a row;
- RB Leipzig conceded in the last 10 of 12 matches;
- RB Leipzig conceded the last 8 matches in a row;
- Total goals was OVER 3.5 in RB Leipzig’s last 3 of 5 matches.
- Club Bruges unbeaten the last 3 matches in a row;
- Club Bruges conceded in the last 12 of 14 matches;
- Total goals was OVER 2.5 in Club Bruges’s last 6 of 8 matches;
- Club Bruges scored in the last 7 of 9 matches.
Form RB Leipzig vs Club Brugge
Hosts seek to end dismal form
RB Leipzig will enter the match hoping to finally end their dismal run of form in recent matches. Combining results from all competitions, Jesse Marsch’s side first achieved a 6-3 defeat against Manchester City in the Champions League and went on to a 1-1 draw against FC Koln. Their latest game produced a 6-0 win against Hertha Berlin.
Blue-Blacks performing to expectations
Results have been on par, so to speak, for Club Brugge lately who have performed more or less according to expectations. Combining results from all competitions, Philippe Clement’s side first achieved a 1-1 draw with PSG in the Champions League and went on to a 1-0 win against Sporting Charleroi. Their latest game produced a 1-1 draw against OH Leuven.
RB Leipzig v Club Brugge – Fixture history
Having never been paired before in the Champions League it will be very interesting to see who gets the upper hand when Club Bruges take on RB Leipzig on Tuesday.
Standings in Champions League
Man of the Moment
Looking at the goal scorer market, it would seem like a good idea to side with Christopher Nkunku as he is the top scoring player for RB Leipzig in their last 6 matches. He managed to find the back of the net 5 times and will surely want to add some more goals in the following match against Club Brugge.
The visitors will be looking up to in-form Hans Vanaken to find the net once again as he has been their their top scorer recently. The attacking midfielder netted 3 goals for in the club’s last 6 matches.