Manchester United face another important clash at Old Trafford on Wednesday evening when hosting German Bundesliga side RB Leipzig in the Champions League. The Red Devils will be eager to make home advantage count and collect all three points to move into a commanding position in Group H which also includes PSG and Istanbul Basaksehir.
Wednesday’s meeting at the Theatre of Dreams will be the first competitive match involving Manchester United and RB Leipzig. The fact both teams believe they are good enough to win and take a step closer to the knockout stages of this tournament means armchair fans should be in for an entertaining 90 minutes.
Man Utd beat PSG
Manchester United made a welcome return to the Champions League by finishing third in the Premier League last season, behind Liverpool and Manchester City. They aim to close the gap on the two above in England, but supporters will also want to see the club mix it in the latter rounds of the Champions League. Getting through the group stages if the least lovers of Man Utd will hope for but the team would set themselves in the right path with a home win.
Solskjaer’s men opened their account with an impressive win over PSG last midweek, taking all three points against the French Ligue 1 champions in what was a bit of an upset result. Goals from Fernandes and Rashford was enough to see off the Parisians who scored through a Martial own-goal with 55 minutes on the clock. That narrow win would have done wonders for team morale and they’ll be aiming to bank six points from the first two games.
Leipzig top the group
RB Leipzig also got their Group H challenge off to a perfect start and moved top of the pile on goal difference thanks to an impressive win over Istanbul. The Germans were expected to do the business against their Turkish opponents but deserve maximum credit for getting the job done in style, never looking in any sort of trouble during the match.
A strong start but the coaching staff will know the team face a much sterner challenge in England on Wednesday and the players must rise to the occasion. Bulls followed their midweek win with another victory in Bundesliga on Saturday, downing Hertha Berlin 2-1 despite falling behind early in that contest. Cordoba broke the deadlock before Upamecano got his side level and a Sabitzer penalty on 77 minutes won it for RB Leipzig. They board the team jet with confidence in the camp.
Man Utd vs RB Leipzig prediction
Manchester United would take a real hold of this group with a home win over the Germans and anything as good as we saw from them last time would be enough to see them do just that. RB Leipzig play without pressure and have already shown they are contenders for a top-two finish.
Champions League odds
Man Utd are 2.304 for the win or there’s 3.09 at 22bet on RB Leipzig. The draw can be backed at 3.38.
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