Real Madrid vs RB Leipzig predictions and match preview for Wednesday’s UEFA Champions League fixture. Read on for analysis and predicted lineups as Los Blancos aim to make it two wins from two in the group.
|Date||Wednesday 14th September 2022|
|Kick-Off||21:00 (local time)|
|Competition||UEFA Champions League|
Real Madrid vs RB Leipzig Preview
RB Leipzig travel to Spain to take on Real Madrid on Wednesday. Real Madrid could move one step closer to qualification with a victory while Leipzig must bounce back from 3-0 defeat to Shakhtar Donetsk on matchday 1.
Real Madrid are unstoppable at the moment. A 4-1 win against Mallorca saw Los Blancos maintain their 100% record this season. Fede Valverde, Vini Junior, Rodrygo and Antonio Rüdiger all put their names on the scoresheet after the visitors took the lead through Vedat Muriqi in the 35th minute.
Madrid fans and the footballing world saw what Vinicius did last season. His finishing, movement and decision making in the final third all improved drastically under Carlo Ancelotti’s guidance. Naturally, Rodrygo would be expected to have a similar season which will see him break through and stamp his name as a starter at the club. The problem with Rodrygo was never his finishing, or decision making. It was always his consistency. He has 2 goals and 2 assists in 3 league games this season which is definitely a great start to what is deemed to be his breakthrough season.
Leipzig thrashed Borussia Dortmund 3-0 in their most recent match. It was an emphatic performance and a victory which carried The Red Bulls up to 10th place in the Bundesliga and a much needed win after a really poor start to the season. This will be coach Marco Rose’s second match at the club after taking over from Domenico Tedesco who was sacked after the Shakhtar defeat.
It’ll take time for the former Dortmund and Mönchengladbach manager to fully implement his philosophy into the team. Therefore, we can expect Leipzig to set up in a low block and hit Real on the counter with Christopher Nkunku, Emil Forsberg and Dominik Szoboszlai in the pockets and Timo Werner leading the line.
Possible Lineups (via Sofascore)
Score Prediction: Real Madrid 3-1 RB Leipzig
Playing against Real Madrid at the Bernabeu is different to playing against a relatively inconsistent Dortmund at home. I see the visitors posing a great threat on the counter attack as their players know how to use and run into space very well. However, Real Madrid should get the job done with their experience and quality.
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