RB Leipzig vs Paris Saint-Germain
Date: Tuesday, 18 August 2020
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Estádio da Luz.
It really has been payback time for the neglected clubs and leagues in Europe, as the final four in the most prestigious competition in the continent boasts of two clubs each from France and Germany.
In the first semi-final, the French champions take on challengers from the Bundesliga. And while on paper the Parisians seem to be heavy favorites, what this edition of the tournament has taught us so far is that, do not count out or disrespect the underdogs.
Sure, Thomas Tuchel’s men do have some of the best players in the world, but the Red Bulls and their 33-year-old gaffer Julian Nagelsmann have shown phenomenal resilience all through the competition.
By the looks of things, it’s expected that both teams will find the back of the net at least once – as has been the case for every single knockout game in the CL, since football resumed.
Leipzig vs PSG: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The teams are about to face each other for the very first time in a European competition. However, they have once met in a friendly, back in 2014. Then, the Germans had won with a 4-2 scoreline.
Leipzig vs PSG: Prediction
The Red Bulls recorded a 2-1 win against Atleti in the quarters – thus becoming the first team in the history of the CL to knock out Diego Simeone’s squad without the services of Cristiano Ronaldo.
Meanwhile, Tuchel’s men were seconds away from facing an exit in the Round of 16 against Atalanta. But they managed to overturn a 1-0 deficit to a 2-1 scoreline in a matter of seconds in the injury time.
As things stand, goals are the primary expectation from this game – and that too in plenty. Both these teams love to attack, and that too relentlessly.
Moreover, it’s a high-pressure game, and importantly the new format of single-leg ties have motivated teams to take more risks, which ultimately have led to more goals being scored.
In addition, the Parisians have not failed to score goals in their last 42 straight match-ups, while their counterparts have failed to find the back of the net only against Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund and Wolfsburg, this year.
Going on, Keylor Navas has been ruled out of the game, and this increases further chance for Nagelsmann’s men to slot in goals.
And with the likes of Neymar Jr, Kylian Mbappe, Mauro Icardi, and Angel Di Maria on the other side – the French contingent will be counted on to score with ease as well.
Likely, expect a goal-fest this Tuesday at the Estádio da Luz.
Leipzig vs PSG: Betting Tips
Both Teams to Score @ 1.67 (2/3)
Over 2.5 Match Goals @ 1.67 (2/3).