Liverpool vs RB Leipzig
Date: Wednesday, 10 March 2021
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Puskas Arena (Budapest).
Liverpool has been giving away easy points for other teams at Anfield in the Premier League. Playing at a neutral venue might release the shackles somewhat for the Reds, failing to score a goal in open play at Anfield this calendar year.
Jurgen Klopp’s men have only lost once to a German side in fixtures played on neutral territory and have never failed to progress after holding a first-leg lead in European competition. This puts a slight edge for the Reds along with their two-goal lead in aggregate score.
However, their recent results have proved that such records are there to be broken and that must offer confidence to RB Leipzig, who will visit on the back of a good domestic form. Thus, expect a low-scoring affair as the guest will come into the fixture to face a tactical game from the home team.
The visitor will try to take advantage of the host’s injuries in the squad. They have surprised in the last Champion League season reaching almost close to the title. But overcoming a two-goal deficit is easier said than done, especially against an English side.
Liverpool vs RB Leipzig Head-to-head (h2h)
- The host is unbeaten in 11 UEFA competition games against German clubs.
- The Reds have kept five clean sheets in their last seven UCL knockout at home.
- Their previous meeting in the first leg gave a 0-2 away win for the Reds.
- The visitor has won three of the last five UCL fixtures against English teams.
Liverpool vs RB Leipzig Prediction
Liverpool head into the game with an eight-game winless run in the Premier League home matches, topped by six consecutive losses at Anfield as of late this season. Since they are not hosting at Anfield, the change of air will probably aid Jurgen Klopp and his men in the second leg.
The two-goal cushion from the first leg as the designated visitors will allow them to hold back the attacks in the middle. On the contrary, Leipzig will come in with all guns blazing as they haven’t had much luck breaking a two-goal lead against an English side in the UCL.
Expect the fixture to be more of a defensive approach from the Reds. The host will rely on a tactical approach to the game and thus a low-scoring affair is where the teams take the match to, on Wednesday in the CL fixture.
Despite all their recent drop in form, the Reds have the potential to keep the engines running further in the tournament. Since the home team can even settle for a draw in the clash, expect them to have a slight edge in the encounter.
Liverpool vs RB Leipzig Betting tips
Under 3.5 goals @ 1.44 (4/9).
Double chance: Liverpool or Draw @ 1.40 (2/5).