Tottenham vs RB Leipzig
Date: Wednesday, 19 February 2020
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium (London).
With Jose Mourinho eager to leave his mark with the Spurs, coupled with their recent inspiring record at home, should pick out Tottenham as the favorites this Wednesday.
Tottenham vs RB Leipzig Head-to-head (h2h)
- These two teams are locking horns for the first time.
Tottenham vs RB Leipzig Match Preview
Tottenham had taken a hike to Germany to meet Bayern Munich in their last group-stage game. In what was an expected result, the Bavarians recorded a 3-1 win at home. Mourinho’s boys did try their best to make a comeback, but at the Allianz Arena, it was just too big of a task.
Still, too much cannot be read into the defeat, as Spurs were still in a period of turmoil at that time, and Bayern was just out of their league then. As of now, Mourinho has slowly brought back Tottenham to form.
Meanwhile, Leipzig too were on the road, against Lyon. The match ended with a 2-2 scoreline, but it must have felt as if a loss for the visitors. They were ahead 0-2 at half time, only for them to concede two late goals in the latter half.
The frailties in Leipzig defense (especially in case of road fixtures) was on display against Lyon. Against the English opposition, they can expect even better attacks, and Leipzig will have to be vigilant at the back.
Tottenham vs RB Leipzig Prediction
First of all, Tottenham are at home, and are being led by the vindictive Jose Mourinho, who has so many things to prove to his critics. We can surely expect a top-notch performance from his team.
In addition, the Spurs have been a major presence in the PL for quite a long time, and is known, the English top flight is considered to be miles ahead in terms of quality, than their German counterparts.
Moreover, Spurs are on a three-match winning run, and a seven-game unbeaten streak. At home, they won the last four fixtures on the trot, and recorded wins in eight of the last ten as well. On the other hand, Leipzig were winless in four of their former five overall games, and are on a run of four winless matches on the road.
Likely, we can expect Tottenham to do their best on the pitch, and avoid a loss at the least. However, do note that they had failed to keep clean sheets in 13 of their last 15 overall match-ups, and in 12 of their prior 15 appearances at home.
Meanwhile, Leipzig had scored three or more goals in 11 of their preceding 18 games, and scored twice or more in 17 of their previous 23 trips on the road. Taking these observations into account, we can expect both these squads to find the back of the net in this competitive fixture.
Tottenham vs RB Leipzig Betting Tips
Double Chance: Tottenham or Draw @ 1.40 (2/5)
Both Teams to Score @ 1.60 (3/5).