Champions League Match Preview: RB Leipzig vs Tottenham

RB Leipzig hold a first leg advantage having secured a 1-0 win in London last month, but have Peter Gulacsi to thank for ensuring a clean sheet at Tottenham, with the goalkeeper putting in a man of the match display.

The Bundesliga side may have stuttered of late, drawing their last two, yet are unbeaten in six and haven’t lost a competitive game at home since a 2-0 loss at the hands of Lyon in October.

Spurs’ season in starting to unravel and a 1-1 draw at Burnley extended their winless run to five matches. The stalemate may have ended a four-match losing run, however they have won only one of their last eight away games, that coming in a last-gasp 3-2 win at Aston Villa last month.

Given RB Leipzig’s superior home record and Spurs’ sub-par form of late, the hosts should make light work of the north London outfit here.

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Julian Nagelsmann remains without Willi Orban, Ibrahima Konate, Tyler Adams and Kevin Kampl for the second leg.

He is unlikely to make wholesale changes to the XI the started in London, with the only major selection headache being whether Dani Olmo or Christopher Nkunku start.

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Tottenham– Harry Kane, Moussa Sissoko and Son Heung-Min remain sidelined and miss the trip to Germany.

Steven Bergwijn is also set to miss out with an ankle injury, which leaves Jose Mourinho short of attacking options.

Mourinho is expected to start in a fairly defensive set up with the aim of nicking an away goal on the counter, with Oliver Skipp and Erik Lamela battling to start here.

Serge Aurier may come into the XI from the side that drew 1-1 at Burnley on Saturday, but Ben Davies is unlikely to feature.

Match Facts

RBL are undefeated in their last 5  Champions League matches.

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As at the time this post LB Leipzig has 1.58 odd to win the match on NaijaBet while Tottenham has 6.20 odd to win the match, the odd to draw the match is 4.33.

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