RB Leipzig Vs. Tottenham Hotspur Match Preview and Prediction
Tuesday, 10th March 2020
Time: 23:00 EAT
RB Leipzig will be hosting Tottenham Hotspur this Tuesday at Red Bull Arena.
In this match, Tottenham are supposed to give their very best in order for them to be able to overturn their Champions league last 16 first leg deficit at RB Leipzig.
In the first leg, which marked the first meeting between the two teams, Leipzig managed a win, where it scored 1-0.
The reason as to why Tottenham was defeated by Leipzig was due to its injuries at that time.
This upcoming meeting will make Tottenham to be the first team in the English side to meet Leipzig in a match that is predicted to be very competitive.
The Spurs history reveal that they have only lost one match in their five away Champions league games in Germany. The defeat came this season at the group stage.
Moreover, still at the groups stage, the Spurs lost to Bayern Munich twice and this was in the group stages this season though they still qualified for Champions league.
Back in the year 2019, the spurs were able to beat Borussia Dortmund, Ajax, along with Manchester City in their last stages, and this was before losing to Liverpool.
Spurs have been removed from 8 out of their last 10 major UEFA European knockout ties and this was after losing the first leg. This is despite the fact that they managed to overturn a deficit the last time this happened against Ajax in the last season’s champion’s league semifinals.
On the side of Leipzig, 4 out of their 5 Champions League goals have been through penalties, and this is more evident in their last 3 goals.
Given this case, Tottenham is likely to turn tables, though it is difficult to imagine the side of Mourinho picking up the results that they need due to their absence in the final third of the field.
Tottenham is currently undergoing psychological torture, and this is after it having lost at home to Bayern 7-2, and 3-1 away in the group stage.
We fancy Leipzig to be the winners of the match, thus enabling them to book a spot in the competition’s quarter final stage.
Leipzig was able to top the Group G, with three points ahead of Lyon. On the other hand, the spurs finished second in Group B, with eight points behind Bayern.
The Spurs have lost all three of their games against Bundesliga opposition in the current season, and this was after conceding 11 goals and scoring 3.
Both teams will have some of their key players out in the upcoming game. For instance, for Leipzig, Konarte will be out due to hamstring injury. On the other hand, Tottenham will have Kane out due to the same hamstring injury.
Head to Head:
In this season, Tottenham has been able to meet Leipzig once, whereby the latter won with one goal against Spurs.
RB Leipzig to win