RB Leipzig vs Liverpool UEFA Champions League R16 Odds, Preview, Prediction and Picks
Last year's semi-finalists RB Leipzig may have thought they pulled the straw when the draw was announced in December, but the German team might see it differently now, as they bring back a four-win streak in this clash against Liverpool. hesitant.
They will seek to add to their opponents' woes by starting well and scoring twice ahead of HT in their last two UEFA Champions League (UCL) matches.
What's not in its favor is that this 'home game' takes place in neutral Budapest, although Leipzig's UCL record against England's opposition is promising (W3, L1), as is the fact that led HT in two of those three wins, something they have also accomplished in their previous three competitive matches.
Jürgen Klopp's 300th game as Liverpool beat him 3-1 in Leicester and his team took the lead, a result that has earned him three consecutive defeats in the Premier League, the first time Liverpool have done so since November. 2014.
Yet they have. a practical record against the German opposition in Europe, undefeated in ten games after a defeat at Leverkusen in 2002 (G7, D3).
Their record against German teams in neutral venues is slightly less strong (G2, D1, L1), but with Liverpool's last four competitive matches featuring a goalless first half, and the fact that their previous four wins all came from home.
And by an Over 2 goal margin, they clearly have a solid foundation to build on when looking to improve that record.
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|Prediction and Picks|
Liverpool was considered a favorite in the draw, but has changed so much since then that many will now love RB Leipzig. Leipzig have only lost one home game all season, but that game will be played at a neutral venue in Budapest, Hungary, due to travel restrictions in Germany. Liverpool sank further into the crisis after a third loss in a row and a fifth loss in seven games. The manner of his collapse against Leicester, having played quite well, was alarming.