13/02 Football Predictions: Real Madrid takes on RB Leipzig as UEFA Champions League returns

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Football Prediction 

Real Madrid travels to Germany to take on RB Leipzig as they look to maintain their unblemished record in the 2023/24 season in the Champions League.

Los Blancos blew the competition out of the water to place first in Group C, while Marco Rose’s team finished second in Group G behind reigning champions Manchester City. Group G of the 2023-24 Champions League certainly followed the pre-tournament script, as while Man City sailed into the sunset with a perfect record of 18 points from six fixtures, RB Leipzig – as expected – fended off Young Boys and Red Star Belgrade to take the runners-up position.

While Leipzig have also registered at the correct end of the field in their last 10 home Champions League contests, such defensive frailties make for unpleasant reading ahead of the visit of a Real Madrid side who made light work of their closest challengers for the La Liga crown on Saturday.

H2H / Stats 

Real Madrid succumbed to a 3-2 loss on Leipzig’s turf in the 2022-23 group stage, before which they had seen off Die Roten Bullen 2-0 on home soil, and not since the 2012-13 semi-finals have they seen their Champions League dream crushed by a German outfit.

Team News 

Leipzig head coach Rose is blessed with a near fully fit contingent of players to choose from on Tuesday, but Amadou Haidara missed the draw with Augsburg due to a minor knee injury and is a major doubt for the home side at the time of writing.

Real Madrid are also sweating over the fitness of Jude Bellingham after he was forced to leave the field against Girona with a sprained ankle just moments after scoring his side’s third goal. Ancelotti refused to rule Bellingham out of the trip to Leipzig after the game, but the quick turnaround means that Brahim Diaz should gear up to feature in the number 10 position.

Probable Line-Up

RB Leipzig XI: Gulacsi; Simakan, Lukeba, Orban, Raum; Olmo, Schlager, Kampl, Simons; Sesko, Openda

Real Madrid XI: Lunin; Carvajal, Tchouameni, Nacho, Mendy; Valverde, Kroos, Camavinga; Diaz; Vinicius Jr, Rodrygo

Verdict 

Many feel that Real Madrid might struggle without the presence of Jude Bellingham but the quality they have should help them see the game out.

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