10th March 2021 – 21:00, Puskas Arena, Budapest
Liverpool and RB Leipzig will face each other in Budapest again in the Champions League eight-finals. The English champions have the advantage from the first leg, while the German team wants to capitalize on their rival’s poor form.
Liverpool vs RB Leipzig Match Preview & Team News
Liverpool has been hugely underperforming lately. The latest kick in the teeth happened last weekend when struggling Fulham celebrated a 1:0 victory at Anfield. The Reds lost six times in the previous seven rounds in the Premier League. That terrible streak saw Jurgen Klopp’s side declining to 8th place, and there is a fair chance that we won’t see them in the Champions League next season. The hosts are seven points behind the 4th-placed Chelsea, who improved recently. Mo Salah and the lads have severe troubles converting their chances into goals. Obviously, something strange is happening in the locker room since nothing else could explain this slump. Liverpool scored just once in the last five matches at Anfield, and they need to get back to the winning track urgently. Nevertheless, Liverpool has a 2:0 first-leg advantage, which they want to keep intact.
RB Leipzig is in a much better momentum as they celebrated four times in a row after losing to their upcoming rivals. They are still active in the title battle, being only two points behind Bayern Munich. The Red Bulls also have a chance to lift the DFB Pokal, especially after Bayern got knocked out. Julian Nagelsmann’s side managed to keep the clean sheet three times on the last four occasions. A comeback against Borussia Monchengladbach is still fresh, and RB Leipzig managed to overturn a 2:0 half-time advantage of their rivals. Yussuf Poulsen and the lads have been pretty productive lately as they scored less than three goals only once in the previous four matches. They need to keep the same level of efficiency in this clash as well if they want to stay in the competition.
Full-Time Winner Odds & Prediction
Liverpool is in very poor form, and players’ confidence hit bottom last weekend. Despite their first-leg advantage, we expect to see a great battle. We think RB Leipzig is more than capable of beating their rivals on Wednesday evening.
Goals Market Prediction
The English side has been involved in many low-scoring games lately, mostly because of their poor productivity. RB Leipzig is doing well in the back recently, and we wouldn’t be surprised if they keep their net intact once again.
Liverpool vs RB Leipzig
RB Leipzig to win @ 2.80
BTTS No @ 2.30
Correct score 0:2 @ 15.00