10/20/20 3 pm
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RB Leipzig is hosting Basaksehir F.K. at Red Bull Arena in round 1 in the UEFA Champions League.
Leipzig is having a really good start of the season in Bundesliga, and they haven’t lost any of their first 4 games. During this stretch, Leipzig has scored 10 goals while conceding only 2 goals. With 10 points, Leipzig is in first place in the Bundesliga standings. Forsberg, Angelino, and Poulsen have each scored 2 goals for Leipzig so far this season. Hartman, Laimer, Sabitzer, and Klostermann are all injured, and they will not be playing in this game. In their last Bundesliga game against Augsburg on the road, Leipzig was the better team with 68% of ball possession, 5 shots on goal, 8 corner kicks, 3 big chances created, and a solid 85% of the correct passes. With 1 scored goal in each half, Leipzig has won this game 0-2. Leipzig has reached the semifinals in the Champions League last season, and they have lost Werner who left for Chelsea in the offseason, but Leipzig is playing great soccer on both ends. The biggest advantage for Leipzig is their coach Julian Nagelsmann, one of the best young coaches in the world. I like Leipzig, and I think they will be competing for one of the first two spots in their group in the Champions League.
Basaksehir is the current titleholder in the Turkish Super Lig, but they have won only 4 points in their first 5 games in the Super Lig this season. Basaksehir is in 20th place in the standings. Basaksehir is terrible in the attacking end with only 2 scored goals in the first 5 games. Basaksehir was playing against Trabzonspor in their last game in the Super Lig, and they have had 51% of ball possession in that game, 6 shots on goal, 4 corner kicks, 1 big chance created, and 82% of the correct passes. Basaksehir has finally played a good game, and they have won 0-2. Sengezer, Azubuike, Chadli, and Kaldirim are all injured, and they will not be playing in this game. There are a few good players like Demba Ba, Chadli, and Skrtel playing in Basaksehir, but they are just not playing well this season, and I don’t see Basaksehir ending in either of the top three spots in their group in the Champions League. Visca and Kahveci have each scored 1 goal for Basaksehir so far this season, and they are expected to be in the lineup for this match.
Leipzig and Basaksehir have never played against each other in the past. Leipzig is playing well on both ends, while Basaksehir is terrible on both ends. There will be some fans on the stands at Red Bull Arena, which will certainly help Leipzig in this game. The price on Leipzig is not good, which is why I will combine it with goals.