RB Leipzig vs. Manchester United 12/8/20 UEFA Champions League Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction

RB Leipzig vs. Manchester United 12/8/20 UEFA Champions League Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by

RB Leipzig 3-0-2, Manchester United 3-0-2

12/8/20 3 pm

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RB Leipzig is hosting Manchester United at Red Bull Arena in round 6 in the UEFA Champions League.

Leipzig hasn’t lost any of their last 3 games, and they are in good form, especially in the attacking end where they scored 9 goals in 3 games. Leipzig’s defense is shaky, and they conceded 7 goals in their last 3 games. This past weekend, Leipzig was playing against Bayern Munich on the road, and they have had only 39% of ball possession, 4 shots on goal, 2 corner kicks, 3 big chances created, and 73% of the correct passes. Leipzig was leading in this game, then losing, then again leading, but Bayern tied the game in the 75th minute, and the final score of this match was 3-3. In the Champions League, Leipzig is in 3rd place with 9 points, same as United and PSG, and they need a win here to advance to the next stage, and I think Leipzig certainly has the quality to do so. Angelino has scored 2 goals and added 2 assists for Leipzig in the Champions League so far. Hartmann, Laimer, Klostermann, Henrichs, Hwang, and Samardzic are all injured, while Upamecano is suspended because of the yellow cards, which is a huge loss for Leipzig. This is the game of the season for Leipzig, and they will either advance to the next stage of the Champions League or end up in the Europa League.

United has won 5 of their last 6 games, but they are still far from stable form. This past weekend United was playing against West Ham on the road, and after losing 1-0, United was able to turn the score around in the 78th minute. United has won this game 1-3. In their last Champions League game, United was playing against PSG, and they have had 44% of ball possession in that game, 5 shots on goal, 3 corner kicks, 2 big chances created, and 83% of the correct passes. The score at the half time was 1-1, but PSG got ahead in the 69th minute, while United conceded a red card in the 70th minute and another goal in the 91st minute. Manchester United has lost this game 1-3. Despite this loss, United is still at the top of this group, but they could lose everything if they lose this game as well. Rashford has been in great form in the Champions League, and he has scored 6 goals, while Fernandes added 3 goals. Pogba added 2 assists. Fred will miss this game because of the red card. There are no other suspensions or injuries in the United as of right now. Manchester United has been anything but consistent so far this season, but they have been good on the road. Despite a lot of quality in this team, United is struggling with form, and it might cost them in the Champions League this season.

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Manchester United has demolished Leipzig at home earlier this season, but I feel this game will not go the same way. Manchester United has shown nothing this season for me to side with them in this crucial game, which is why I will pick Leipzig and goals, which we could see plenty of.

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Goran’s Pick Leipzig and over 2.5 +200

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