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Liverpool vs. Leipzig 2021 Champions League Odds and Preview

By Hank Blaine

The first meeting between Liverpool and RB Leipzig ended in favor of the English team, 2-0. The goals came in within the second half by Salah and Mané. This was the first ever encounter between them, so we didn’t know to expect.

Now for the second leg, we are headed back to Budapest, due to COVID-19 travel restrictions. Liverpool takes the home field advantage. But can they keep up their performance?

Let’s dive into this game preview for Liverpool vs. Leipzig, along with the latest Champions League betting odds and expert pick. Don’t forget to check out our online Bitcoin sportsbook before placing your bets!

Liverpool vs. Leipzig Game Info

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Why is Liverpool a safe bet in Game 2?

Looking back a history for a quick moment, Liverpool has never been eliminated from a knockout tie after winning away in the first leg. This is their 13th time in the Champions League, with their tenth appearance in the Round of 16. They are no strangers to this part of the competition.

This encounter against RB Leipzig makes it their 21st time hosting a German team across all European tournaments. They are in inbeaten in the last 20 games, scoring 52 goals and nine in return. Needles to say, they are top notch in international competition.

Interestingly though, their performance during the Premier League hasn’t been up par. In fact, they are currently in seventh place of the Premier League table. Looking at the latest stats, they currently average 1.67 goals scored per game, with 0.50 goals conceded. Mohamad Salah is the team’s top scorer in the tournament, with 23 goals in 40 games.

Recent Performance

  • Form: LWLLL
  • Latest: Loss, 0-1 vs. Chelsea (04/03)
  • Current Standing:: 7th Place in Premier League

Possible Line-Up

  • Alisson
  • Alexander-Arnold
  • Ozan Kabak
  • Fabinho
  • Robertson
  • Thiago Alcántara
  • Wijnaldum
  • Jones
  • Salah
  • Firmino
  • Mané

Why is RB Leipzig a safe bet in Game 2?

For RB Leipzig, this is their third Champions League campaign, occurred within the last four seasons. So far, they’ve won 12 of their 23 games within the tournament, with three draws and eight losses.

The performance against English clubs has been fair. They’ve won three of five games. Their worst loss came in the form of Manchester United and it happened this season, losing 5-0.

As far as statistics, they are a dominating force in the Bundesliga right now, currently in second place behind Bayern Munich. They’re averaging 1.83 goals scored per game, with 2.00 goals conceded. The player to watch is Angeliño, who’s been involved in 11 goals this campaign, with three goals and three assists. He could be the force to drive Leipzig to score this time.

Recent Performance

  • Form: WWWWW
  • Latest: Win, 2-0 vs. Wolfsburg(03/03)
  • Current Standing:: 2nd Place of Bundesliga

Possible Line-Up

  • Gulácsi
  • Mukiele
  • Upamecano
  • Orban
  • Halstenberg
  • Adams
  • Sabitzer
  • Kampl
  • Angeliño
  • Olmo
  • Poulsen

Liverpool vs. Leipzig Champions League Betting Trends

  • Liverpool has lost four straight home games.
  • Liverpool has only scored one goal in the last four home games.
  • Liverpool has conceded seven goals in the last three home games.
  • Leipzig has three straight wins.
  • Leipzig has scored two or more goals in the last three games.
  • Leipzig has scored eight goals in three games.

Liverpool vs. Leipzig Betting Prediction

I have a feeling things might turn around for this second leg matchup. Liverpool just doesn’t seem to be at their best right now. They play well in international competition, but not at home. So we don’t know what Liverpool team to expect.

Leipzig, on the other hand, has been dominant at home, and has done okay within the Champions League. Maybe their current momentum in their league could sprout out in this game. And their performance against English teams is basically half and half. Keep an eye out for them come March 10th.

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*All stated odds are subject to change without prior notice.