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Date: 13 February 2024
Kick-Off: 20:00 UK 21:00 CET
Venue: Red Bull Arena
TV: TNT Sports
RB Leipzig vs Real Madrid: Top free betting tips
The Champions League's most successful team, Real Madrid, will begin their knockout campaign on Tuesday night when they face RB Leipzig at the Red Bull Arena. Los Blancos are flying coming into the match while Leipzig's form has been sketchy in recent weeks. Can the Germans keep the tie alive before the second leg at the Bernabeu or will Madrid be too much for them? Check out our RB Leipzig vs Real Madrid prediction below.
Match result prediction: Real Madrid to win
Real Madrid come into the match on the back of a hugely impressive and important victory over Girona in La Liga. Ancelotti's men ran out as 4-0 winners in a result that moved them four points clear in the Spanish title race. They are seemingly hitting top form at the perfect time of the season with eleven wins in their last 13 matches which is bad news for RB Leipzig who have just one win in their last six outings. On form, this should be a comfortable away win.
Anytime goalscorer prediction: Vinicius Jr
With Jude Bellingham ruled out through injury, the pressure will be on Vinicius Jr to come up with the goalscoring goods for Real Madrid – something he has never struggled with in the past. The Brazilian forward has been excellent since returning from injury in January and has scored six goals and provided three assists in his last six starts for the club. Vincius Jr will be Leipzig's main concern ahead of the match and for good reason.
Correct score prediction: RB Leipzig 1-3 Real Madrid
Real Madrid do have serious defensive injuries which should mean RB Leipzig can get at them, however, the Spanish giants should have far too much quality going the other way for defensive instability to be too much of a worry. Bellingham is unquestionably a loss but we still see Real Madrid winning this by a couple of goals.
RB Leipzig vs Real Madrid team news
RB Leipzig predicted lineup vs Real Madrid
Marco Rose could be without Amadou Haidara who missed out on Leipzig's match with Augsburg at the weekend with a knee injury. The Mali midfielder returned from the Africa Cup of Nations with the problem and is unlikely to be ready to face Real Madrid on Tuesday night. Haidara is Leipzig's only injury concern ahead of the match which means the exciting attacking trio of Simons, Openda and Olmo should all start behind Sesko up front.
Gulasci – Simakan, Lukeba, Orban, Raum – Schlager, Kampl – Simons, Openda, Olmo – Sesko
Real Madrid predicted lineup vs RB Leipzig
Real Madrid have more injury concerns than their opponents, particularly at the back. Eder Militao, David Alaba and Antonio Rudiger are all injured which means a makeshift defensive pairing of Nacho and Aurélien Tchouaméni will likely play at the Red Bull Arena. Thibaut Courtois is another long-term absentee which makes Los Blancos fragile at the back. Further injury problems revolve around Jude Bellingham who is set for three weeks out with an ankle injury.
Lunin – Carvajal, Nacho, Tchouameni, Mendy – Valverde, Kroos, Camavinga, Modric – Vinicius Jr, Rodrygo
RB Leipzig vs Real Madrid: What the fans think
Real Madrid fans take optimism from Leipzig's poor form
Leipzig have been in very poor form. Let’s hope we can win the 1st leg on Tuesday pic.twitter.com/4mN9zeNHZm
— plixun (@plixun_) February 10, 2024
How far will Real Madrid fans travel to Leipzig?
Real Madrid fans who are travelling to Leipzig for the match on Tuesday have a couple of options available to them. There are no direct flights to Leipzig from Madrid airport so if flying, they will have to either swap at another airport or fly somewhere else in Germany and get the train to Leipzig. By public transport or car, the journey will take close to 24 hours so isn't really worth considering. In total the distance between Madrid and Leipzig is around 1700km.
RB Leipzig vs Real Madrid: Tickets
RB Leipzig have revealed that all tickets for the match against Real Madrid have been sold. They are urging their supporters to use the ticket exchange on their website to pick up any last-minute returned tickets. Real Madrid are expected to have around 2,000 supporters in attendance for the match. Both clubs are urging fans not to buy tickets off the black market due to fears of ticket scamming.
FAQs: RB Leipzig vs Real Madrid
Who is the referee? Irfan Peljto is the referee for RB Leipzig vs Real Madrid
Who is the RB Leipzig manager? Marco Rose is the current RB Leipzig manager.
How big is the Red Bull Arena? The Red Bull Arena has a capacity of 47,069.