Champions League – Play Offs: RB Leipzig vs Tottenham game preview, stat and predictions

RB Leipzig

10 March 2020 live

21:00 UTC

Champions League – Play Offs

Tottenham

 

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After failing to find a victory against Burnley over the weekend, Tottenham will be on the road to take on RB Leipzig for the second leg of UEFA Champions league round of 16 tie. Their last match ended 1-1 thanks to a 50th minute penalty taken by Dele Alli after Spurs fell behind in the 13th minute. Jose Mourinho will now look for a victory against this stubborn German side in order to progress to the next stage of the Champions League. Tottenham has been in torrid form in the past few weeks – losing all six matches in all competitions except for two; WLLLLD. According to Whoscored.com, Jose Mourinho will arrange his team in a 5-4-1 formation with the intention of stopping Leipzig from advancing beyond the Tottenham’s defense. His formation will also make up for his decimated attack since he is missing the likes of Harry Kane and Heung Min-Son. Dele Alli will be leading the attack as the sole striker while Bergwijn, Lucas Moura, Celso and Winks will be in the midfield. Jose knows Tottenham must score at least one goal in this match to stand any chance of going into the next round of the Champions League.

Meanwhile, Coach Julian Nagelsmann of RB Leipzig will be looking to beat Tottenham once again and qualify for the next round of the UEFA Champions League. His side’s last match was a goal-less draw against Wolfsburg in the German Bundesliga. They remain unbeaten in all of their last six matches in all Competitions; DWWWDD. On Tuesday, Nagelsmann will like to stretch that unbeaten run to seven. It has been reported that he will play a 3-4-1-2 formation with Patrick Schick and Timo Werner leading the attack right in front of 22-years-old Frenchman, Christopher Nkunku.

The first leg of this tie ended 1-0 in favor of Leipzig. It was Timo Werner’s fourth goal (58’ P) in the UEFA Champions League for this season that separated both sides at full time. RB Leipzig dominated that tie. They had 57% ball possession while Spurs had 43% of the ball. Liepzig completed 570 passes while Spurs completed 431 passes.

Leipzig’s Dayot Upamecano will be available having missed the first leg due to a suspension. Meanwhile, the German side will be without Willi Orban, Ibrahima Konate, Tyler Adams and Kevin Kampl for this tie. Tottenham will be without Harry Kane, Sissoko and Son Heung-Min who happen to be injured at the time of writing this report.

A 2-1 victory for Tottenham is predicted at the end of this fixture.

Venue: Red Bull Arena.

Referee: Carlos del Cerro (Spain)

Date: 10/03/2020.

Kick-off: 9PM (CET)

Competition: Champions League

Round: 16

Match Day: 2

 

What time is kick off?
The match begins at 21:00.

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