RasenBallsport Leipzig – Tottenham prediction
RB Leipzig meets Tottenham in a rematch of the 1/8-finals in the Champions League. The meeting is on Tuesday at 22.00 hours in front of the full stands of the Red Bull Arena, and the Germans come out naked after winning a visit to London. It is also an enormous opportunity for them to punish the British, who were suddenly in crisis under the leadership of Jose Mourinho. Leipzig was unbeaten in five consecutive games in the tournament, and in the latter came to the success of the island mainly because of his guard Peter Gulachi, who had locked the door. Now coach Julian Nagelsman will also be able to count on central defender Dayo Upamecano, who was penalized for the first meeting. Outsiders Willie Orban, Ibrahima Konate, Tyler Adams and Kevin Camp remain firmly out. Probably the 33-year-old Nagelsman will almost never make the roster in the squad compared to the first match. RB Leipzig is third in the Bundesliga and is 4 points behind the leader Bayern, and in the last six games he has three wins and a draw with a 10-1 goal difference. The young coach-led defense is the strongest in Germany, allowing only 26 goals in 25 games, scoring 62 goals.
Tottenham at the same time has been in a series of five consecutive games without success in all tournaments, in which there are three losses and two draws at 5: 8 goal difference. The infamous Mourinho will again be without Stephen Bergwyn, Musa Sissoko, Harry Kane and Son Hyun-Min, the last two with 20 goals and nine assists in England. The Portuguese are completely out of options because they are offensive players. He will probably bet on his favorite defensive line, counting on his players to score goals on counter.
However, the Bulls have no loss in 11 consecutive home games against home and this time it will be hard to beat.
It sure looks like 1X to me, but I think it could be a solid unit for RB Leipzig. With these personnel problems Tottenham is unlikely to emerge from the crisis precisely from the match with the Germans.