Manchester United secured a brilliant 2-1 win away to Paris Saint-Germain on Champions League matchday 1. The Red Devils outplayed last season’s Champions League runners-up over the course of 90 minutes. Bruno Fernandes scored yet another penalty in the first half. After an Anthony Martial own goal, the Red Devils got the winner in the 87th minute thanks to a goal from Marcus Rashford.
The win sets Manchester United up for a big match this week for matchday 2 against German Bundesliga leaders RB Leipzig. The Red Bulls should not be taken lightly. Julian Nagelsmann’s team reached the Champions League semifinals last season where they were beaten by Paris Saint-Germain.
RB Leipzig claimed a matchday 1 victory against Group H team Istanbul Basaksehir, 2-0. Although the Turkish champions are likely to be the bottom finisher in the group, RB Leipzig showed just how strong of a team they are. The Red Bulls lead Group H thanks to goal difference.
This is the first-ever match between Manchester United and RB Leipzig. Both teams will fancy their chances of a win.
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Manchester United head into matchday 2 at Old Trafford as favourites to win the game. Playing at home certainly gives the Red Devils the edge. However, Manchester United followed up their win at Paris Saint-Germain with a nil-nil home draw versus Chelsea at the weekend. Although the Red Devils had chances, they failed to get past Chelsea’s defence. The draw ended a two-match winning streak in all competitions for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team.
Champions League matchday 1 results saw a shake up in the odds for teams projected to win Group H, according to leading sportsbooks. Manchester United now lead odds at 10/11 to finish as Group H winner. Paris Saint-Germain are second at odds of 2/1 while RB Leipzig are 4/1 to win the group. Once again, Nagelsmann’s team shouldn’t be counted out of achieving first place. Istanbul Basaksehir are 50/1 to top the group.
RB Leipzig have not lost in any competition this season. They are coming off of a weekend win at home against Hertha Berlin, 2-1. After conceding a first-half goal, the Red Bulls scored twice to come from behind to win thanks to goals from Dayot Upamecano and Marcel Sabitzer.
The game was RB Leipzig’s first in four that saw them concede a goal. Prior to the weekend match, RB Leipzig had won to nil in three straight games in all competitions. Manchester United’s attack is surely too strong to be kept out of goal. However, they were held to a clean sheet draw versus Chelsea at the weekend.
Manchester United vs RB Leipzig Team News
Solskjaer may manage the more famous team and had a long professional career, Nagelsmann is the more experienced manager. He has been coaching since his 20s with Hoffenheim and learned the trade prior to that under Thomas Tuchel at Augsburg. At one time, former Hoffenheim goalkeeper Tim Weise referred to Nagelsmann as “mini-Mourinho”. Nagelsmann is the better manager, but does he have the better players?
Wing-back Angelino is in brilliant form. The Manchester City-owned player would be perfect for Pep Guardiola currently. However, Angelino is scoring goals for RB Leipzig in Germany. He scored both goals in RB Leipzig’s matchday 1, 2-0 win, against Istanbul Basaksehir.
Solskjaer is expected to be without three players. Centre-back Eric Bailly, Jesse Lingard, and Phil Jones are all ruled out. Anthony Martial should return to the side after sitting out last weekend’s draw versus Chelsea.
Manchester United may have beaten Paris Saint-Germain at the weekend, but sit in 15th place in the Premier League. Their defence has conceded 12 times on the domestic front and 13 in all competitions. The Red Devils concede an average of 1.62 goals per game. RB Leipzig score an average of 2.43 goals per game and concede an incredibly low 0.43 goals per match in all competitions.
Manchester United vs RB Leipzig Prediction
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Angelino is a major threat down the left-hand side. Manchester United could be pushed back throughout the 90 minutes and Aaron Wan-Bissaka, who goes to ground each time an attacker begins to get the best of him, will need to defend for much of the game. Angelino scored twice on matchday 1 against Istanbul Basaksehir as he bombed forward. The wing-back has scored two goals in five appearances in the Bundesliga as well. He takes just 1.82 shots per 90 minutes and has an expected Bundesliga goal figure of 2.02.
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Don’t write off RB Leipzig. It will be easy for Manchester United supporters to consider RB Leipzig a mere bump in the road following their win against Paris Saint-Germain. RB Leipzig are a strong team as they showed in last season’s Champions League. They are also the league leaders in Germany as it stands. In six of their seven games in all competition this season, RB Leipzig won either half.
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RB Leipzig have won to nil in four of their seven games in all competitions. However, last weekend’s 2-1 win may have shown some fatigue creeping into the team. The Red Bulls will be up against a strong attacking team at Old Trafford. They need to remain organised and tactically strong versus Manchester United to get a result. RB Leipzig have allowed just three goals in seven games in all competitions.
Manchester United have allowed 13 goals in eight games in all competitions. They are coming off of a nil-nil result against Chelsea. The teams are playing in the Champions League in back to back weeks this season. The lack of time off between games could result in conceding goals to the German team. Five of Manchester United’s eight games in all competitions saw both teams score goals.
Wednesday night’s game could end in a score draw between these sides. Both played well on opening day of the Champions League. Manchester United’s nil-nil draw at the weekend leads us to believe they could have difficulty breaking down RB Leipzig’s defence as these teams cannot find a winner.
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Manchester United vs RB Leipzig Frequently Asked Questions
What stadium will host Man Utd vs RB Leipzig?
Old Trafford will be the host venue for Wednesday's Champions League match between Man Utd and RB Leipzig.A
What are the odds on Man Utd winning vs RB Leipzig?
The best price odds available for Manchester United to win against RB Leipzig is 13/10.A
What are the odds on RB Leipzig winning vs Man Utd?
RB Leipzig can be backed at 23/10 to beat Manchester United in Wednesday's Champions League match at Old Trafford.A
What time is kick-off for Man Utd vs RB Leipzig?
Manchester United vs RB Leipzig will kick-off at 20:00 on Wednesday 28 October.A