RB Leipzig’s matchday 1 game in the Champions League versus Manchester City did not go well. The German team lost 6-3 at the Eithad. Now, Jesse Marsch’s team host Belgium’s Club Brugge on matchday 2, seeking a first win of the group stage.

RB Leipzig vs Club Brugge Match Preview

Club Brugge surprised onlookers on matchday 1, drawing 1-1 with Paris Saint-Germain at home. Despite Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe, and Neymar playing together, the Belgian champions outplayed PSG.

Marsch’s Leipzig ended a four-match winless run at the weekend with an emphatic 6-0 win over Hertha Berlin. It was quintessential Marsch football which was seen at the coach’s previous club Red Bull Salzburg. It is a transition season at Leipzig as Marsch is attempting to take the club back to the style of football it played prior to Julian Nagelsmann’s reign as coach.

Club Brugge are on a four-match unbeaten run in all competitions. They are unbeaten in nine of their 10 games this season in all competitions. Club Brugge’s only loss came at the hands of Gent in the league. It was a heavy loss as Gent won 6-1. The winner of this match in Group A could take advantage of Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain playing against each other on Tuesday night.

RB Leipzig vs Club Brugge Betting Odds

 

 

RB Leipzig have plenty of Champions League experience from the last two seasons. In 2019-20 and 2020-21, Die Roten Bullen reached the knockout stages of the competitions. Leading sportsbooks have RB Leipzig as the favourite to win the match on Tuesday night at home. RB Leipzig’s best betting odds are at 8/15 to win at full-time.

 

These teams have not previously met and Tuesday’s game at the Red Bull Arena will be their first-ever meeting. Club Brugge are in great form going into matchday 2. Over the weekend, the Black and Blue drew 1-1 with Belgian rivals Leuven. Philippe Clement’s team came from a goal down at halftime to claim a point.

Leading bookies’ best betting odds on a Club Brugge win are at 11/2. The Belgian champions are underdogs, but a win in Leipzig could put them second in the group after two matchdays depending on the result between PSG and Man City in Paris.

Club Brugge have posted a record of 5W-4D-1L in all competitions this season. RB Leipzig have posted a record of 3W-1D-4L in all competitions. The teams are at the best betting odds of 19/5 to draw at full-time on matchday 2 of Group A.

RB Leipzig vs Club Brugge Team News

Marsch will be without full-back Angelino after the defender saw red at the Etihad. Josko Gvardiol will play in Angelino’s place. Marsch has preferred Gvardiol for most of the early stages of the season. There are questions around Gvardiol’s fitness after suffering a knock against Hertha Berlin. The 19-year-old's inclusion in the team should see the backline rather settled. Exciting midfielder Dominik Szoboszlai should play on the left side of the attack with Emil Forsberg playing more centrally.

Christopher Nkunku scored twice at the weekend and should start in attack. Youssef Poulsen scored at the weekend as well. He started for summer signing Andre Silva, who has been a disappointment overall since arriving. Marcel Halstenberg is ruled out until November with an ankle injury. Dani Olmo and Tyler Adams are both likely to miss the game through injury.

Club Brugge captain Ruud Vormer is a doubt for the game. Clement will hope the player can win a fitness battle to face Leipzig, however. Vormer missed the team’s draw with Leuven thanks to an Achilles issue. Jose Izquierdo could make his debut for Brugge after signing from Brighton, but injuries could keep him out longer. Clement could stick with a similar team to the one that drew with PSG. The Black and Blue are led in goals by Charles De Ketelaere with four in the Belgian league.

RB Leipzig vs Club Brugge H2H

This is the first head-to-head meeting between RB Leipzig and Club Brugge. The sides are coming off of very different matchday 1 games. RB Leipzig lost 6-3 in a game full of attacking football against Man City. Club Brugge shocked PSG with a come from behind 1-1 draw. The draw felt more like a win than dropped points. The winner of Tuesday’s game could go second in the table.

RB Leipzig vs Club Brugge Prediction

Both teams to score goals: YES @ 7/10 - BET NOW

 

 

RB Leipzig are coming off of a 6-0 win over Hertha Berlin. This is a strong scoring team, but defensively, RB Leipzig are not as strong under Marsch as they were last season under Nagelsmann. Our betting tips expectation is that both teams will score goals. Six of Club Brugge’s 10 games this season have ended with both teams scoring. Three of Leipzig’s last four games in all competitions ended with both teams scoring.

 

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Five of RB Leipzig’s eight games in all competitions this season finished with over 2.5 goals scored. Five of Club Brugge’s 10 matches in all competitions have ended with more than 2.5 goals scored. Our betting tips prediction is for over 2.5 goals to be scored between Leipzig and Brugge.

 

First team to score: RB Leipzig @ 2/5 - BET NOW

 

 

On paper, RB Leipzig are the stronger team of the two going into this game. They are coming off of a 6-0 win over Hertha Berlin while Club Brugge had to come from behind to draw 1-1 with Leuven. Three of Leipzig’s eight games this season saw Die Rotten Bullen score first. Club Brugge allowed a goal to Leuven first at the weekend. RB Leipzig’s rampant attack could take advantage of the Blue and Black early on this week.

 

Our betting tips prediction is for RB Leipzig to score first and the German side to win at full-time. Club Brugge played well at home against PSG, but playing away against a Leipzig that scored six at the weekend will be difficult.