RB Leipzig vs Real Madrid Champions League predictions: Tips, odds and team news
RB Leipzig host Real Madrid in the first leg of their Champions League round-of-16 tie on Tuesday at 8pm (UK time).
RB Leipzig vs Real Madrid odds
*Odds correct as of 07:00 on February 12
Despite their inconsistent domestic form, which has them fifth as things stand, RB Leipzig are going strong in Europe. The German side won all four of their games against Young Boys and Crvena zvezda in the group stage, with their only defeats coming home and away against defending champions Manchester City. And even then they only lost by 3-1 and 3-2 scorelines.
But things don’t get any easier in the last 16 as they prepare to face Real Madrid. The La Liga leaders have won five of their last 10 editions of the Champions League, and cruised through the group stages with a perfect record. Going perfect for the third time in the group stage (after 2011/12 and 2014/15), Real Madrid beat Napoli, Braga and Union Berlin to seal top spot and their place in the last 16.
RB Leipzig vs Real Madrid predictions
RB Leipzig vs Real Madrid: Predictions
|8/15 with BetMGM
|RB Leipzig 1-3 Real Madrid
|15/1 with Unibet
|11/2 with Bet365
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The stats behind our RB Leipzig vs Real Madrid predictions:
- These two sides have scored 29 goals combined in this season’s Champions League.
- The last meeting between these teams featured five goals; a 3-2 win for RB Leipzig during the 2022/23 group stages.
- Vinicius Jr scored one of Real Madrid’s goals that day and has two goals in this season’s tournament.
- RB Leipzig are without a clean sheet in any of their last 13 Champions League home games.
- Real Madrid have lost just one of their last 15 Champions League games against German sides.
RB Leipzig vs Real Madrid match tip
RB Leipzig have been the team to watch if you want goals this season. In their past four matches alone, there have been 18 goals scored, with RB Leipzig netting eight of them. Real Madrid, meanwhile, put four past La Liga title rivals Girona at the weekend, the perfect preparation for this tie.
RB Leipzig vs Real Madrid Bet-Builder tip
As mentioned, you can probably expect goals here. Between them this season, RB Leipzig and Real Madrid have scored 29 goals in the Champions League so far. Four of RB Leipzig’s have come from Lois Openda, and he’ll be hoping to trouble the Real Madrid defence. But while RB Leipzig did beat Real Madrid last season, that was Real Madrid’s only defeat in their last 15 Champions League games against German opposition.
These two sides have scored 29 goals combined in this season's Champions League
Lois Openda has scored four goals in the Champions League this season.
Real Madrid have lost just one of their last 15 Champions League matches against German sides.
RB Leipzig vs Real Madrid team news
RB Leipzig team news
RB Leipzig will be hoping to have Amadou Haidara back in contention, after he returned from Africa Cup of Nations duty with a slight knee problem. But the hosts have an otherwise fresh squad from which to choose.
Real Madrid team news
|Jude Bellingham, Antonio Rudiger, David Alaba, Thibaut Courtois, Eder Militao
Jude Bellingham is expected to miss the trip to Germany this week, after spraining his ankle in Real Madrid’s 4-0 win over Girona at the weekend — a game in which he scored twice. He joins David Alaba, Thibaut Courtois, Antonio Rudiger Eder Militao on the sidelines, but Nacho Fernandez has been named in Real Madrid’s travelling squad.
RB Leipzig vs Real Madrid head-to-head record
- 25 October 2022 – RB Leipzig 3-2 Real Madrid – Champions League
- 14 September 2022 – Real Madrid 2-0 RB Leipzig – Champions League
The only previous meetings between these sides came during the 2022/23 Champions League group stages, with each winning their home game.