Manchester United continue their hunt for a spot in the last 16 of the Champions League this week. The side will take a trip to the Red Bull Arena against RB Leipzig on Tuesday with kickoff at 11 pm.
Manchester United are currently level on points with both Leipzig and PSG in a fascinating Group H. The Red Devils need to avoid a defeat at the Red Bull Arena to boost their chances of making the last 16.
Leipzig reached the last 16 last year in a fascinating manner before losing to French giants PSG. The lack of experience at this stage of the competition is clearly shown being their third group campaign in the Champions League.
Julian Nagelasmann’s side started the group stages on a high note with a 2-0 victory over Istanbul Basaksehir. However, the side suffered a massive 5-0 defeats to their Tuesday opponents towards the end of October.
However, the side managed to recover their hopes after a thrilling 2-1 victory over PSG. Alexander Sorloth became the hero for the side after a thrilling 3-3 draw to Turkish giants Basaksehir before leveling a last-minute equalizer.
On the other hand, Man United looked in a better position to make the last 16 after back to back wins over PSG and RB Leipzig. However, their 3-1 home loss to PSG means the side has to battle this Tuesday.
RB Leipzig vs. Man United Head to Head
Both sides have only one match against each other, with Man United taking home the only win. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Bayern Munich 3-3 RB Leipzig
Basaksehir 3-4 RB Leipzig
RB Leipzig 2-1 Arminia Biefeld
PSG 1-0 RB Leipzig
Frankfurt 1-1 RB Leipzig
West Ham 1-3 Man United
Man United 1-3 PSG
Southampton 2-3 Man United
Man United 4-1 Basaksehir
Man United 1-0 West Brom
RB Leipzig Team News
Nagelsmann heads into the match without the services of Klostermann, Hartmann, Laimer, Henrichs, and Hwang Hee-Chan. We do not expect any surprises to the starting XI that drew 3-3 with Bayern Munich.
Manchester United Team News
Ole Gunnar recently announced that Anthony Martial and Edinson Cavani would be unavailable due to minor injuries. Furthermore, Nick Pope might replace De Gea between the sticks with a knee injury but made the traveling squad. Fred remains suspended after picking a red card against PSG.
Prediction and Odds
United only need one point to proceed to the last 16, and we think this might be more than enough for Red Devils.
Both Teams to Score
Most Goals: 2H