Two sides who are sharing a loss against a common enemy lock horns this week in the Champions League. RB Leipzig will be playing host to last year’s finalists PSG at the Red Bull Arena. The match kickoffs on Wednesday at 11 pm.
Both sides started their campaigns on a low note with losses to Manchester United. Both sides are no strangers to each other, having met in August in the competition. It ended with a comfortable 3-0 win by PSG.
Julian Nagelsmann was on edge last week as he saw his side dismantled by the Manchester United squad. It ended with a 5-1 thrashing by the Red Devils that saw Marcus Rashford net a hattrick in the second half.
Dayot Umpecano, who received massive plaudits for his performance last season, fell below par against the side. However, both sides are currently level on points after 2-0 wins over Basaksehir. It remains a major battle for RB Leipzig with their hopes of progressing to the knockout stages of the competition.
Marcus Rashford added insult to injury last weekend while netting the Le Parc des Princes’ winning goal. The French Champions bounced back with a 2-0 win over Instanbul, with loanee Moise Kean netting both goals. An injury woe at the camp might shake Tuchel’s hope of picking a winner.
RB Leipzig vs PSG Head to Head
Both sides have only met once in last season’s competition that ended with PSG taking home the win. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Borussia M’gladbach 1-0 RB Leipzig
Manchester United 5-0 RB Leipzig
RB Leipzig 2-1 Hertha BSC
RB Leipzig 2-0 Basaksehir
FC Augsburg 0-2 RB Leipzig
RB Leipzig 4-0 Schalke 04
FC Nantes 0-3 PSG
Basaksehir 0-2 PSG
PSG 4-0 Dijon
PSG 1-2 Man United
Nimes 0-4 PSG
RB Leipzig Team News
Nagelsmann will continue without Marcel Halstenberg with muscular problems while Fabrice Hartmann out with a knee injury. Konrad Laimer is also out with a knee injury, while Lucas Klostermann battles a knee injury also.
PSG Team News
The latest news suggests that Kylian Mbappe is out of the clash due to injury. It adds more injury woes for Tuchel with Icardi, Marco Veratti, and Julian Draxler. Di Maria remains a significant doubt ahead of the clash.
Prediction and Odds
Both sides head into the match without major key players for their sides to record a comfortable win.
Goals Over 2.5
Both Teams to Score