Liverpool vs. RB Leipzig Betting Preview – Champions League, March 10, 2021

| March 8, 2021 11:34 am PDT

Jurgen Klopp’s men will be hoping that they can put their domestic struggles to one side when RB Leipzig visits Anfield on Wednesday, March 10.

Liverpool carries a 2-0 advantage in the second leg of their Champions League Round of 16 tie against the Red Bulls, yet the defending EPL champions have lost three of their four games since the first leg.

After taking a look at the betting odds, I will give my Liverpool vs. RB Leipzig prediction and pick for the second leg.

Liverpool vs. RB Leipzig Odds

Liverpool to Win2.30
The Draw3.55
RB Leipzig to Win2.90

The top online sportsbooks believe that Liverpool (2.30) has the upper hand heading into the second leg. But as you can see, the odds gap for this matchup is relatively narrow.

Given that RB Leipzig (2.90) has secured six straight wins in the Bundesliga, the big price for the away win is bound to attract plenty of attention here, especially when you consider Liverpool’s recent slump.

Liverpool vs. RB Leipzig Match Analysis

After losing just one of their opening 16 Premier League games this season, the Reds were on course to defend their EPL crown. But since the turn of the year, Liverpool’s demise has been nothing short of remarkable.

Indeed, Klopp’s men have suffered eight defeats in their last 12 league matches, including five straight losses at Anfield.

To make matters worse, the Merseysiders have only managed to score one goal across their previous five home games, conceding nine along the way. It is difficult to pinpoint exactly where it has all gone wrong for Liverpool.

Still, the Reds reminded everyone of what they are capable of by sealing an impressive 2-0 win over Leipzig in the first leg. Goals from Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane gave Liverpool a cushy victory, although it is tough to predict how the English side will fare on Wednesday.

If Klopp’s men are at their best, they shouldn’t have too many problems. But if they carry their domestic woes onto the European stage, they could find themselves in serious trouble.

Many believed that Leipzig would get the better of off-form Liverpool three weeks ago. But as it turned out, the German side was outclassed by the EPL champs.

However, since the first leg, Julian Nagelsmann’s men have enjoyed plenty of success.

A six-match winning streak in the Bundesliga has seen Leipzig score 15 goals, including three in each of their previous three outings. Better still, the German team has kept four clean sheets across their last six league matches.

At this stage in the season, Bayern Munich is usually miles clear at the Bundesliga summit. But as things standing, Leipzig is only two points behind the Bavarian giant – and eight points clear of third-place Wolfsburg!

Forwards Christopher Nkunku and Alexander Sorloth have been finding the net consistently in recent games. If they can pick up where they left off in Saturday’s 3-0 victory over Freiburg, they could punish Liverpool’s shaky backline.

Liverpool vs. RB Leipzig Pick

Pick
  • RB Leipzig to Win
    2.90

Given that Liverpool seems drained of confidence right now, backing Leipzig to win the second leg at the hugely attractive price of 2.90 feels like an opportunity not to be missed.

The Red Bulls can’t stop winning at the moment, while on the flip side, Liverpool just can’t seem to pick up positive results. Having taken everything into consideration, all the signs are pointing towards a Leipzig win on Wednesday.

Dan Roberts
Dan Roberts

Dan Roberts is an experienced freelance writer specialising in sports and sports betting. He is particularly knowledgeable about world soccer, but also writes about football, basketball and cricket.

As a fan of Nottingham Forest, New York Knicks, Minnesota Vikings and New York Mets, Dan has not had much to celebrate recently.

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