Manchester United vs. RB Leipzig Betting Preview – Champions League, October 28, 2020

| October 26, 2020 9:25 am PDT

Manchester United welcomes RB Leipzig to Old Trafford on Wednesday, October 28, with the two sides sitting joint-top of Champions League Group H.

The English side opened their UCL account with an impressive away victory over PSG last week, while the Red Bulls beat Istanbul Basaksehir on Matchday 1.

I look at the bookies’ odds before giving my Manchester United vs. RB Leipzig prediction and betting pick.

Manchester United vs. RB Leipzig Odds

Manchester United to Win2.20
The Draw3.35
RB Leipzig to Win3.20

The leading online betting sites view Manchester United (2.20) as the favorite to win on Wednesday. However, the big odds for both the draw (3.35) and the away win (3.20) stand out to me.

The Red Devils have endured an underwhelming start to the 2020/21 campaign, while Leipzig remains unbeaten in all competitions (W6-D1-L0).

Team Analysis

Following the high of last week’s victory over PSG, Manchester United produced a dull goalless draw with Chelsea on Saturday. Despite registering 14 shots against the Blues, it’s fair to say that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men lacked a cutting edge in attack.

In fact, Man Utd has struggled at both ends of the pitch this season. A 6-1 defeat to Tottenham before the international break showed the team needs to improve defensively, while last weekend’s draw with Chelsea underlined United’s problems going forward.

Marcus Rashford has notched up three goals and two assists in his last five appearances. The England forward netted the winner in Paris last week and could be Man Utd’s only hope of getting something from Wednesday’s clash.

If Solskjaer’s men defend like they did against Spurs, they will be torn apart by Leipzig’s lethal forward line.

Funnily enough, Manchester City loanee Angelino has been the star of the show Leipzig this season. The Spaniard bagged a brace as the German side beat Istanbul Basaksehir 2-1 last week, taking his tally to four goals in seven games this term.

It goes without saying that Angelino would love nothing more than to get the better of Man City’s bitter rivals.

Following Timo Werner’s summer departure to Chelsea, it was always going to be difficult for Leipzig to hit the ground running this season. But Julian Nagelsmann’s side has quickly proved their doubters wrong.

The Red Bulls have only dropped points in a draw with Bayer Leverkusen this term. Victories over Mainz, Schalke, Augsburg, and Hertha have seen the club climb to the top of the Bundesliga table, one point clear of Bayern Munich.

Better still, Leipzig has conceded just three goals in seven games in all competitions this season.

Manchester United vs. RB Leipzig Betting Pick

  • RB Leipzig to Win

Last season, the Red Bulls showed everyone that they can compete on the European stage by reaching the quarter-finals of the Champions League. And it feels like they have picked up where they left off in 2019/20.

Man Utd has been wildly inconsistent in recent weeks, so I can see Nagelsmann’s side exposing the English team’s defensive frailties. Having taken everything into consideration, odds of 3.20 for the Leipzig win cannot be ignored.

Ben Morris
Ben Morris

Ben is a sportswriter and tipster who specializes in soccer. Currently based in the UK, he has traveled all around the world watching – and betting on – his beloved sport.

Alongside his regular soccer content, Ben publishes blogs and picks for cricket, Formula 1, Aussie rules, darts, and various other sports.

Ben is a diehard fan of Nottingham Forest and England, so he hasn’t had much to cheer about in recent years!

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