When Real Madrid plays RB Leipzig in a Champions League match at the Red Bull Arena on Tuesday night, they’ll be hoping to keep up their impressive recent run of results.
With 10 points after four games, Los Blancos have already advanced to the round of 16 and are four points ahead of Leipzig in Group F.
Leipzig will advance to the knockout rounds if they defeat the Spanish team in front of their home crowd and Shakhtar Donetsk loses against Celtic.
But if they lose to Madrid, they would have to triumph over the Ukrainian team on the last day of play.
The team of Carlo Ancelotti, meanwhile, has had easy going so far and would clinch first place with one more victory.
They have never lost in the contest, thanks to Antonio Rudiger’s last-gasp equaliser against Shakhtar in their previous outing, and head into this fixture off the back of a comfortable 3-1 victory over Sevilla in La Liga.
Date and Time of Dortmund vs Manchester City
|Date:||October 25/26, 2022|
|Kick-off:||8:00pm BST / 3:00pm ET / 12:30am IST (Sep 15)|
How to watch RB Leipzig vs Real Madrid on TV & live stream online
|Country||TV channel||Live stream|
|UK||BT Sport 6||BT Sport website/app|
|India||Sony Ten 3 SD & HD||SonyLIV|
Predicted Lineups Dortmund vs Manchester City
RB Leipzig Starting XI Blaswich; Simakan, Orban, Gvardiol, Raum; Haidara, Schlager; Szoboszlai, Nkunku, Olmo; Silva
Bench: Nickisch, Diallo, Ba, Henrichs, Kampl, Forsberg, Novoa, Poulsen, Werner
Real Madrid Starting XICourtois; Carvajal, Militao, Rudiger, Alaba; Camavinga, Tchouameni, Kroos; Asensio, Rodrygo, Vinicius
Bench: Lunin, Lopez, Nacho, Vallejo, Mendy, Odriozola, Dotor, Hazard, Vazquez, Rodriguez
Match Prediction: RB Leipzig 0-1 Real Madrid
Real Madrid is understaffed and worn out.
It’s clear from that expected bench that the starters will be mostly responsible for this outcome, but the absence of a few key players will seriously impair those starters’ prospects.
Leipzig isn’t at full strength either, but they’ll bet on their chances of scoring and think they can seize control as the game goes on as Real wears down and the substitutes begin to enter the action.
However, it’s difficult to see anything other than a Real triumph in the end, especially with Thibaut Courtois back in goal.