Stadium: Red Bull Arena, Leipzig
In the second round of the UEFA Champions League, Leipzig will play against Club Brugge. After their first-round defeat by Manchester City, the Bulls are expected to be very active in the upcoming game. Besides, let's not forget that the Germans' opponents in Group A are the French side PSG apart from Manchester City and Brugge. Leipzig need to take six points against the Belgians to compete with the two European giants.
It's hard to call the Bulls a consistent team so far. After Stuttgart, Leipzig lost three games in a row to Wolfsburg, Bayern, and Manchester City, drew with Koln and thrashed Hertha in the last round of the German Bundesliga 6-0. Nkunku sealed the brace in that game, with Poulsen, Haidara, Forsberg, and Mukiele scoring twice each. Thanks to this win, the Bulls climb up to 10th place in the table and improve the goal difference to +5. RB are still bottom of the Group A standings in the Champions League with zero points and -3 on goal difference. Leipzig will try to do to Brugge on Tuesday what they did to Hertha on Saturday, i.e., a smashing victory.
After a crucial draw with PSG, Brugge played two matches in the Belgian league, beating Charleroi 1-0 away and playing a 1-1 draw with Heverlee Louvain on home soil. Not outstanding results, although in the match against Heverley, the Brugge players took 32 shots towards their opponents' goal and hit the bar nine times. Despite the loss of points against Heverlee, Brugge retained their leading position in the Belgian league.
Expert Betting Tips
Once again, note that it's not enough for Leipzig to beat Brugge. The Germans need to correct the minus goal difference, especially before the pair of matches against PSG. We believe that 6-0 against Hertha is a rehearsal for the future game against the Belgians. The match's outcome against the Old Lady should positively impact the Bulls' mood before the game in the second round of the Champions League. Here are our picks for the upcoming meeting: W1+Total Over (1.5) for 1.61, Handicap 1 (-1.5) for 2.36, Total Over (3) for 1.82.