Champions League Preview: RB Leipzig vs Man City Prediction, Preview, and Odds (Oct 4)
- Man City opened their Champions League campaign with a 3-1 home win
- RB Leipzig also opened their European campaign with a victory on the road
The two top teams in Group G in the Champions League this season will lock horns in Germany on Wednesday. Both Man City and RB Leipzig opened their European campaigns with maximum points on matchday one.
How To Watch
- When: Wednesday, October 4, 2023, at 3:00 p.m ET
- Where: Red Bull Arena, Leipzig, Germany
- How To Watch: CBS
Man City ended their wait for a Champions League success at the end of last season, but they will have questions to answer on matchday two in the competition after falling to a first defeat in the Premier League on Saturday against Wolves.
However, City were at their best in their opening match in the European competition, as they came back from 1-0 down against Red Star Belgrade to claim a 3-1 victory at the Etihad. Julian Alvarez was the hero in that win, as the World Cup winner netted twice. Overall, City registered a staggering 37 shots in that matchday one win, which is the most of any side since Real Madrid took on Roma in March 2016.
RB Leipzig are City’s most realistic challenger to the top spot in the group, and they will be looking to build on their win in matchday one this week. The German side were very professional on the road in Switzerland last time, as they secured a comfortable 3-1 victory against Young Boys.
Leipzig opened the scoring in that clash after just three minutes through Mohamed Simakan, before goals from Xaver Schlager and Benjamin Sesko in the final 15 minutes ensured that Leipzig were able to pick up maximum points. However, a season-best effort will be required against City this week.
RB Leipzig vs Man City Prediction
City were 7-0 winners against Leipzig in the quarterfinals last season. However, they are winless on their last two trips to the Red Bull Arena. Therefore, a draw could be a likely outcome between the two sides on Wednesday.