Leipzig vs Tottenham 2020 Champions League Game Preview & Betting Odds

Leipzig vs Tottenham 2020 Champions League Game Preview & Betting Odds

Written by on March 10, 2020

RB Leipzig will play host to desperate Tottenham on Tuesday when the two square off in the second leg of their last of 16 Champions League showdown. After stealing a 1-0 road win over their English Premier League opponents in the opening leg, Leipzig can reach the quarterfinals with a victory or a draw. Let’s see how the Champions League odds will be for the Leipzig vs Tottenham.

Leipzig vs Tottenham 2020 Champions League Game Preview & Betting Odds

  • When: Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at 4;00 PM ET
  • Where: Red Bull Arena
TeamSpreadMoneyline OddsTotalOdds to Qualify
RB Leipzig-1.0 (-125)-196O 2¾ (-126)-500
Tottenham+1.0 (-106)+468U 2¾  (-104)+350

Why Bet On Tottenham at +468

The Spurs have gone five straight matches without a win, starting with their humbling 1-0 home loss against Leipzig in their first-leg matchup on Timo Werner’s penalty. Tottenham comes into this affair off of consecutive draws against Norwich City and Burnely on Saturday. The Spurs have been outscored 8-5 over their last five matches. To make matters worse, Tottenham should have lost their first meeting against Leipzig by more than one goal with Werner missing out on two other excellent opportunities and Angelino hitting the post. Tottenham is 3-1-2 in Champions League play and +4 in goal differential. Harry Kane has a team-high six goals in five Champions League matches while Son Heung-Min has five goals in six games. No other players has more than one. The Hotspurs are 1-1-1 in their last three road dates and 1-2 ATS over the span. The O/U is 3-0 in the Spurs’ last three games on the road.

Why Bet On RB Leipzig at -196

Leipzig has not lost in their last six matches in all competitions while going 3-3-0 along the way, including their scoreless draw against Wolfsburg on Saturday. Still, Leipzig can not only reach their first-ever Champions League quarterfinal, but they win their first Bundesliga title as they sit just three points behind league-leading Bayern Munich. Leipzig is 4-2-1 over their last seven in all competitions. RB Leipzig has gone 1-1-1 in their last three on their home pitch while going 0-2-1 ATS along the way. The O/U is also 1-1-1 in the Germans’ last three home matches. Werner has a team-high four goals in seven Champions League matches while Emil Forsberg has three goals in seven matches. Marcel Sabitzer has added a pair of goals in six matches.

  • Possible Leipzig Lineup: Gulácsi; Klostermann, Upamecano, Halstenberg; Adams, Laimer, Sabitzer, Angeliño; Werner, Schick, Nkunku
  • Out: Orban (knee)
  • Doubtful: Kampl (ankle), Konaté (hamstring), Werner (thigh)

Leipzig vs Tottenham Expert Analysis and Prediction

The Spurs might be underdogs, but they’ll almost certainly have a chance for the upset because of the acumen of legendary manager Jose Mourinho. While Tottenham’s sage leader will likely look to incorporate a cautious strategy that keeps his team in this match, I believe that decision will ultimately be a mistake that costs Tottenham a shot for the upset.

Leipzig is now the better balanced and more dangerous team offensively and they dominated Tottenham in the first meeting despite finishing with what looks like a narrow 1-0 win that kind of makes it look like this was a close contest. The fact of the matter is that Tottenham has been completely mediocre the last few weeks while Leipzig has a lot to play for by winning what could be their biggest match of the season. Werner strikes for Leipzig and Emil adds another as Tottenham falls 2-1.

  • Possible Tottenham Lineup: Lloris; Aurier, Alderweireld, Sánchez, Dier, Vertonghen; Winks, Lo Celso; Lamela, Moura, Alli
  • Out: Kane (hamstring), Son (arm), Sissoko (knee), Foyth (thigh), Bergwijn (ankle), Davies (hamstring)
  • Misses next game if booked: Lo Celso

Pick: RB Leipzig 2 Tottenham 1