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Champions League 2020, Tottenham vs RB Leipzig Match

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Tottenham vs RB Leipzig
Champions League
Date: Wednesday, 19 February 2020
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium (London).

Tottenham had taken a hike to Germany to meet Bayern Munich in  their last group-stage game. In what was an expected result, the Bavarians recorded a 3-1 win at home. Mourinho’s boys did try their best to make a comeback, but at the Allianz Arena, it was just too big of a task.

Still, too much cannot be read into the defeat, as Spurs were still in a period of turmoil at that time, and Bayern was just out of their league then. As of now, Mourinho has slowly brought back Tottenham to form.

Meanwhile, Leipzig too were on the road, against Lyon. The match ended with a 2-2 scoreline, but it must have felt as if a loss for the visitors. They were ahead 0-2 at half time, only for them to concede two late goals in the latter half.

The frailties in Leipzig defense (especially in case of road fixtures) was on display against Lyon. Against the English opposition, they can expect even better attacks, and Leipzig will have to be vigilant at the back.

Tottenham vs RB Leipzig Prediction

Tottenham needed a goal in injury time to defeat Aston Villa in the Premier League on Sunday with that win making it seven games unbeaten in all competitions. They have not been grinding those results out however in classic Mourinho style, as their defence has not been good enough to regularly keep clean sheets so outscoring their opponents has been forced upon them. They will have to be at their best as they host in-form RB Leipzig and the away side should be able to avoid defeat at the very least. The German team’s attacking trio of Dani Olmo, Patrick Schick and Timo Werner has plenty of quality to cause the Spurs backline problems so expect Leipzig to take a positive result back to Germany.

THE TEAM NEWS

TOTTENHAM

  • Tottenham left it late but earned their third Premier League win in succession as they defeated Aston Villa at the weekend courtesy of two goals from Heung-Min Son and the general mood in the camp is positive right now.
  • Spurs are now unbeaten in seven games in all competitions following that victory and will prove difficult to beat in this contest although there are still plenty of improvements that can be made defensively given that they have kept just two clean sheets in their last 15 games in all competitions.
  • Jose Mourinho was expected to have the same group of players at his disposal after appearing to come through Sunday’s game unscathed but it has emerged that Heung-min Son suffered a fracture to his arm and will be missing for a number of games with Lucas Moura set to revert to the role of lone striker.

Predicted line-up (4-2-3-1): Lloris; Aurier, Alderweireld, Sanchez, Davies; Dier, Winks; Lo Celso, Alli, Bergwijn; Lucas Moura

Unavailable: Kane (Injured), Sissoko (Injured), Wanyama (Out of favour), Foyth (Injured), Son (Injured)

Doubtful: Lamela (Injured)

RB LEIPZIG

  • RB Leipzig won for the first time in four Bundesliga matches over the weekend as they proved too good for Werder Bremen in a 3-0 success and that was a welcome boost ahead of this trip to London.
  • Having gone unbeaten in their three away matches in the group stage, RB Leipzig will be quietly confident that they can silence the home crowd and go into the second leg in a strong position.
  • Julian Nagelsmann has a handful of injuries to deal with but the biggest loss will be the versatile Tyler Adams who has torn a calf muscle and that is a significant blow to the Germans.

Predicted line-up (3-4-1-2): Gulacsi; Klostermann, Upamecano, Halstenberg; Mukiele, Sabitzer, Laimer, Angelino; Dani Olmo; Schick, Werner

Unavailable: Kampl (Injured), Konate (Injured), Orban (Injured), Adams (Injured)

Last Five Games of TOT:

W        AVL         2-3         TOT
W        TOT         3-2         SOUT
W        TOT         2-0         MNC
D         SOUT      1-1          TOT
W        TOT         2-1          NOR

Last Five Games of LEP:

W        LEP          3-0         WER
D         MUN       0-0         LEP
L          EINF       3-1          LEP
D         LEP         2-2          MON
L         EINF        2-0         LEP