class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>The Premier League champions are in a horrendous run of form and our tipster isn't expecting much from them in the Champions League on Tuesday
The potentially defining week of Liverpool’s season continues on Tuesday when they travel to the Puskas Arena in Budapest, Hungary, to face RB Leipzig in the Champions league last-16 first leg.
Jurgen Klopp’s men have won only three of their last 12 games in all competitions, most recently going down 3-1 at Leicester City in the Premier League, and this continental fixture comes just a few days before the Merseyside derby.
RB Leipzig vs Liverpool Latest Odds
Although they have lost their last three games, bet365 still make Liverpool 13/10 (2.30) favourites to beat Julian Nagelsmann’s men on Tuesday.
Coronavirus restrictions means RB Leipzig have lost any semblance of home advantage and the Bundesliga side are 19/10 (2.90) to take the lead back to Anfield for the second leg on March 10.
A draw would leave this tie in the balance ahead of the return fixture and that is priced at 13/5 (3.60) with the online bookmaker.
RB Leipzig vs Liverpool Team News
Ibrahima Konate came off the bench last week after nearly two months out but Emil Forsberg, Konrad Laimer, Benjamin Henrichs and Dominik Szoboszlai are all unlikely to be available.
James Milner became another Liverpool casualty after injuring his hamstring against Leicester, joining Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez, Naby Keita, Diogo Jota, Joel Matip, Fabinho, Ben Davies, Divock Origi and Caoimhin Kelleher on the sidelines.
RB Leipzig vs Liverpool Preview
Things could scarcely have gone more differently for these two sides since the last-16 draw was made on December 14, with Liverpool’s tally of only 15 Premier League points from a possible 36 firmly ending their bid to retain the title.
Meanwhile, RB Leipzig’s Bundesliga challenge has gone from strength to strength thanks to six wins and two draws from their last 10 outings in the league, as well as a pair of convincing victories in the DFB-Pokal.
Nagelsmann’s side have also kept eight clean sheets in those 12 games and Liverpool look totally devoid of confidence, failing to score in five of their last nine league fixtures whilst conceding in seven of those.
RB Leipzig vs Liverpool Tips and Predictions
Liverpool’s cutting edge that has been displayed so frequently under Klopp has largely vanished in the last two months and bet365’s price of 4/5 (1.80) on the Reds scoring under 1.5 goals in this Champions League clash looks the way to go on Tuesday.
Also worth considering is the 19/10 (2.90) on RB Leipzig to take a first-leg lead, with the Germans having won their last four fixtures by an aggregate of 10-1 and their opponents on a three-match losing streak.
Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.
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