RB Leipzig vs Tottenham Match Info
Date: Tuesday, March 10th, 2020
Kick-off time: 8.00pm GMT
Venue: Red Bull Arena
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RB Leipzig vs Tottenham Head-To-Head Record
First European knockout game played:
February 19th, 2020: Tottenham 0-1 RB Leipzig
RB Leipzig vs Tottenham Stats
- Three out of Tottenham’s eight Champions League home defeats have come at the hands of German opposition
- Timo Werner, the scorer of the goal that put Tottenham 1-0 down in the first leg, has scored 21 goals in 23 Bundesliga appearances this season
- Spurs have lost two of their last three games in the Premier League
RB Leipzig vs Tottenham Match Preview
Jose Mourinho’s men face a mammoth task away from home against RB Leipzig in the second leg of the Champions League knockout rounds – attempt to contain a Timo Werner-led strike-force in red-hot form, as well as curate goalscoring chances of their own without an out-and-out striker, instead left with a midfield in desperate need of attacking creativity.
Indeed, the odds are stacked against the Lillywhites – as they have been across the domestic season ever since Harry Kane and Heung-Min Son – Tottenham’s go-to goal scorers – sustained lengthy injuries. In the duo’s stead, Mourinho has had to put his faith in the likes of Lucas Moura and Dele Alli. Yet considering that the former has only racked up 4 goals this season in his newly appointed role and the latter is out of form, it’s no surprise that Spurs have struggled to display any attacking depth.
On the other side of the pitch, things aren’t looking any less grim. The issues rampant across Mourinho’s defense stem from the defensive midfield – or a lack of defensive midfield. This comes in the aftermath of signing Tanguy Ndombele, who’s involvement in the starting XI was meant to fortify the Spur’s spine. Yet with the Frenchman very rarely fit, there seems to be a gaping hole leading back to a shaky central defensive pairing that teams across leagues are exploiting regularly.
Werner did the same not three weeks ago at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in the first leg, frequently throughout the 90 minutes. Even before his opening goal, the German, who is operating in a rich vein of form, was a handful for the Spurs defense and will be just as menacing in this March’s second leg.
So, if Mourinho’s strike-force options don’t improve and Leipzig continues to impress atop the Bundesliga table, then the prognosis, like our predictions, suggest a heavy loss that will send Spurs out of the Champions League knockout rounds with a bitter aftertaste.
RB Leipzig vs Tottenham Betting Tips
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