Manchester United vs RB Leipzig Prediction, 10/28/2020 Champions League Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Manchester United vs RB Leipzig
Date: Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Location: Old Trafford in Stretford, England
TV: CBS All Access
Odds/Point Spread: Manchester United (-119) RB Leipzig (+245)
Marcus Rashford and Manchester United (1-0-0 in Champions League) host RB Leipzig (1-0-0 in Champions League) at Old Trafford on Wednesday. The goalkeepers protecting the net will be David de Gea for Manchester United and Peter Gulacsi for RB Leipzig. The moneyline on this contest has Manchester United priced at -119 and RB Leipzig are at +245. The O/U is set at 2.75.
Manchester United stepped onto the pitch against Chelsea in their most recent match and got the draw with a final of 0 - 0. Manchester United tried 17 dribbles in this contest and converted 10 of those dribbles for a rate of 58.8%. In regard to passing, they ended with a 91.6% passes received percentage by connecting on 515 out of their 562 passing targets in their last game. Concerning shot accuracy, Manchester United walked away from the pitch at a 28.6% clip by landing 4 SoT of 14 shots. Manchester United averages 1.60 g/90 (8 goals in total) and have accounted for 5 assists in all matches for this campaign.
Marcus Rashford is a player who should impact this matchup for Manchester United. He has 23 assists while tallying 13 yellow cards in his career. Rashford has been a starter in 106 matchups in his pro soccer career and he tallies 0.42 goals per 90 minutes. The forward who is from England has tallied 46 goals in 9,805 professional minutes. Another player who should impact this match is Bruno Fernandes, the midfielder representing for Portugal. He has helped a teammate on a goal 51 times in his pro soccer career while scoring 69 goals. Fernandes has played 17,157 minutes in 195 starts and has earned himself 44 yellow card cautions. He sports an average of 0.36 goals per 90 minutes so far in his career.
The man protecting the net for Manchester United is David de Gea. Gea (201-85-89 record in his career) has 129 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 34.4% clean sheet percentage. The goalie representing Manchester United has seen 1,462 shots tried against him in 375 starts. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.09 (407 goals conceded) and he has earned a save % of .733. Gea has seen the field for a total of 33,733 mins and has earned 1,074 stops during his pro soccer career.
The last time they took the field, RB Leipzig went home victorious with a score of 2 - 1 against Hertha BSC. They finished the contest by completing 486 of the 521 passing attempts for a percentage of 93.3%. RB Leipzig earned a 72.2% successful dribble percentage by converting 13 out of the 18 dribbles they pursued. RB Leipzig converted 7 SoT out of the team's 25 shots attempted giving them a 28.0% rate when they last stepped onto the pitch. With a total of 11 goals and 8 assists in all competitions, RB Leipzig averages 2.20 goals and 1.60 assists per 90 min.
Yussuf Poulsen should provide a lift for RB Leipzig. He scores 0.35 goals per 90 minutes and has started 168 outings in his pro soccer career. The forward hailing from Denmark has earned 15,201 minutes while scoring 59 goals. He has totaled 26 yellow card warnings in his career and has assisted on a goal 29 times. You should also watch out for Emil Forsberg, the midfielder representing RB Leipzig. Forsberg has been handed a total of 13 yellow cards in 20,200 professional minutes played (242 starting assignments). His goals per 90 min average during his career is 0.32. He has accumulated 72 goals in his career while assisting on a goal 57 different times.
Peter Gulacsi will look after the goal for RB Leipzig. Gulacsi has racked up 78 clean sheets while seeing 1,066 shots tried against him in 23,346 minutes throughout his career. He holds a save percentage of .729 and his shutout rate is currently 29.9%. He has allowed 1.17 goals per 90 minutes and he has a mark of 143-51-67. During his career, Gulacsi has surrendered 303 goals and has totaled 772 stops in 261 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's Champions League game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Manchester United (-119)
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