RB Leipzig vs Manchester United Prediction, 12/8/2020 Champions League Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: RB Leipzig vs Manchester United
Date: Tuesday, December 8, 2020
Location: Red Bull Arena (Leipzig) in Leipzig, Germany
TV: CBS All Access
Odds/Point Spread: RB Leipzig (+155) Manchester United (+169)
Marcus Rashford and Manchester United (3-0-2 in Champions League) head to Red Bull Arena (Leipzig) on Tuesday where they'll take on RB Leipzig (3-0-2 in Champions League). The starting goaltenders are Peter Gulacsi for RB Leipzig and David de Gea for Manchester United. The line on this matchup has RB Leipzig coming in at +155 and Manchester United are at +169. The O/U opens at 3.
RB Leipzig faced off with Bayern Munich in their most recent match and got the draw with a final of 3-3. RB Leipzig tried 5 dribbles in this outing and were successful in 4 of the dribbles for a percentage of 80.0%. In sharing the ball, they had a 78.2% passes received rate by converting 323 of the 413 passing attempts last contest. In regard to shooting accuracy, RB Leipzig walked away from the pitch at a 57.1% clip by putting 4 shots on target out of 7 shots. RB Leipzig sports an average of 2.00 goals per 90 min (20 total goals) and have 15 assists in all competitions for the season.
Yussuf Poulsen is a player who should be able to impact this match for RB Leipzig. He has totaled 29 assists while earning 26 yellow card warnings in his career. Poulsen has been a starter in 170 games in his career and tallies 0.35 goals per 90 mins. The forward from Denmark has 60 goals scored in 15,430 professional minutes played. One more player who could decide who wins is Emil Forsberg, the midfielder representing Sweden. Forsberg has accumulated 20,421 mins during 244 starting assignments and has earned himself 13 yellow cards. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 58 times so far in his career while scoring 73 total goals. He scores 0.32 goals per 90 minutes for his career.
The guy protecting the net for RB Leipzig will be Peter Gulacsi. Gulacsi has played for a total of 23,796 mins and has tallied 782 saves in his career. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.17 (309 total goals allowed) and he has a save percentage of .728. The goalkeeper taking the field for RB Leipzig has had 1,083 shots tried against him in 266 starts. Gulacsi (145-53-68 mark in his professional soccer career) has tallied 79 clean sheets, which gives him a 29.7% shutout percentage.
When they last played, Manchester United got the victory with a final of 3-1 against West Ham. They finished this game by connecting on 549 of the 630 passes they attempted earning a rate of 87.1%. Manchester United earned a 78.6% successful dribble rate by completing 11 of the 14 dribbles they pursued. Manchester United connected on 6 shots on target out of the team's 15 shots attempted which gave them a 40.0% rate when they last stepped onto the pitch. Having tallied 18 goals and 13 assists in all competitions, Manchester United is averaging 1.80 goals and 1.30 assists per 90 min.
Marcus Rashford will be counted on for Manchester United. The forward from England has totaled 10,198 professional minutes and has earned 47 goals. He has totaled 13 yellow cards during his soccer career and has helped a teammate on a goal 25 times. He is averaging 0.41 goals per 90 minutes and has been given a starting assignment in 110 contests in his career. You should also watch out for Bruno Fernandes, the midfielder representing Manchester United. He has tallied 73 goals so far in his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 53 different times. Fernandes has been given a total of 45 yellow cards in 17,546 professional minutes played (199 starting assignments). His goals per 90 minute average in his pro soccer career is 0.37.
David de Gea will reside in front of the net for Manchester United. In his pro soccer career, Gea has given up 411 goals and has accounted for 1,078 saves in 379 starts. He has surrendered 1.09 goals per 90 while holding a mark of 204-85-90. He holds a save % of .732 and his clean sheet rate sits at 34.3%. Gea has 130 clean sheets while he has seen 1,469 shots tried against him in 34,048 career mins.
Who will win tonight's Champions League game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take RB Leipzig (+155)
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