Knowing that they will need to pull off what would be another famous European turnaround if they’re to overcome their one-goal deficit, a struggling Tottenham will make the trip to the Red Bull Arena on Tuesday night.
Managing to pick up what was a flattering 1-1 draw away at European outsiders Burnley over the weekend, Spurs find themselves in the midst of a five-match winless run across all competitions, including that 1-0 defeat against the German outfit in North London a fortnight ago.
On the flip side, while RB Leipzig may have also only collected a point against Wolfsburg on Saturday, the midweek hosts have continued to take Europe by storm and are seen to be a dark horse in this season’s Champions League.
In the midst of their own six-match unbeaten run and still in the Bundesliga title picture, there is no doubt that Tuesday’s hosts should be confident of finishing off the job on home soil.
Still boosted by their 1-0 win in the capital a fortnight ago, RB Leipzig can be found priced at 4/6 with Ladbrokes to once again come out on top at the Red Bull Arena.
Leipzig’s defensive resolve
Although RB Leipzig might have seen Borussia Dortmund leapfrog them to second spot thanks to back-to-back stalemates against Bayer Leverkusen and Wolfsburg, the mood around the Red Bull Arena remains at a high.
Putting in an eye-catching display in their 1-0 win away at Spurs a fortnight ago, Julian Nagelsmann’s men are unbeaten in their last six appearances across all competitions and have tasted Bundesliga defeat just once since the 26th of October.
While Timo Werner’s goalscoring exploits might have helped Leipzig gain a reputation for their performances in the final third, there is no doubt that fans around the Red Bull Arena will be excited by their side’s continues success defensively.
Recording another clean sheet against Wolfsburg over the weekend, Tuesday’s hosts have remarkably kept five clean sheets in their last six outings and they have shipped just a single strike in over 550 minutes of action.
Also leaving the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium unscathed a fortnight ago, you might be interested to know that Nagelsmann’s men can be found priced at 11/8 with Betfair to record another clean sheet in midweek.
The struggling Spurs
While Tottenham may have managed to grab what most would call an unjust point away at Turf Moor on Saturday evening, it does not cover what has been a woeful month for last year’s European finalists.
Without a win in their last five appearances and losing four of those contests, Jose Mourinho’s side have seen their top-four ambitions take yet another dent and the mood around North London appears to be growing more fragile by the week.
With Burnley having eight shots on target over the weekend and creating a string of golden chances, it is no surprise that the former Manchester United boss has a growing headache over his side’s continued issues at the back.
Along with shipping at least a pair of goals away at the likes of Bayern Munich and Olympiacos during the group stage of this year’s tournament, Spurs have shipped over 1.5 goals in four of their last five Champions League matchups on the road.
You might be interested to know that Mourinho’s side can be found priced at 7/10 with Paddy Power to once again ship two or more strikes on foreign soil in midweek.