Soccer fans will welcome back the return of the Champions League this week. The most successful team in the history of the competition will be in action on Tuesday, as Real Madrid look to pick up a healthy first leg advantage in Germany against RB Leipzig.
Before Betting On RB Leipzig vs Real Madrid
Real Madrid encountered few issues in navigating their way through the group stage, but the team will be aware that the challenge for European glory will step up a gear when they play in the round of 16 this week. This will be the third meeting between the sides, with Real Madrid having won both matches against Leipzig in the competition last term.
Their record against German teams also deserves a lot of respect ahead of this first leg, as Real have suffered a single defeat in their last 15 against sides from the Bundesliga. However, the only defeat that they have suffered did come in this exact fixture last season. But, the Spanish side haven’t been eliminated by German opposition in the knockout round since a semi-final loss against Borussia Dortmund in 2012-13.
Leipzig will be making their fourth appearance in the knockout stage of the Champions League, but this term will be the first occasion that they have avoided English opposition. Their previous best appearance came in 2019-20, as they eliminated Tottenham at this stage before reaching the final four.
Real’s record in the round of 16 is hard to ignore, as the Spanish side have progressed from eleven of their last 13 ties in this stage. Meanwhile, they have reached at least the semi final in each of the last three seasons. Leipzig haven’t kept a clean sheet in their last 13 home matches in Europe, but they have scored at least once in their previous 16.
RB Leipzig vs Real Madrid Offshore Odds & Pick
Real’s record against German opposition is very challenging to overlook when assessing the most likely outcome this week. Therefore, it could be worth siding with the Spanish side to take a first leg advantage on Tuesday.