RB Leipzig welcomes Zenit at the Red Bull Arena in Leipzig
RB Leipzig welcomes Zenit at the Red Bull Arena in Leipzig in a match from Group G of the Champions League. Just one point separates these two teams at the moment in the group, so some things could change after the 90 minutes. Let’s take a look during our Champions League predictions for today.
RB Leipzig started ther Champions League participation in the best way possible, beating Benfica at the Estadio da Luz in Lisboa. They had a flying start, but in their second game the Germans performed worse and suffered a 0-2 defeat at home against Olympique Lyonnais. This is certainly not what the manager Julian Nagelsmann wanted from his players, but now they will have the chance to do much better in their second try in front of their own fans. Depinding on the other game in the group, RB Leipzig could go the top if they beat Zenit on Wednesday.
During the weekend Nagelsmann’s boys hosted Wolfsburg in the Bundesliga, but only secured a point after a 1-1 draw. It was the team’s star striker Timo Werner who scored the only goal in the game.
Zenit are currently leading the group standings with 4 points won after the first two rounds. The Russians kicked off their campaign with a draw against Olympique Lyonnais in France, which was followed by a convincing 3-1 win against Benfica in Saint-Petersburg. Artem Dzyuba and Sardar Azmoun scored in Zenit’s net, while Ruben Dias from the visitors scored himself an own goal.
In the Russian Premier League Zenit are currently second in the standings, but during the weekend they impressed with a fascinating 6-1 win over Rostov at home. Artem Dzyuba played a great game and scored a hattrick, while Sardar Azmoun, Vyacheslav Karavaev and Wilmar Barrios also scored for Sergei Semak’s team.
What are our Champions League predictions for the game from Group G between RB Leipzig and Zenit? This is a match which could really go both ways, so be careful. We believe the draw looks like a very possible result here.