Tottenham have failed to win any of their last four games in all competitions since the narrow loss in the first leg of this tie, and will have to recover quickly from a stalemate versus Burnley before the trip to Leipzig.
Uefa Champions League 2019/2020
Date: Tuesday 10th, March
Kick-off: 21:00 pm
Venue: Red Bull Arena
TV Channel: BT Sport
Dele Alli’s 50th minute penalty rescued Tottenham from the jaws of defeat at the weekend as Spurs non-descript run took another turn, and while they will have to overturn a 1-0 deficit in Germany, there can be little hiding the fact that they are not so well prepared to do so.
Jose Mourinho’s side have lost their last two Champions League games and will make do without their two star players in Harry Kane and Son Heung-Min who are both sidelined with injuries for the foreseeable future.
They will look to last season’s semifinal turnout versus Ajax for inspiration, while Borussia Dortmund were also beaten in Germany during their impressive run to the final of that campaign.
Leipzig were very much the dominant side when they faced off in that defeat in London over two weeks ago, and come into this one after playing out a dour goalless draw with Wolfsburg last Saturday.
Timo Werner scorer of the solitary goal in the first leg of this tie failed to inspire Die Roten Bullen after coming off the bench while the likes of Konrad Laimer and Christopher Nkunku looked off colour for larger parts of it.
Interestingly, the hosts remain unbeaten in their last five Champions League games, winning three of those and have only lost twice at their stadium all season.
Tottenhan are without Kane (hamstring), Moussa Sissoko (knee) and Son (broken arm) for this game.
Ibrahima Konate (hamstring), Willi Orban (knee) are both ruled out for Leipzig while Ethan Ampadu (back), and Kevin Kampl (ankle) are rated doubtful.
Head to Head:
RB Leipzig Wins – 1
Draws – 0
Tottenham Wins – 0
In the first leg, Nagelsmann became the youngest manager to take charge of a Champions League knockout game at 32 years and 211 days, surpassing former Schalke boss Domenico Tedesco (33 years,
Tottenhan have won twice, drawn once and lost twice from their last five European trips to Germany.
Werner is the first player in history to have scored his first seven Champions League goals away from home.
RB Leipzig Last 5: WWWDD
Tottenham Last 5: LLLLD
Tottenhan will be fired up when they make the trip to Germany, and we could get to see them pulling off another turnaround. The duo of Steven Bergwijn and Giovani Lo Celso tested opposition goalkeeper Peter Gulacsi in London, and Dele Alli and Lucas Moura add up to the other interesting options going forward for the visitors. I’d expect both teams to trade goals here nonetheless, and this should be a different spectacle from the reverse fixture. That is chalked up at 4/5 on this market.
And with the flow of goals from each side, an even larger amount of goal could suffice from this game. Backing an over 2.5 goals (8/11) thus, looks another decent punt to take from this game.