Manchester United return for their match day 2 fixture in the Champions League after a fine win over PSG in their opening fixture and will look to continue in that stride when they welcome RB Leipzig to Old Trafford on Wednesday night.
The Red Devils have won just one (D1, L4) of their last six UCL home games. However, United’s UCL group stage home record against teams drawn from pot 3 or 4 since Sir Alex Ferguson’s departure in summer 2013 reads: W7, D1. That includes five clean sheets, three 1-0 wins and an average of 2.25 total match goals.
Including matches against sides representing the former East Germany at the time, United’s all-time competitive record vs German opposition reads: W17, D8, L8 – GF 65, GA 37. Furthermore, the ‘Red Devils’ have won seven (D1) of their last eight UCL home games vs German teams. Three of the last four wins produced over 4.5 total goals.
RB Leipzig have lost just one of their previous nine assignments in this competition (W6, D2, L1). Leipzig scored an average of 1.5 penalty goals per match across the two draws, but conceded one in their last UCL match against a team originally drawn from pot 2.
Excluding results at neutral venues, Leipzig’s UCL away record reads: W4, D1, L2, with the last of those wins coming against English opposition via a second-half penalty. Each of the three matches drawn/lost in that sequence saw one team lead 1-0 after 15 minutes of play, with Leipzig averaging 1.33 second-half goals conceded across that trio.
The odds suggest it will be a game where both sides will find the back of the net and you can stake on Betpay with odds of 1.55.