Leipzig will host the first match against Man City in Champions League, and here we go with preview and prediction for this football match from Champions League.
Leipzig this season losing their first two matches against Shakhtar Donetsk and Real Madrid, but the German outfit bounced back to win their remaining four games – including an impressive 3-2 home victory over Los Blancos – and qualify as runners-up of Group F. They are enjoying a good run over the last 10 games (7-2-1) despite a setback in their previous home match against UnionBerlin where they blew a 1-0 lead during the second half. It showed their inconsistency at times. They scored in 9 of 10 games.
Leipzig will be without Peter Gulacsi (ACL), Dani Olmo (thigh) and Abdou Diallo (knee) due to injury, but the Germans have been handed a boost regarding the fitness of Christopher Nkunku and Konrad Laimer, who both came off the bench last weekend.
RB Leipzig possible starting lineup: Blaswich; Klostermann, Orban, Gvardiol, Raum; Schlager, Laimer; Szoboszlai, Forsberg, Werner; Silva
Man City are competing in the Champions League knockout rounds for the 10th successive year after winning four and drawing two of their six group-stage matches earlier this season to top Group G ahead of Borussia Dortmund, Sevilla and Copenhagen. They now enter Wednesday's clash with Leipzig seeking to advance from the last 16 for the sixth consecutive season.
As for Man City, John Stones remains out as he continues to recover from a hamstring injury, while Kevin De Bruyne and Aymeric Laporte have not travelled with the rest of the squad due to illness.
Manchester City possible starting lineup: Ederson; Walker, Akanji, Ake; Rodri, Bernardo; Mahrez, Gundogan, Foden, Grealish; Haaland
Man City is better on paper and more experienced, but I can´t trust them on the road right now. Leipzig have a good attack and plays at home, I expected a goals on this match. Both teams tos score is a good pick.