Real Madrid, who have won the Champions League a record fourteen times, will face RB Leipzig in the opening leg of their round-of-16 match on Tuesday in Germany.

Marco Rose’s squad placed second in Group G, behind only Manchester City, the defending champions, while Los Blancos dominated Group C.

Top 3 marketsBest odds at bookmakers
Real Madrid to win with a handicap (0): ⚽1.65 at Bet9ja
Real Madrid to win: 🥅2.18 at 1xbet
Over 2.5 goals✅1.62 at Sportybet

RB Leipzig and Real Madrid: Previous Games

To date, these two teams have met twice in the UEFA Champions League, both occurring during the previous season’s group stage. With scores of 3-2 for Leipzig and 2-0 for Madrid, both clubs won on home turf.

In their previous nine home games in all competitions, RB Leipzig have come out on top seven times and been defeated twice.

The only two road defeats this season for Real Madrid were at the hands of Atletico Madrid, a local rival.

In their past six Champions League home games, Leipzig has won four while scoring twice each. Conversely, the away team has scored twice in their past five games and won five of their last six competitive games on the road.

Probable RB Leipzig Lineup

Gulacsi; Simakan, Lukeba, Orban, Raum; Olmo, Schlager, Kampl, Simons; Sesko, Openda

Probable Real Madrid Lineup

Lunin; Carvajal, Tchouameni, Nacho, Mendy; Valverde, Kroos, Camavinga; Diaz; Vinicius Jr, Rodrygo

Betting tips: RB Leipzig x  Real Madrid

Check out our predictions of the day for RB Leipzig vs. Real Madrid

Prediction 1: RB Leipzig x Real Madrid / Real Madrid to win with a handicap (0) 

In light of their previous performance, RB Leipzig is not confident heading into their game against Real Madrid. The odds of 2.18 given by bookmakers indicate that Carlo Ancelotti’s squad is the favourite to win the subsequent encounter. We will take it easy at the “Red Bull Arena,” even if we think Real Madrid has a good chance of winning. “Real Madrid to win with a handicap (0)” is our first pick, and the odds are 1.65.

Prediction 2: RB Leipzig  x Real Madrid  / Real Madrid to win

It would take courage to predict with certainty the result of Tuesday’s first leg without knowing the answer about the red-hot Bellingham. However, Los Blancos have still scored goals even though he hasn’t played much this season.

We think Los Blancos will take a slim lead into the second leg in Madrid, thanks to Leipzig’s home goal-scoring propensity and their lacklustre performance since the winter break. It’s hard to see Leipzig re-creating last season’s Red Bull Arena triumph.

Prediction 3: RB Leipzig x Real Madrid /  Over 2.5 goals

Injuries to Jude Bellingham prevented Real Madrid from starting the match as clear favourites. His absence had little impact on Los Blancos, but Leipzig may be an entirely different story. The Germans will be eager to get revenge after last season’s victory against the Spanish giants at this stadium. This may be another one of their goal-fest home games, however. Madrid will give it their all when they play the second leg at home and score several goals. We are predicting more than 2.5 goals in the match between Real Madrid and RB Leipzig.