Club Brugge vs RB LeipzigUEFA Champions League, KO: 20:00 Nov 24, 2021, Jan Breydel Stadion
RB Leipzig go in search of their first win in the UEFA Champions League as they travel to Club Brugge for a Group A fixture on Wednesday. Qualifying for the Europa League is still on the cards for the Germans but they must come away from Belgium with a win to boost their chances.
Since claiming a 2-1 victory over Leipzig back in September, it has all gone downhill for Club Brugge in Group A of the Champions League. They have lost their last two matches and suffered a 4-1 defeat to Manchester City in their previous fixture.
It has been a generally rough time for Club Brugge lately as they are winless in their last three matches across all competitions. Philippe Clement’s men have lost twice in that run and head into Wednesday’s clash off the back of a 2-1 defeat to Mechelen in the Belgian First Division on Friday.
Club Brugge have conceded nine goals in their last two Champions League matches and are without a clean sheet in their last four fixtures across all competitions.
RB Leipzig have struggled to find their best form throughout the Champions League and are winless after four matches. They can no longer progress to the knockout stage of the competition but are still in the mix for a Europa League place.
Jesse Marsch’s men have shown some improvement in recent times and are unbeaten in their last six matches across all competitions. They have claimed three wins in that run and earned a 2-2 draw with PSG in their previous Champions League fixture.
However, Leipzig’s good run was ended last Saturday as they were beaten 2-0 at Hoffenheim in a Bundesliga fixture. They were let down by the same defensive problems that have seen them concede 13 goals in just four Champions League matches.
How the bookies view it
Head to head
Club Brugge claimed a 2-1 victory over RB Leipzig in the reverse fixture back in September.
Players to watch
Hans Vanaken has impressed for Club Brugge in the Champions League with three goals in four matches. The midfielder was also on target in the reverse fixture and is priced at 4/1 by SBK to once again get on the score sheet.
Christopher Nkunku has been the shining light for RB Leipzig in the competition with five goals in four matches, including the opener in the reverse fixture. Paddy Power has the winger at odds of 13/5 to find the net on Wednesday.
Anything else catch the eye?
Club Brugge and RB Leipzig have quality in attack and with both teams struggling defensively, Wednesday’s clash is likely to produce goals. Over 3.5 goals is priced at 13/8 by bet365 while 10bet is offering 33/50 for over 2.5 goals.
This UEFA Champions League match between Club Brugge and RB Leipzig will be played on Nov 24, 2021 and kick off at 20:00. Check below for our tipsters best Club Brugge vs RB Leipzig prediction. You may also visit our dedicated betting previews section for the most up to date previews.