RB Leipzig vs Young BoysUEFA Champions League, KO: 17:45 Dec 13, 2023, Red Bull Arena
There is only pride at stake as RB Leipzig welcome Young Boys to the Red Bull for their final Group G fixture in the UEFA Champions League. While everything is already decided in the group, Leipzig will be keen to close out this stage with a positive result in front of their fans.
It has been a successful group stage campaign for RB Leipzig, who have already qualified for the Champions League round of 16. They have claimed three wins from five matches, with their only defeats coming at the hands of reigning champions Manchester City.
RB Leipzig will head into Wednesday’s clash with plenty of confidence having won their last two matches. First they triumphed 2-1 over Heidenheim before claiming a 3-2 victory at Borussia Dortmund in a Bundesliga fixture last weekend.
The Red Bull Arena has been a fortress for RB Leipzig lately as they have won their last four home matches. Led by Lois Openda, the goals have flowed freely for Marco Rose’s side, although they have kept just one clean sheet in that run.
Young Boys also have nothing to play for on Wednesday as they can no longer qualify for the Champions League round of 16. Their campaign has gone as expected as they proved to be no match for Manchester City and Leipzig but claimed a 2-0 victory over Red Star Belgrade last time out to secure a Europa League berth.
That victory is part of Young Boys’ recent good form as they are unbeaten in their last four matches across all competitions. Raphael Wicky’s men have claimed three wins in that run, including a 3-0 victory over St Gallen in a Swiss Super League fixture last weekend.
A slight problem for Young Boys ahead of the trip to Leipzig is that they have on their recent travels having lost their last two away matches. They are also winless in their last six away matches in the Champions League, a run stretching back to 2021.
How the bookies view it
RB Leipzig are considered overwhelming favourites among the book3s with a home win priced at 1/3 by bet365. An unlikely victory for Young Boys is valued at 7/1 by William Hill while a draw is set at odds of 9/2 by Paddy Power.
Head to head
RB Leipzig claimed a 3-1 victory in the reverse fixture back in September.
Players to watch
Lois Openda has impressed for RB Leipzig this season and heads into Wednesday’s clash with three goals in his last three matches across all competitions. The striker also has four goals in just last four Champions League matches and is priced at 4/5 by bet365 to get on the score sheet.
Jean-Pierre Nsame has been in good form for Young Boys in recent weeks, scoring three goals in his last two matches. The forward could be worth keeping an eye on to score anytime on Wednesday at 4/1 with Paddy Power.
Anything else catch the eye?
The reverse fixture produced over 3.5 goals and a repeat is priced at 11/10 by Paddy Power. RB Leipzig scored in both halves in that meeting and could be set for a similar pattern on Wednesday at 5/6 with BoyleSports.
This UEFA Champions League match between RB Leipzig and Young Boys will be played on Dec 13, 2023 and kick off at 17:45. Check below for our tipsters best RB Leipzig vs Young Boys prediction. You may also visit our dedicated betting previews section for the most up to date previews.