Tottenham and RB Leipzig meet for the first time in the European Cups, at 22:00 on Wednesday, in a match of the Champions League finals, the tour leg.
We conclude with a prognosis after an x-ray of the situation in the two camps.
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◾️Tottenham are in the best period since the arrival of Jose Mourinho, reaching seven consecutive matches without defeat, the last three even meaning heavy victories, which made it to a point in Chelsea in the Premier League and in the Cup finals.
◾️ At the weekend, at Aston Villa, the Londoners did not have a great day, however, but they played like a big team and won in the 94th minute, 3-2.
◾️As beautiful as the last results were, the bad news is before this game with RB Leipzig.
◾️After Harry Kane, injured since the beginning of the year, Tottenham lost the second scorer, Son Heung-Min.
◾️The South Korean has scored four goals for the Londoners in the last three games, including the decisive goals with Southampton (3-2) and Aston Villa.
◾️However, the club announced on Tuesday that Son had fractured his right arm during the match with Aston Villa, which is why he has to operate.
◾️Under these circumstances, Jose Mourinho must rethink the team’s attack strategy.
◾️Most likely, Lo Celso will replace Son in a three-way line with Bergwijn and Alli, behind Lucas Moura.
◾️In London these days was referred to last year’s match with Dortmund, also in the final round of the best of the finals, won 3-0.
◾️Following that result, Tottenham took wings, and after eliminating Manchester City and Ajax, played the final of Madrid with Liverpool, lost 2-0.
◾️This season, the British faced another team from Germany, Bayern Munich, which suffered a historic failure, 2-7, even on their own ground.
◾️In return, the Bazaars won 3-1.
◾️RB Leipzig reached the finals after winning a group with Lyon, Benfica and Zenit St. Petersburg.
◾️The match against Tottenham is, however, the test of maturity for the Julian Nagelsmann lineup, who is also fighting for the Bundesliga title.
◾️The team is in 2nd place, a point away from Bayern Munich.
◾️Before moving to London, RB Leipzig took the first victory after four games, defeating Werder Bremen 3-0.
◾️A benchmark match during this period was also the result of a draw away with Bayern Munich, score 0-0.
◾️Besides, Nagelsmann referred to that match, at the pre-game press conference with Tottenham, hoping that evolution would be repeated.
◾️RB Leipzig has to overcome the handicap of lack of experience at this level.
◾️The team manager avoided talking about this confrontation as “the most important in club history”, preferring not to put additional pressure on the team.
◾️Adams, Kampl, Konate and Orban are injured, while Upamecano is suspended.
⚽️Direct match statistics Tottenham Hotspur vs RB Leipzig
▫️RB Leipzig is a newcomer to the European Cups, so there are no official matches with Tottenham.
Football Prediction of the Day Tottenham vs Leipzig
Jose Mourinho is an expert in the elimination matches, having already won three Champions League trophies with three different teams.
And all this was conquered when the teams he prepared, FC Porto, Internazionale and Chelsea, were not the main favorites.
The Portuguese experience could tilt the balance decisively, at least in the tour match, where the odds between the two formations are somewhat balanced.
Without Kane and Son, Tottenham don’t look scared anymore, but the Londoners still have good solutions to score goals and win.
Let’s not forget Lucas, the 2019 hero from Amsterdam, where he scored a hattrick.
Then Alli was reborn under Mourinho’s wand, while Bergwijn’s transfer seems to have succeeded.
Leipzig has not won in 2020 yet and I do not see him taking many risks on this occasion.
Bet Tips: Victory Tottenham. The stake will be returned to an equal score