Zenit welcomes RB Leipzig at the Saint-Petersburg Stadium in a game from Group G of the Champions League
Zenit welcomes RB Leipzig at the Saint-Petersburg Stadium in a game from Group G of the Champions League. This is a clash between the first two teams in the group standings. Let’s examine this fixture during our Champions League predictions for today.
At this moment Zenit are second in Group G with 4 points won and a record of one win, one draw and one loss. They are on par with the third Olympique Lyonnais, but for now being ahead because of better stats. The Russians are aware that beating RB Leipzig would allow them to top the group.
In the previous round of the group stage Zenit suffered their first defeat in the group, losing exactly against RB Leipzig. Yaroslav Rakitskiy opened the score for Zenit, but Laimer and Sabitzer turned the game around for the Germans.
During the weekend Zenit hosted CSKA Moscow, but only won a point after a 1-1 draw. It was Alexandr Erokhin who equalised for the hosts after the halftime break.
Meanwhile RB Leipzig are leading the group standings with 6 points won so far, having a record of two wins and one loss. The Red Bulls will try to keep their place at the top and even a draw would be enough for them to do it.
RB Leipzig are heading to this game in Saint-Petersburg in a great mood. On Saturday Julian Nagelsmann’s boys brought an amazing excitement to their fans, hosting Mainz 05 at the Red Bull Arena and celebrating a 8-0 win. The club’s superstar Timo Werner scored a hattrick, while Sabitzer, Nkunku, Halstenberg, Poulsen and Mukiele also managed to put the ball behind Robin Zentner’s back.
That’s our Champions League predictions for the game between Zenit and RB Leipzig on Tuesday. The Russians have the advantage to play at home, but the German side is showing impressive form at the moment.