RB Leipzig v Zenit Betting Tips: 2 AH+1.5, 2019-10-23

Wednesday 23rdOctober 1755hrs
Football – Europe – Champions League
Pick Zenit AH+1.5
Bookmaker Unibet
Odds: 1.52 (odds taken 03:31 GMT, 23 October )

1 X 2
1.59 4.22 5.30

(Betting Odds were taken from 22Bet on October 23, 2019 at 03:31)

Matchday 3 of the Champions League continues on Wednesday night and our next preview features a clash between RB Leipzig and Zenit as the betting tips continue at the Red Bull Arena.

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RB Leipzig Prediction – Can Leipzig improve at this level?

RB Leipzig head into Matchday 3 on the back of 4 matches without a win in all competitions following defeats to Schalke 04 in the Bundesliga and a 2-0 loss at home to French side, Lyon, on Matchday 2 of the Champions League.

Since these losses, RB Leipzig have been involved in back-to-back draws with Bayer Leverkusen and Wolfsburg in the German top flight, but they’ve registered a win in one of their opening two matches in Group G with a 2-1 win away from home at bottom club, Benfica.

However, overall results at this level have been a bit hit or miss for Leipzig as they’ve won just 3 of their 8 Champions League ties overall, while on home turf at their Red Bull Arena they’ve managed just 1 win out of their 4 matches played to date which was a 3-2 win against Porto two seasons ago.

The German club have suffered back-to-back defeats at home to Besiktas and Lyon though since, and despite holding home advantage ahead of this upcoming clash with Zenit, they’re by no means guaranteed of a win here.


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Zenit Prediction – Can Zenit retain top spot?

By contrast, Russian club Zenit St Petersburg have won 5 of their last 6 matches in all competitions which will serve as a timely boost ahead of their trip to Germany for this important Matchday 3 clash against RB Leipzig.

Wins over Rubin Kazan 5-0, Ural 3-1 and Rostov 6-1 in the Russian Premier League along with a cup win against Yenisey and a useful and impressive 3-1 home win against Portuguese outfit, Benfica, should see the Russian visitors in confident mood ahead of this road trip.

In the Champions League, Zenit have recorded some mixed results in recent times as they’ve collected wins against Valencia and Benfica but have also stumbled to defeats against Gent and home and away fixtures against Benfica, with these defeats coming in the competition three seasons ago.

Zenit have lost 4 of their last 9 matches on their travels in the Champions League too, but wins at Benfica, Valencia and Lyon along with the recent 1-1 draw at Lyon in this season’s campaign mean that Zenit stand a decent chance of at least avoiding defeat here.


Key-Facts – RB Leipzig v Zenit

  • RB Leipzig have won just 1 of their 4 home ties in the Champions League
  • Zenit St Petersburg have won 5 of their last 6 matches in all competitions
  • Zenit have lost 4 of their last 9 matches on their travels in the Champions League


Betting Tips Verdict

Both teams appear to be inconsistent at this level but Zenit with the handicap looks the best play here.