Leipzig will be aiming to build on a thrilling 6-0 win over Hertha in the Bundesliga when they take on Club Brugge in the Champions League group stages round 2.
The Red Bulls failed to spoil Man City’s party at Etihad Stadium in their opener, but they are surely capable of matching the Belgian champions in front of home fans.
The bad news for the hosts is that key player Dani Olmo suffered a thigh injury.
Club Brugge, on the other hand, did well to hold star-studded PSG to a 1-1 draw in the opening match of their Champions League campaign.
The Belgians, though, are not regarded as good travelers, and that is the main reason why we are tempted to put our money on the German outfit.
As for the visiting team, both Providence and Vormer are out of contention with injuries.
RB Leipzig vs Club Bruges: Head-to-head (h2h)
Teams RasenBallsport Leipzig Club Bruges played so far 0 matches.
RB Leipzig vs Club Bruges Prediction
RasenBallsport Leipzig in actual season average scored 2.00 goals per match. In 4 (80.00%) matches played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 4 (80.00%) matches in season 2021 played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals.
Club Bruges average scored 1.76 goals per match in season 2021. In 2 (50.00%) matches played away was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 2 (50.00%) matches played away team was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals.
Leipzig full-back Angelino saw red at the Etihad against his former club and will serve a suspension this week, so Dominik Szoboszlai could feature on the left in a 3-4-2-1 as Forsberg continues further forwards.
Marcel Halstenberg’s ankle injury is expected to keep him out until November, and Marsch’s defensive ranks have also taken a hit after 19-year-old Josko Gvardiol had to come off injured against Hertha, so Mohamed Simakan could start on Tuesday.
Creative hub Dani Olmo has suffered a minor muscle tear and joins Tyler Adams on the sidelines, while Andre Silva has his work cut out to displace Poulsen at the tip of the attack.
As for Brugge, captain Ruud Vormer is facing a race to be fit in time for Tuesday’s game after missing the draw with Leuven, but the 33-year-old is progressing well in training following Achilles problems.
New signing Jose Izquierdo is yet to make his debut for the club, and Clement does not expect the former Brighton & Hove Albion man to return for another several weeks.
The same XI from their draw with PSG took to the field for another 1-1 stalemate with Leuven on Friday, and it would not be surprising to see Clement keep faith with the same contingent of players here.
RB Leipzig possible starting lineup:
Gulacsi; Klostermann, Simakan, Orban; Mukiele, Kampl, Haidara, Szoboszlai; Nkunku, Forsberg; Poulsen
Club Brugge possible starting lineup:
Mignolet; Mata, Hendry, Nsoki, Sobol; Sowah, Balanta, Rits, Lang; Vanaken; De Ketelaere