Real Madrid travel to Germany brimming with confidence as they take on RB Leipzig in the first leg of the Champions League Round of 16.
Los Blancos boast an impressive recent form, winning 11 of their last 13 games and topping the La Liga table. In contrast, RB Leipzig have struggled, losing three and drawing one of their last five Bundesliga matches.
Real Madrid: A Force to be Reckoned With
Carlo Ancelotti’s men have been dominant, scoring freely and conceding minimally. Their 16 goals in the Champions League group stage showcase their attacking prowess.
The recent 4-0 demolition of Girona further highlights their current momentum. However, a potential concern arises from their away form in Europe, having conceded multiple goals in five of their last seven Champions League outings outside the Bernabeu.
RB Leipzig: Inconsistent Form Raises Concerns
RB Leipzig enter the tie in inconsistent form, dropping valuable points in the Bundesliga. Their leaky defense, conceding two or more goals in three of their last four league games, adds to their woes.
While they showcased their scoring ability with two goals in each of their last four matches, questions remain about their ability to withstand a Real Madrid attack firing on all cylinders.
Prediction: Goals Expected, Real Madrid Favored
This encounter promises an exciting clash between two teams known for their attacking style. Both sides are likely to find the net, but Real Madrid’s superior form and experience in such high-pressure situations make them the slight favorites.
With Jude Bellingham missing due to injury, Brahim Diaz could be a key figure for Los Blancos, offering value in the “anytime goalscorer” market.