Real Madrid vs RB Leipzig – Preview, H2H, Line-ups, Prediction | UCL 2022-23

Vinicius Junior of Real Madrid

Real Madrid will continue their defence of the UEFA Champions League title this Wednesday when they welcome German Bundesliga side RB Leipzig to Santiago Bernabeu. 

Venue: Santiago Bernabeu (Madrid)

Key Statistics

Real Madrid have won their last eight matches in all competitions.

The hosts have scored 2+ goals in seven consecutive games. 

At home, they have not kept a clean sheet in two games this season. 

RB Leipzig have won only one of their last three away games this season (L2).

The visitors have three clean sheets from their last five games. 

Head to head

This is the first time both sides are meeting in history. 

Latest performances in all competitions

Real Madrid: W-W-W-W-W

RB Leipzig: W-L-L-W-W

Real Madrid 

Real Madrid secured a 0-3 win over Celtic last Tuesday, with goals from Eden Hazard, Vinicius Jr and Luka Modric ensuring that the Champions left Scotland with all three points. 

Carlo Ancelotti’s side dominated the affairs against their Scottish opponents and took their win for the season to five in all competitions in as many matches. Los Blancos further extended their winning streak last weekend when they beat Real Mallorca 4-1 in the Santiago Bernabeu. 

Real Madrid come into this encounter high in morale and confidence and are still one of the favourites to go all the way to the final of the Champions League. 

With the Madrid Derby coming up this weekend it is going to be interesting to see how manager Carlo Ancelotti manages his team to keep them fresh and fit for the clash against Diego Simeone’s men and also avoid dropping points against the Germans. 

However, Los Blancos will fancy their chances of getting the better of a Leipzig side who have looked out of sorts so far this season. 

Possible Real Madrid starting line-up

Thibaut Courtois, Dani Carvajal, Antonio Rudiger, David Alaba, Ferland Mendy; Toni Kroos, Eduardo Camavinga, Federico Valverde; Eden Hazard, Vinicius Junior, Rodrygo.

Injured: Karim Benzema, Eder Militao

Doubtful: Alvaro Odriozola, Lucas

Suspended: None

RB Leipzig 

Leipzig recorded their second win of the Bundesliga season when they beat Borussia Dortmund last weekend. Goals from Vilmos Orban, Dominik Szoboszlai and Amadou Haidara ensured that Marco Rose’s tenure was off to a flying start. 

The former Borussia Dortmund coach took over from Domenico Tedesco who was sacked following the humiliating defeat at the hands of Shakhtar Donetsk last week Tuesday. 

Having employed this master tactician it is going to be interesting to see how the German coach will turn around the fortunes of Die Rotten Bullen both domestically and internationally. 

With zero points to their credit, Leipzig have it all to play for when they take to the field in Madrid, and Marco Rose will be hoping that his team puts in a similar if not better performance than they did against Dortmund as they chase glory against the Champions. 

Possible RB Leipzig starting line-up

Peter Gulacsi; Mohamed Simakan, Willi Orban, Abdou Diallo; David Raum; Kevin Kampl, Xaver Schlager; Emil Forsberg, Dominik Szoboszlai; Christopher Nkunku; Timo Werner

Injured: Dani Olmo, Lukas Klostermann

Doubtful: None 

Suspended: None


Real Madrid 2-1 Leipzig