UCL Preview: RB Leipzig vs PSG – key stats, H2H, recent form, line-ups, prediction

Emil Forsberg-RB Leipzig

RB Leipzig will host French giants PSG in the Group A clash of Champions League.

Venue: Red Bull Arena

Key Statistics

  • PSG emerged victorious against Leipzig in the home leg last month, beating them 3-2.
  • Leipzig have lost all of their games in the Champions League this season and are at the bottom of Group A
  • Les Parisiens are currently topping the Ligue 1 table, eight points clear of second-placed OGC Nice. On the other hand, Leipzig are eighth in the Bundesliga.

Head to Head record

PSG have won three out of five games they played against Leipzig, with the German club winning twice.

Recent form:

Leipzig: D L W W D


RB Leipzig

RB Leipzig have endured a nightmare start to the Champions League campaign, losing all of their three games so far.

Although they were equally brilliant against Paris Saint Germain in the reverse fixture, they failed to contain the likes of Kylian Mbappe and Lionel Messi, who put on a great show.

Leipzig boss Jesse Marsch encourages an attacking brand of football like his predecessor Julian Nagelsmann did, but results are not going in his favour.

Furthermore, Die Roten Bullen could have easily secured a win against Frankfurt at the weekend but they eventually dropped points after the latter one managed an equaliser in injury time.

The odds are against Leipzig at the moment and they can’t afford another defeat in the Champions League.

Christopher Nkunku, who scored a hat-trick against Manchester City in the opening game, would be a threat against his former club PSG.

Possible line-up

Peter Gulacsi, Mohamed Simakan, Willi Orban, Josko Gvardiol, Nordi Mukiele, Konrad Laimer, Kevin Kampl, Angelino, Dani Olmo, Christopher Nkunku, Andre Silva


Following the defeat against Rennes, PSG haven’t been at their best, only managing to scrape wins with the help of individual brilliance.

Even against Leipzig in the reverse fixture, Les Parisiens lacked cohesion and if it weren’t for Mbappe and Messi’s heroics, they could have been thrashed by the German giants.

Messi and Mbappe remain doubtful for Wednesday’s clash due to fitness issues, while key midfielder Marco Verratti is sidelined due to injury.

Leipzig caused more problems to Mauricio Pochettino’s side the other night and they are expected to do the same on Wednesday. However, another win could get PSG closer to the round of 16.

Possible line-up

Gianluigi Donnarumma, Achraf Hakimi, Marquinhos, Presnel Kimpembe, Nuno Mendes, Georginio Wijnaldum, Idrissa Gueye, Ander Herrera, Angel Di Maria, Mauro Icardi, Neymar


Leipzig 2 – 0 PSG