Manchester United vs RB Leipzig preview: Will Solskjaer’s Red Devils seal another key Champions League win?

Tom Doyle
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Manchester United are looking to make it two wins out of two in Group H as their Champions League campaign continues with another tough opponent in RB Leipzig.

United are making a habit of famous victories in Paris, and last week's 2-1 victory over PSG in France - courtesy of another late Marcus Rashford winner - stands the Red Devils in good stead.

But Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be well aware that Group H is something of a 'group of death', and Julian Nagelsmann's RB Leipzig head to Old Trafford on Wednesday night in search of victory.

Young prodigy Nagelsmann guided the German club to the Champions League semi-finals last season, so United cannot rest on their laurels after one impressive win - especially after drawing a blank against Chelsea.

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Date, time and venue

Manchester United vs RB Leipzig is scheduled for an 8pm GMT kick-off on Wednesday, October 28, 2020.

The match will be behind closed doors at Old Trafford with no fans due to be present due to government guidelines regarding coronavirus.

How to watch

TV channel: The match will be televised live on BT Sport 2, with coverage starting from 7pm.

Live stream: BT Sport subscribers will be able to stream the match online via the video player and the BT Sport app.

Team news

Anthony Martial is available once again. The France forward has served two matches of a three-game domestic ban and is available to start on Wednesday.

Solskjaer says he has "more or less the same squad" available to the one that drew 0-0 with Chelsea on Saturday. Jesse Lingard and Eric Bailly missed that match through injury.

Sergio Romero, Phil Jones and Marcos Rojo have been omitted from the European squad so cannot feature in the group stage. Donny van de Beek will be pushing to start after limited playing time.

Provisional squad: De Gea, Henderson, Grant, Wan-Bissaka, Fosu-Mensah, Maguire, Tuanzebe, Lindelof, Shaw, Williams, Telles, Pogba, McTominay, Fernandes, Fred, Matic, Van De Beek, James, Pellistri, Mata, Greenwood, Rashford, Cavani, Ighalo, Martial.

Prediction: Man United 1-1 RB Leipzig

Solskjaer's side deserved their win against PSG, though Leipzig will surely look to take the game to a team who has yet to win at home this season.

United would probably privately have gladly taken four points from their opening two games, and a draw could be on the cards if neither team decides to open things up too early.

Head to head (h2h) history and results

The two teams have yet to face each other in an official Uefa competition.

Champions League standings | Group H

Pos

Team

P

W

D

L

GD

Pts

1

RB Leipzig

1

1

0

0

2

3

2

Manchester United

1

1

0

0

1

3

3

Paris Saint-Germain

1

0

0

1

-1

0

4

Istanbul Basaksehir

1

0

0

1

-2

0

Betting odds and tips (subject to change)

  • Man United to win: 7/5

  • Leipzig to win: 11/5

  • Draw: Between 13/5

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