How to Watch Liverpool vs Leipzig: Preview & Prediction, TV Channels, Live Stream, Team News, Betting Odds
UEFA Champions League round of 16 continues as Liverpool and RB Leipzig go head to head in a second leg fixture at Puskas Arena in Budapest Hungary. Both matches are in Budapest due to Covid travel restrictions. Liverpool won the first leg 2-0, and RB Leipzig will try to rebound from the first leg loss. All Champions League matches are available on Paramount+
Here's how you can watch the match and what to know:
- Date: Wednesday, March 10
- Time: 3 p.m. ET
- Location: Puskas Arena -- Budapest, Hungary
- Live stream: Paramount+
- Odds: Liverpool+1500; Draw +625; RB Leipzig -580 (via William Hill Sportsbook)
Latest Odds: Liverpool +140
Liverpool: The reds have struggled recently in English Premier League but hit a different level of urgency during the first leg against RB Leipzig. A quick series of goals from Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane proved to be the difference makers, and the team will likely look to their offensive capabilities once again. The possible return of Roberto Firmino will also give the team a boost as they enter the second leg with a two-goal advantage.
How and Where to Watch Liverpool vs Leipzig - times, TV, online - Champions League round of 16
No matter where you are on the planet, you can see what channel the Liverpool vs Leipzig match is available on here.
Spain: Movistar Liga de Campeones 1, Mitele Plus, Movistar+.
United Kingdom: BT Sport 2, BBC Radio 5 Live, BT Sport App, BT Sport Ultimate, BTSport.com.
United States: TUDN.com, Galavision, TUDN App, TUDNxtra, Univision NOW, Paramount+, ZonaFutbol.
Otherwise the match is set for 8PM GMT/3PM EST tomorrow, and television listings for the match can be found on LiveSoccerTV.
The game will be shown live on BT Sport 2 from 7pm.
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How to Watch Liverpool vs Leipzig online?
Liverpool vs Leipzig is available in most nations through the rights holders’ online platform, if they have one. The best option is to check who is showing the game in your country and if they have an online service or iOS/Android app to watch it on.
For example, CBS Sports Network has the rights to the Champions League in the US and you can watch the games on CBS All Access.
You can watch the match with a BT Sport monthly pass without signing up to a contract.
Regular subscribers can also stream matches via the BT Sport website or BT Sport app on a variety of devices including laptops, smartphones and tablets.
Liverpool vs Leipzig: AS English live coverage
You can also follow our live text commentary, with all the key statistics, here on AS English. We will be building up to the match throughout the day before giving you a minute-by-minute account as it unfolds.
Tactics & Team News
Liverpool missed out on the services of Ozan Kabak in their recent defeat to Fulham, forcing Klopp to opt for Nat Phillips and Rhys Williams to start at centre-back.
This time around, Fabinho could be recalled after being given a breather, with the Brazilian’s experience and game-reading qualities set to play a key role at the heart of the LFC backline. He will be partnered by Phillips in case Kabak fails to recover in time this midweek.
Further changes in the backline should see Trent Alexander-Arnold replacing Neco Williams at right-back. Andrew Robertson and Alisson, though, are guaranteed to continue in their respective positions.
Moving forward, Jurgen Klopp could be tempted to start with Naby Keita who was one of their better performers in the defeat to Fulham.
Struggling with injuries for the most part of his career at Anfield, the Guinean international could be desperate to perform against his former side, making him the favourite to start alongside Georginio Wijnaldum and Thiago in the three-man Liverpool midfield.
It will be interesting to see how Keita navigates through Leipzig’s second line of press, especially against some of his former teammates including Sabitzer and Kampl.
And finally, in the attacking unit, Roberto Firmino was a major absentee against Fulham while Sadio Mane was on the bench, likely in view of this important encounter against RB Leipzig.
Firmino remains a doubt due to his knock, which means Diogo Jota may continue in the three-man LFC attack, alongside Mohamed Salah and Mane.
Probable Lineup (4-3-3): Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Phillips, Fabinho, Robertson; Thiago, Wijnaldum, Keita; Jota, Mane
RB Leipzig lost the first leg more than Liverpool won, with two individual mistakes leading the unnecessary goals. Julian Nagelsmann’s men are hoping to avoid a similar scenario but the coach has no reason whatsoever to tinker with his tried and tested 3-4-2-1 formation that should offer him a lot of assurance in possession.
Angelino, unfortunately, has been ruled out due to his injury problems. On the bright side, though, Marcel Halstenberg and club captain Marcel Sabitzer are both in contention to start with the latter likely to feature in midfield alongside Kevin Kampl at the base of the 3-4-2-1.
Amadou Haidara, meanwhile, is the likely deputy for Angelino in the left-wingback role, with Tyler Adams maintaining his place on the opposite flank, looking to exploit the patchwork Liverpool defence with their marauding runs into the opposition half, although Adams could operate in a deeper role.
As for Haidara, it won’t be surprising to see him operate alongside the playmakers in Dani Olmo and Christopher Nkunku in a free-flowing attacking setup, while the in-form Alexander Sorloth remains favourite to spearhead the Leipzig attack, ahead of the long-serving Yussuf Poulsen.
Both the attacker specializes in physical and aerial prowess, meaning they could be a menace for Liverpool from set-pieces. Another such threat in those kinds of situations is Dayot Upamecano.
The defensive leader of RB Leipzig, though, will primarily look to avoid making any errors at the back, and help his team retain a clean sheet that will be invaluable in the context of this tie.
The Bayern Munich bound centre-back is set to be partnered by Lukas Klostermann and Ibrahima Konate, both of who had made errors in the first-leg. So it will be interesting to see whether it will force Julian Nagelsmann to opt for the experienced Willi Orban this time around.
Probable Lineup (3-4-2-1): Gulacsi; Mukiele, Upamecano, Klostermann; Adams, Sabitzer, Kampl, Haidara; Olmo, Nkunku; Poulsen
- This is RB Leipzig’s third Champions League campaign, all in the last four seasons, and their fourth in Europe overall. They are playing in the Champions League knockout rounds for the second successive year.
- Like Angelino, Leipzig attacking midfielder Christopher Nkunku also has seven goals in all competitions this season, including four across his last nine outings.
- Leipzig goalkeeper Peter Gulacsi was on the books at Liverpool between 2007 and 2013, but did not make a first-team appearance.
- Liverpool are in the Champions League for the 13th time. They won the competition for the sixth time in 2018/19.
- Klopp was a beaten finalist with Liverpool in 2017/18, and in 2012/13 when his Borussia Dortmund side lost the first all-German final 2-1 to Bayern at Wembley Stadium.
Liverpool 1-3 RB Leipzig
After being handed the victory in the first leg, Liverpool have to brace themselves against the coming storm from Leipzig. The brilliant form of players like Sorloth, Nkunku and Kampl, coupled with the return of Emil Forsberg doesn’t bode well for the Reds either as Jurgen Klopp continues to have his star players out injured.
We do expect the Reds to breach the Leipzig defence at least once, but the free-scoring Roten Bullen side are likely to come out as victors, with Sorloth and Nkunku likely to emerge as the main protagonists for the German club.
Betting Analysis & Picks
|RB Leipzig Odds||+180|
|Over/Under||2.5 (-143 / +115)|
|Day | Time||Wednesday | 3 p.m. ET|
|How To Watch||CBS All-Access|
The first matchup was far closer than the scoreline indicates. RB Leipzig outshot Liverpool, 12-10, in defeat. The Reds were tops in terms of xG via a 1.8-1.4 xG edge, but both goals came largely from RB Leipzig's defensive gaffes.
That said, I think the Liverpool having errors in their defensive third of the pitch are much more likely this time around.
It’s a mighty tall order for RB Leipzig to overturn the 2-0 deficit. The Red Bulls only have an 8 percent chance of doing so, according to FiveThirtyEight.
However, I do think it’s likely they’ll at least put a dent into that deficit, given the teams’ vastly divergent forms as of late.
Pick: RB Leipzig ML (+185)
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