RB Leipzig vs Liverpool. Prediction and Preview. Probable Lineups, Team News, Stats and more￼
There are only a little over two weeks before the start of the English Premier League and Bundesliga, so the teams are moving into the phase of active preparation, when you need to use the core players more often and to start gaining momentum so it will be easier to enter the new competitive campaign.
To cheer on the fans and test their strengths in the preseason is definitely the right decision for the teams. Moreover, the fans have a lot to see. Two very interesting attacking teams consisting of superstars are waiting for us. The meeting promises a dynamic and high-scoring football.
Parimatchnews will tell you everything you need to know ahead of the upcoming match.
RB Leipzig News & Current Form:
The arrival of Domenico Tedesco brought the team to their senses and as a result they finished the seasom with their heads held high, despite their insignificant success in the Bundesliga (the title is out of the question, the hegemon in the face of Bayern will not allow it).
Having picked up 58 points in 34 games, the Red Bulls earned a tickets to the Champions League, although Union from Berlin was breathing down their neck, trailing by only 1 point. In addition to a qualification for the UCL, Tedesco and Co. managed to win the German Cup in the course of the season. In the final, the club outplayed Freiburg in a penalty shootout. Leipzig also reached the semifinals of the Europa League, where they lost to Rangers (2-3).
The opportunity to participate in the most prestigious tournament on the continent was not only a kind of consolation prize, but also an opportunity to retain such stars as Christopher Nkunku. And the recent trophy only strengthened confidence in the ambitions of the club.
The Frenchman scored 35 goals and provided 20 assists in the 2021/2022 capaign. Those staggering numbers have raised the market value of the 24-year-old player to the sky. Now the Bulls management will not give up the atacker for less than $100 million. It should be noted that the main transfer goal of this summer has been achieved already – they managed to prolong the contract with Nkunku till 2026. For now, the Bundesliga MVP 21/22 stays and that certainly make the fans of the German club happy.
Preparations for the new season and the German Super Cup match with Bayern Munich are in full swing. So far, the Bulls have played only one successful friendly against Southampton (3-1). Not a bad start, but ahead of them is a skillful Liverpool, albeit a bit tired.
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Liverpool News & Current Form:
Last season Jurgen Klopp’s team finished second in the English Premier League with 92 points in 38 rounds. They were just one point behind leader Manchester City, with the intrigue dragging on until the final minutes of the last round. That is frustrating. However, it should be kept in mind that the battle was fought on several fronts. The Reds really put their minds to the quadruple, but they failed – the luck element was too much of a factor. Merseyside finished the season with a disappointing defeat in the Champions League final, with Real Madrid winning with a minimum score (0-1).
The start of pre-season was not particularly colorful either. Yes, the first friendly was a devastating 0-4 defeat at the hands of Manchester United, but the Reds dominated, threatened the opponents’ goal more often and combined formidably in the opponents’ penalty area – only luck was missing for a goal. Therefore, the victory against Crystal Palace was not at all surprising – the Merseyside side again controlled the game and converted a couple of nearly a dozen chances. And the goals came in both halves, when there were completely different combinations of players on the pitch.
The most important transfer for the Reds came with the Uruguayan forward – Darwin Nunez from Benfica. The player made his debut, but without any productive contributions – in fact, many fans began to doubt the player’s capabilities. Maybe he needs time to adapt. Perhaps in the upcoming match we’ll see a flash, which will make us understand why he’s worth so much.
RB Leipzig pre-season form guide (all competitions): W
Liverpool pre-season form guide (all competitions): L-W
RB Leipzig vs Liverpool Head-To-Head Record:
The rivals met in their history only in the 1/8 finals of the Champions League in 2021. In both cases Liverpool won 2-0.
RB Leipzig vs Liverpool Predicted XI:
RB Leipzig possible starting lineup: Gulacsi; Klostermann, Simakan, Orban; Mukiele, Haidara, Kampl, Halstenberg; Nkunku, Forsberg; Sorloth.
Liverpool possible starting lineup: Adrian; Alexander-Arnold, Konate, Van Dijk, Tsimikas; Elliott, Henderson, Thiago; Salah, Nunez, Diaz.
What has been said before the match:
Christo Nkunku is full of optimism:
“We are aware of how well we did in the second half of the season. We have to take that confidence into the new season. Every single player has to lead the way. I can’t say whether we’re good enough to win the league but we will be in the hunt and we will give it our best shot. We all want more and in the end we could achieve something really great.”
“The team has hardly changed. There was no great upheaval this summer, and that’s a good thing. We’re happy to be together, as we always were. We laugh a lot. We’ve held onto that joy of winning the Pokal, and that happiness can help spur us on. You can already feel it here in camp. We’ll take that spirit with us into the new season. It’s just a lot of fun here at RB Leipzig!”
“From time to time you do come up against different playing styles and tactics, Leipzig are the sort of team that likes to press high, like we do. They don’t like to let the opposition team play and have the ball. That’s why I said it’s going to be a game played in the right spirit, and that’s why it’s going to be a good game to help us to prepare ahead of the new season.”
RB Leipzig vs Liverpool Prediction:
The advantage is on the side of the Reds, but so far their start to the season is not encouraging at all. It seems that even with all the experience, skill and stellarness of the opponent’s squad, we should expect a strong response from Leipzig. At least they can score a goal for sure. All the same, the preparation for the match for the Super Cup in Germany is underway. But don’t be deceived – if Klopp chooses to play for a victory, the Reds will easily deal with the Bulls.
Generally, in such games the players and coaches do not pay attention to the score, but mostly play for the fans and for the tonus. The more so since both of our opponents have already got some kind of game practice, we shouldn’t have any problems with that. There are also no particular problems with the squads. It is unlikely we will see a defensive and closed football by such teams, which tend to play agressive and fast football.
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Parimatch News staff prediction: