Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side then saw off Basaksehir 5-0 at Old Trafford to retake control of the group, but last week’s 3-1 home defeat by PSG means if they lose in Germany on Tuesday, they will be playing Europa League football in 2021.
Date, kick-off time and venue
RB Leipzig vs Manchester United is scheduled for an 8pm GMT kick-off on Tuesday, December 8, 2020.
The match will be held at Red Bull Arena in Leipzig, Germany.
How to watch RB Leipzig vs Man Utd
TV channel: The match will be televised on BT Sport 2, with coverage from 7pm.
Live stream: BT Sport subscribers will be able to watch the match online via the video player and the BT Sport app.
Fred is suspended following last week’s red card against PSG, while attackers Cavani and Martial have not travelled after sustaining knocks in Saturday’s 3-1 comeback victory at West Ham.
In better news for Solskjaer, Luke Shaw and David de Gea are bac from injury and have both travelled to Germany.
With Fred out, Solskjaer could revert to the three-man defence which helped United beat PSG 2-1 in Paris, with Axel Tuanzebe’s pace likely needed without Fred to cover the back line.
And with Edinson Cavani and Anthony Martial injured, Mason Greenwood and Marcus Rashford should lead the attack with Bruno Fernandes in a creative role behind them.
Predicted lineup (3-4-1-2): De Gea; Tuanzebe, Maguire, Lindelof; Wan-Bissaka, McTominay, Pogba, Telles; Fernandes; Greenwood, Rashford
RB Leipzig vs Man Utd prediction: 1-1 draw
United have certainly not done things the easy way this season, and this trip to Leipzig promises to be another nervy away-day for the Red Devils.
If United play anything like they did in the reverse fixture, they’ll go through – but it depends on which version of United turn up.
Expect Leipzig to start brightly and possibly take the lead, but Solskjaer’s men should find enough to reach the last-16.
RB Leipzig vs Man Utd head to head (h2h) history and results
The only previous meeting between the two sides saw United beat Leipzig 5-0 at Old Trafford earlier in the group stages on 28 October.
RB Leipzig vs Man Utd odds and betting tips (subject to change)
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