RB Leipzig welcomes Olympique Lyonnais at the Red Bull Arena
RB Leipzig welcomes Olympique Lyonnais at the Red Bull Arena on Wednesday, because it’s time again for the Champions League. This is a game from the second round of the group stage and we are going to examine it in our Champions League predictions.
RB Leipzig kicked off their campaign in Europe in the way they wanted to – with a win. The German side visited Benfica at the legendary Da Luz in Lisboa, achieving a 2-1 win. Who else, but Timo Werner? Leipzig’s star striker was once again the hero, scoring twice for the visitors. Werner executed assists from Yussuf Poulsen and Marcel Sabitzer, clinching the win for his team. In the same time Benfica only managed to score once, when Haris Seferovic beat RB Leipzig’s goalkeeper Peter Gulacsi.
We can’t say that RB Leipzig are approaching this game aganst Lyonnais in the best possible mood, though. The reason for this is the 1-3 defeat they suffered against Schalke 04 at the Red Bull Arena during the weekend. After an hour of playing, Schalke already had three goals advantage in their favour. Emil Forsberg scored for Leipzig, but it was everything the hosts could do.
Olympique Lyonnais missed a great opportunity to start with a win in the Champions League. The French side hosted Zenit at Groupama Stadium, but their efforts were enough only for a 1-1 draw. The Dutch international Memphis Depay scored Olympique Lyonnais’ only goal in the game from a penalty kick.
Olympique Lyonnais’ current form is far from good. In their last five games in all competitions, Les Gones are without a win. This means that the club’s new manager Sylvinho could be facing some serious problems at the moment.
In our Champions League predictions we believe that it’s a great opportunity for RB Leipzig to record a second win in this group. Olympique Lyonnais are far from their best form at the moment, that’s true.