Real Madrid vs RB Leipzig Prediction: Los Blancos to get the job done

 | March 05 | 

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Real Madrid hold a 1-0 advantage as they host RB Leipzig at the Santiago Bernabeu for the second leg of their Champions League round of 16 clash on Wednesday night (20:00) on TNT Sports. Los Blancos head into the game fresh from some drama as they were denied an injury-time winner at Valencia in La Liga.

The referee was blowing the full-time whistle as Jude Bellingham was heading the ball into the net, sparking outrage from the Madrid players and Bellingham ended up getting sent off after the final whistle. RB Leipzig were 4-1 winners at VfL Bochum at the weekend and will head to the Spanish capital with confidence.

Real Madrid vs RB Leipzig Betting Tips

  • Over 2.5 Real Madrid goals @ 6/4
  • Jude Bellingham to score anytime @ 5/4

Match Odds

Real Madrid are the 4/7 favourites to win this game in 90 minutes. The draw can be backed at 10/3, while RB Leipzig are 9/2 to get the victory.

Both teams to score is valued at 8/13 and over 2.5 goals is 1/2.

Team News

Los Blancos trio David Alaba, Eder Militao and Thibaut Courtois remain sidelined but the latter two could make a return to the squad next month.

RB Leipzig star Mohamed Simakan will miss the trip to Spain due to suspension, while Lukas Klostermann is out injured.

Over 2.5 Real Madrid goals @ 6/4

There have been nine occasions this season in which Real Madrid have scored over 2.5 goals on home soil, two of which have come in the Champions League. Carlo Ancelotti's will be looking to replicate another convincing display to secure their place in the quarter-finals.

Los Blancos are blessed with attacking talent in Bellingham, Rodrygo, Vinicius Jr, Joselu and Brahim Diaz, who have all scored a minimum of six goals this term. Against a Leipzig side that are unpredictable, Madrid have more than enough quality to outgun them, it's all down to whether they want to flaunt their talent or just do enough to get the job done.

They should want to score as many as possible as it would fire a stark warning at their rivals that they mean business once more on the European stage.

Over 2.5 Real Madrid goals at 6/4

Jude Bellingham to score anytime @ 5/4

As debut seasons for Real Madrid go, Bellingham has had an exceptional one. Scoring 20 goals from midfield is sensational and further highlights just how much of a world-class talent he is. The Englishman may be about to endure a domestic suspension, as well as being one card away from a ban in Europe, but he will want to put on a show in midweek.

His numbers in the Champions League have been excellent. Five games, four goals and three assists. He may be just 20 years of age but Bellingham has already made himself the main man at the Bernabeu and his involvement will be crucial for Real winning multiple trophies this year.

The driven figure that he is, he will not be satisfied with 20 goals as he always strives for more. At 5/4, he offers good value to get on the scoresheet on Wednesday night.

Jude Bellingham to score anytime at 5/4 

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