RB Leipzig vs Besiktas Preview

RB Leipzig host the shocking group winners Besiktas in a deciding fixture for their knockout stage ambitions.

The German debutants are locked on points with Porto in the battle for second place, but the Portuguese outfit has a better head to head record, meaning the Bulls will need Monaco’s favour as well apart from a three-pointer against the Turks.

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Ralph Hasenhuttl will be hoping to see Besiktas coming out with a mixed lineup here given they’ve already won the group.

In case of visitors sending the best they have, it will be anything but a one-way street for the hosts who’ll have to recover from a devastating 4-0 loss away at Hoffenheim on Saturday.

The Bulls still sit at the second place in Bundesliga, but Bayern Munich are now on a six-point gap after Leipzig’s mentioned defeat.


The visitors will head into this in a much better mood as they destroyed the leaders and their city rivals Galatasaray 3-0 at home at the weekend.

Cenk Tosun, Dusan Tosic and Alvaro Negredo notched goals for the Turkish champions who are four points clear at the top of the standings at the moment, having taken as many as 11 in the opening five rounds of the competitions.

Senol Gunes will, however, likely give some rest to his key men including the likes of Talisca, Ricardo Quaresma, Cenk Tosun and Ryan Babel.

RB Leipzig vs Besiktas: Head to head

Besiktas clinched a comfortable 2-0 win thanks to first-half goals from Ryan Babel and Talisca when the two likes have met each other in the lone previous H2H encounter back in late-September at Vodafone Stadyumu.

Goal Prediction Tip : | Leipzig to Score 2 or More goals | 1.90