Our prediction for this Champions League match:
All eyes will be on Red Bull Arena when Leipzig and Liverpool go head to head in the Champions League last 16, first leg. The Red Bulls are eyeing their fifth consecutive win in all competitions, and they are eager to eliminate yet another Premier League side in the Champions League after beating Manchester United in the Group H decider. Since Leipzig boss Julian Nagelsmann can count on key players for Tuesday’s clash, we are positive that the hosts will find the net in the first leg.
Dominik Szboboszlai is sidelined with injury, while Konrad Laimer, Benjamin Henrichs, and Emil Forsberg are all rated doubtful for the game. The Reds, on the other hand, aim to make amends for the Premier League defeat to Leicester City, and given their attacking potential, both teams to score betting option should be considered. Keita, Van Dijk, Jota, and Gomez remain out of contention with injuries, while Fabinho, Davies, and Miler are all rated doubtful for the game.
Highlighted Player (Willi Orban):
Willi Orban was born on 3 November, 1992 in Kaiserslautern, Germany. Orban plays as a centre back, but he can operate as a defensive midfielder as well. The 185-cm-tall footballer is a product of Kaiserslautern’s youth academy and he played 35 league games for the reserve team between 2011 and 2013.
Orban made his debut for the first team in 2011, against Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich. The Kaiserslautern footballer made 68 league appearances for Kaiserslautern, scoring 7 goals for the German outfit between 2011 and 2015, but in May 2015 he signed a contract with Leipzig. Kaislerslautern fans were very angry with the defender when he decided to join die Bullen.
Willi Orban has two caps for Germany U21, but he has yet to make his debut for the senior team. He has a contract with Leipzig, which expires on 30 June, 2019. Willi Orban has a dual citizenship (Germany, Hungary).
Highlighted Team (Liverpool):
Founded back in 1892, Liverpool are one of England’s and world’s most famous clubs. The Reds hold a high-profile rivalry with Everton and there have always been fireworks when the two teams take on each other in the Merseyside derby.
The Reds welcome their opponents at Anfield and it has to be noted that they have already won 18 first division trophies. Liverpool were on the verge of lifting the 2014/2015 Premier League trophy, but Steven Gerrard slipped in the decider against Chelsea and left the Reds without a title.
Liverpool won one of their last Champions League trophy's in 2005, with the team coming from three goals behind to beat Milan in a historic clash in Istanbul. The Reds have clinched six European Cups and it is no surprise they are regarded as one of the greatest European clubs.
The likes of Steven Gerrard, Robbie Fowler, Paul Ince, Ian Rush, Graeme Souness, Sami Hyypia and Luis Suarez are some of the most notable footballers to have represented the club over the years. The club’s anthem is You’ll Never Walk Alone and their shirt colour is red.