Our prediction for this Champions League match:
Stadion Wankdorf will host Tuesday’s Champions League game between Young Boys and Leipzig, the two teams who meet for the first time in the elite competition. The Swiss outfit booked their place in the group stages thanks to a routine 3-0 win over Maccabi Haifa, but they will have a much bigger fish to fry against the star-studded Bundesliga side. There are no fresh injury worries in the home team ahead of their Champions League opener.
The Red Bulls, on the other hand, are on a three-game winning run in the German top flight and they are likely to stick to their attacking style of play. Leipzig are a more experienced side than Young Boys, which is probably the main reason why away win should be considered. A man to keep an eye on in the away team will be summer signing Lois Openda, who has already netted four goals in the new Bundesliga campaign, while all Haidara, Olmo, Orban, and Bitshiabu should miss out with injuries.
Highlighted Player (Timo Werner):
Timo Werner is a German starlet, who began his senior career at Vfb Stuttgart. The German forward, who was born in Stuttgart on March 6, 1996, scored 13 goals in 95 appearances in the league for Die Schwaben and in 2016 he moved to fellow Bundesliga side Leipzig and he impressed with the Red Bulls in the 2016/2017 Bundesliga campaign, scoring 21 goals in the process.
To make things even better for the talented attacker, he represented Germany at the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup and it has to be noted that he provided an assist for Lars Stindl in the title game. Despite the fact that coach Joachim Low rested star players at the tournament in Russia, the Germans eventually won the trophy.
Timo Werner played for the Germany U17 team as well and he won the silver medal with die Mannschaft at the 2012 UEFA European Championship. His main position is centre forward, but he is used as a winger as well. Timo Werner’s contract with Leipzig should expire on June 30, 2020.
Highlighted Team (Young Boys):
Just five years after its foundation Young Boys won their first Swiss Super League trophy (1903). The capital club won no less than 11 domestic trophies in the 20th century, but they have been in Basel’s shadow in the last two decades. Young Boys won their last Swiss Super League title back in 1986, while lifting their last Swiss Cup trophy in 1987.
The Yellow and Blacks welcome their rivals at Stade de Suisse, which acts as a national stadium and it has to be noted that they play their home games on artificial turf. Swiss football legend Stephane Chapuisat played for the club in the past and you should bear in mind that former Yugoslavia coach Vujadin Boskov played for the Stade de Suisse outfit in the past as well.
Young Boys played their first official game on 29 June, 1898 and they shared the spoils with Institute Grunau back then. The Swiss team participated in the 2016/2017 Champions League qualifiers, but they failed to make it to the group stages of the elite competition.