RB Leipzig play Celtic in Round 3 of the 2022-23 Champions League group stage matches.
The match is scheduled to start at 4:45 p.m. GMT on Wednesday, 5 October 2022. The match venue is Red Bull Arena, Leipzig, Germany.
Latest odds on betting sites
RB Leipzig to win odds are priced at 1.53 (-188 American; 25/47 Fractional), the odds for a draw are priced at 4.50 (+350; 7/2), while Celtic to win odds are priced at 5.50 (+450; 9/2).
The chances of these outcomes are as follows: RB Leipzig — 65%, draw — 20%, Celtic — 15%.
Latest betting odds on RB Leipzig vs Celtic (5 October 2022):
- Over 2.5 goals — 1.66 (-150; 2/3)
- Under 2.5 goals — 2.20 (+120; 6/5)
- Asian handicap (-1.0) on RB Leipzig — 1.91 (-110; 10/11)
- Asian handicap (+1.0) on Celtic — 2.00 (+100; evens)
- Both teams to score (Yes) — 1.74 (-135; 20/27)
- Both teams to score (No) — 2.00 (+100; evens)
Match preview and statistics
RB Leipzig have two wins and three losses in their last five matches. After losing two back-to-back games, the Red Bulls got back to winning way with a 4-nil win against VfL Bochum.
Timo Werner and Christopher Nkunku were the game changers in the match. Werner opened the scoring in the 15th minute with a right footed shot from the middle of the box straight to the top right corner.
Nkunku doubled the lead from the penalty spot in the 23rd, placing the ball into the bottom left corner. Werner made it 3-0 in the 53rd minute from close range to the back of the net. Nkunku had a chance to make it 4-nil in the 64th minute, but he hit the right post and missed the penalty.
He scored the fourth in the 85th minute from the right side of the box to the left corner. Emil Forsberg with the assist. Team statistics: 70% possession, 3.93 expected goals, 17 total shots, eight big chances, nine shots on target, 668 accurate passes, 90% pass accuracy, eight fouls committed, two offsides and seven corners.
Leipzig are last in their UCL group table with zero points from the two matches played. A win in this fixture puts them in a good place if they want to qualify for the knockouts.
RB Leipzig team news: Dani Olmo, Konrad Laimer, Lukas Klostermann, and Yussuf Poulsen are out because of injuries.
Celtic have two wins, a draw and two losses in their previous five matches. They beat Motherwell 2-1 in their last match.
Kyogo Furuhashi gave the Celts the lead in the 15th minute with a shot from close range to the centre of the net. The own goal from Josip Juranovic made it 1-1 in the 46th minute.
Reo Hatate scored the winner in the 64th minute with a shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner, assisted by Jota from the corner. Callum McGregor got a straight red in the 89th minute for a foul.
Team statistics: 70% possession, 3.39 expected goals, 17 total shots, five big chances, six shots on target, 523 accurate passes, 86% pass accuracy, 10 fouls committed, two offsides, seven corners, one yellow card and one red card.
In the UCL, the Celts have a draw and a loss in the two matches played. They lost 0-3 to Real Madrid in the opening game and drew 1-1 in the second game with Shakhtar Donetsk. No outfield player from the team has scored. The goal in the draw was an own goal from a Donetsk player.
Celtic team news: Cameron Carter-Vickers, Carl Starfelt, Georgios Giakoumakis, James McCarthy, and Yosuke Ideguchi are sidelined due to injuries.
RB Leipzig vs Celtic H2H
Both teams have just two times. Each one of them has a win in the two meetings. Celtic won 2-1 in the last meeting.
Lineups and key players
RB Leipzig projected starting lineup:
- Peter Gulacsi
- Mohamed Simakan
- Willi Orban
- Josko Gvardiol
- Marcel Halstenberg
- Xaver Schlager
- Kevin Kampl
- Dominik Szoboszlai
- Andre Silva
- Timo Werner
- Christopher Nkunku
Christopher Nkunku is the key player to watch out for. He had a top performance in their last match against Bochum. Nkunku scored two goals in the big win. Expecting him to score and have a similar game.
Celtic projected starting lineup:
- Joe Hart
- Josip Juranovic
- Cameron Carter-Vickers
- Carl Starfelt
- Greg Taylor
- Matthew O’Riley
- Callum McGregor
- Reo Hatate
- Liel Abada
- Kyogo Furuhashi
Kyogo Furuhashi is the key player to watch out for. He is on eight goals and an assist in eight league matches this season for Celtic. Furuhashi has to wear his scoring boots and make impact in the Champions League as well.
Prediction and betting tips
Leipzig and Celtics are a match when you compare their results in the previous games. The Red Bulls bounced back with a big win at home. They are riding off that win ahead of the next fixture. The Celts just got their first win after being winless for three straight games.
In the h2h records, each team has a win in the two matches played. The prediction for this match is RB Leipzig to win (-1.0). They have better quality, and their attackers have also started clicking. Playing at home will be a huge factor as they seek their first win.
Betting prediction: Asian handicap (-1.0) on RB Leipzig
Odds: 1.91 (-110 American; 10/11 Fractional)