Budapest’s Puskas Stadium will play host to the first leg of the Champions League last 16 tie between RB Leipzig and Liverpool on Tuesday night.

The first-ever competitive meeting between the two sides will be held at the neutral venue due to coronavirus restrictions, and the Premier League holders will be looking to take advantage of Leipzig’s lack of a home fixture in the two-legged tie.

Jurgen Klopp’s men have won only three of their last 12 games in all competitions, most recently going down 3-1 at Leicester City in the Premier League, and this continental fixture comes just a few days before the Merseyside derby.

Leipzig are enjoying an excellent season, second to Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga, and emerged from a tough group including Manchester United and PSG.

Team news

Leipzig had the luxury of resting the likes of Marcel Sabitzer, Dayot Upamecano and Alexander Sorloth for the win over Augsburg at the weekend

However, Bundesliga outfit will be without Emil Forsberg, Konrad Laimer and Dominik Szoboszlai for the last-16 first-leg tie.

Liverpool are likely to be without James Milner after he was forced off early in the defeat to Leicester City while Jurgen Klopp must decide whether to start Ozan Kabak again after he was involved in a mix-up goalkeeper Alisson on his debut at the King Power.

Betting Tips

Our expert tipster partners at BetPay are predicting under 3.5 goals in this match with odds goes for 1.45

This should be another open match in Hungry with both sides expected to find the back of the net with odds are 1.55 on BetPay.

Liverpool tipped to get the win at Budapest’s Puskas Stadium in the Champions League last 16 first leg with odds goes at 2.20 

However, another possible outcome is Jurgen Klopp win or draw 1.40 but 2.5 could eventually happen for 1.65 odds.

Prediction: RB Leipzig 1-1 Liverpool this is likely to be the scoreline, both teams will play cautiously ahead of the second leg, BetPay offer 8.05 odds.

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