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RB Leipzig vs Celtic: Predictions, tips & betting odds

08:00 BST 05/10/2022
Kyogo Furuhashi Celtic 2022-23
The Scottish side are the underdogs heading into their encounter with the German outfit on Wednesday

Both RB Leipzig and Celtic are looking for their first Champions League win of the season when they meet in the third match of the group stage on Wednesday. Celtic are a point better off than their midweek hosts after two matches in the competition, having drawn with Shakhtar in the previous round.

Leipzig were bested by both the Ukrainian side and Real Madrid in their first two games and will be out to boost their hopes of at least getting third place by ensuring they beat Celtic.

RB Leipzig vs Celtic latest odds

As the hosts, RB Leipzig are the favourites to win this game and pick up their first victory of the Champions League campaign, with bet365 offering them at 11/20 (1.55).

Celtic meanwhile are offered at 17/4 (5.25) with the draw at 7/2 (4.5).

RB Leipzig vs Celtic first goal scorer odds

Christopher Nkunku scored a double at the weekend as his team thrashed Bochum and is the favourite to open the scoring this week at odds of 15/4 (3.8) ahead of co-star Timo Werner, who is 4/1 (5.0).

Kyogo Furuhashi is the lowest-priced Celtic player to get the game's first goal at 7/1 (8.0), while Daizen Maeda is 15/2 (8.5).

RB Leipzig vs Celtic preview

RB Leipzig have been woefully inconsistent in the Bundesliga this season and that shakiness has been reflected in their Champions League campaign.

The German club are without any points in Europe's most prestigious club competition after two matches.

However, they picked up a confidence-boosting 4-0 win against Bochum at the weekend to bring them up to 11th in the German top-flight and they will hope to carry that into the midweek clash.

Leipzig will be without Lukas Klostermann, Konrad Laimer and Dani Olmo heading into this match but Yussuf Poulsen is back in the team after missing the weekend clash with illness.

Celtic could be without winger Liel Abada because of Yom Kippur while Cameron Carter-Vickers may be missing, too, after he missed training.

RB Leipzig vs Celtic tips and predictions

These teams are under pressure to get a first Champions League win of the season heading into this match. Celtic have shown to be a strong attacking team domestically, while Leipzig have shown they are adept at finding the net when they are on a good day. This game, then, could be a thrilling one and backing over 2.5 goals at 8/13 (1.62) looks smart.

Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.