Real Madrid will try to keep their winning ways alive when they host RB Leipzig in a 2022 UEFA Champions League showdown on Wednesday on Paramount+. Carlo Ancelotti's men have a perfect record in La Liga through the first five matches of the season and won their Champions League opener against Celtic 3-0. They host a Leipzig club that fired manager Domenico Tedesco after a 4-1 Champions League loss to Shakhtar last week, but have high hopes after getting a 3-0 league win over Dortmund under new manager Marco Rose. You can see what happens when you stream the match now on Paramount+.
Kickoff from Santiago Bernabeu Stadium in Madrid, Spain is set for 3 p.m. ET. The latest Real Madrid vs. RB Leipzig odds from Caesars Sportsbook list Madrid as the -190 favorites on the 90-minute money line, while Leipzig are the the +470 underdog. A draw returns +350 and the over/under for total goals scored is 3.5. Wednesday's match will be streamed live on Paramount+ with their must-have Premium plan.
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How to watch Real Madrid vs. RB Leipzig
- Leipzig vs. Real Madrid date: Wednesday, September 14
- Leipzig vs. Real Madrid time: 3 p.m. ET
- Leipzig vs. Real Madrid live stream: Paramount+
UEFA Champions League picks for Real Madrid vs. RB Leipzig
Before turning into Wednesday's match, you need to see the UEFA Champions League picks from soccer insider Mike Goodman. A soccer editor for CBS Sports, Goodman is at the forefront of the advanced statistics and analytics movement in soccer, with eight years of experience working with cutting-edge predictive statistical analysis. Among his credits are work for FiveThirtyEight and StatsBomb, and he has immense experience diving deep into the analytics involved in dissecting the sport.
For Real Madrid vs. RB Leipzig, Goodman is picking the Spanish side for a -185 payout. The Red Bulls are looking to turn the season around now that Rose is in charge. But, even with the strong performance against Dortmund over the weekend, this transitional period likely means they won't be able to contain a dominant team like Madrid.
The Spanish side won't be at full capacity on Wednesday with captain Karim Benzema sidelined by an injury in the Champions League opener against Celtic. However, Goodman believes this will open up the door for Vinicius Junior to fill in and take over the game for Madrid.
"Vinicius Junior is by far the most dangerous attacker Madrid will trot out and Leipzig's up-and-down style will suit the winger perfectly," Goodman told SportsLine. "He's averaging 0.58 xG per 90 in La Liga this season already, and that's with Benzema on the field most of the time. No Benzema, plus Leipzig's high-octane style, means Vini Jr. gets to be the focal point of the attack and Leipzig won't be able to key in on him on defense." Stream the match now here.
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