Leipzig to restore some pride in the Bernabéu
RB Leipzig have it all to do if they're to revive their hopes of progression in the 2022/2023 UEFA Champions League. Domenico Tedesco was sacked in the aftermath of their humiliating 4-1 home defeat against Shakhtar Donetsk, and whilst playing Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabéu is hardly the first European fixture new coach Marco Rose would've preferred, the excellent 3-0 win over Borussia Dortmund at the weekend is as good a platform as any for a competitive showing against the world giants. Read our preview here:
The current kings of Europe have won every match regardless of the competition thus far, and even the absences of Karim Benzema and Éder Militão from the tussle with Mallorca had little negative effect on the outcome, with Carlo Ancelotti's men running out 4-1 victors. Lucas Vázquez will also sit out Wednesday night's clash, all of which combine to give Eden Hazard both a rare start and the chance to shine through the middle of a three-pronged attack. The Belgian replaced Benzema after just half an hour of their game with Celtic last week and later went on to score. Los Blancos' fans always have high expectations, but they'll be sincerely hoping the forward can remain fit and firing for a long spell.
Dom in the corner
Meanwhile, Rose is unlikely to change the XI that dispatched Die Schwarzgelben so handsomely. Dani Olmo and Lukas Klostermann remain on the sidelines, but he otherwise has a full squad from which to choose from. Timo Werner toiled up top on his own in the first continental match, but he will be joined as much as possible by Dominik Szoboszlai in the final third. The Hungarian attacking midfielder had a starring role at the weekend and will be eager to show off his considerable array of skills to a very wide audience.
Parimatch have odds of 2.80 for Real Madrid to win with both teams scoring.