Group G in the UEFA Champions League will get underway with Young Boys playing host to RB Leipzig on Tuesday evening. The hosts qualified for the tournament by beating Maccabi Haifa 3-0 on aggregate in the playoff qualification round. Young Boys come into this match following a 1-0 win over lower-league Xamax in the Schweizer Pokal last week. That result extended their excellent record to 16 matches unbeaten in all competitions. In league terms, YB have won three and drawn two of their first five matches. They are currently in second place in the league standings, one point behind Zurich, though they do have a game in hand. The hosts have been formidable on their home patch and are unbeaten in their last 28 games in all competitions. The last time they failed to win at Stadion Wankdorf was when they lost to Anderlecht in the Conference League qualifiers last season. Despite their solid record, YB are the outsiders, according to the bookmakers.
Meanwhile, RB Leipzig will be playing their first match in Europe this season, having finished third in the Bundesliga last term. The visitors have got the current campaign started positively and come into this one following a 3-0 home win over Augsburg. That was their third victory in succession after losing their opening league match 3-2 to Bayer Leverkusen. The Red Bulls have been very good in attack of late and are the joint-top goal-scorers with 13 in their first four matches. Leipzig reached the last 16 in this competition last season after finishing second in their group. However, after holding Manchester City to a 1-1 draw in the first leg, they suffered a 7-0 defeat at the Etihad Stadium a week later. Still, with solid early-season form, the visitors are the out-and-out favourites to win this match.
The visitors have made a very strong start to the season and look rampant in front of goal. They also had a very good run in this competition last season, and with Manchester City drawn in the same group, The Red Bulls will fancy their chances of going even further this time. We expect the German outfit to get the win. But, with this being the first match of the competition, we will err on the side of caution with our money back in the event of a draw. Our Young Boys vs RB Leipzig prediction: RB Leipzig Draw No Bet