Leipzig face PSG in this UEFA Europa League Semi-Final. The match will take place at Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica, in Lisbon, Portugal. All remaining ties in this season’s UEFA competitions will be played in a single-match knockout format and played at neutral venues. This is due to UEFA’s changes to the competition format to complete the Champions League this season in a short period

Leipzig vs PSG Preview: Leipzig’s Performance Graph

Expected Goals Trending Analysis for RasenBallsport Leipzig in the Champions League this season. Data as of Sat, 15 August 2020.
Expected Goals Trending Analysis for RasenBallsport Leipzig in the Champions League this season. Data as of Sat, 15 August 2020.

Leipzig vs PSG Preview: PSG’s Performance Graph

Expected Goals Trending Analysis for Paris Saint Germain in the Champions League this season. Data as of Sat, 15 August 2020.
Expected Goals Trending Analysis for Paris Saint Germain in the Champions League this season. Data as of Sat, 15 August 2020.

Leipzig vs PSG Preview: Leipzig’s Key Players

Stats for the Key Players of RasenBallsport Leipzig in the Champions League this season. Data as of Sat, 15 August 2020.
Stats for the Key Players of RasenBallsport Leipzig in the Champions League this season. Data as of Sat, 15 August 2020.

Emil Forsberg is the top-scorer for RasenBallsport Leipzig in the Champions League this season. The twenty-seven-year-old versatile midfielder has four goals in eight games. However, his xG of 3 suggests he has perhaps been a little fortunate to have scored this many.

Marcel Sabitzer will also need close attention from the PSG defence. The twenty-five-year-old midfielder averages 0.88 goal involvements per 90 for Leipzig in the Champions League this season. This is a result of his four goals and three assists in 715 minutes of football.

Christopher Nkunku looks like another dangerman for Die Roten Bullen. The twenty-one-year-old midfielder averages 0.33 expected goal involvements per 90 in this competition.

Leipzig vs PSG Preview: PSG’s Key Players

Stats for the Key Players of Shakhtar in the Champions League this season. Data as of Sat, 15 August 2020.
Stats for the Key Players of Shakhtar in the Champions League this season. Data as of Sat, 15 August 2020.

Mauro Icardi is the top-scorer for PSG in the Champions League this season. The twenty-six-year-old forward has five goals in seven games. However, his xG of 4 suggests he has perhaps been a little fortunate to have scored this many.

Kylian Mbappé will need close attention from the PSG defence. The twenty-year-old forward averages 1.88 goal involvements per 90 for PSG in the Champions League this season. This is a result of his five goals and five assists in 479 minutes of football.

Ángel Di María is their main creative force. The thirty-one-year-old versatile midfielder has four assists in seven games. However, his xA of 2.9 suggests he has perhaps been a little fortunate to have assisted this many goals.

Neymar looks like another dangerman for PSG. The twenty-seven-year-old forward averages 1.16 expected goal involvement per 90 in this competition. In terms of end product, he already has three goals and three assists this campaign.

Highlights of Leipzig’s last match

Leipzig v Atletico Madrid Highlights

Highlights of PSG’s last match

PSG v Atalanta Highlights

CraqueStats Predicts: Leipzig 2 – 2 PSG

The winner of this match faces the winner of Man City/Lyon vs Bayern in the Final in Lisbon, Portugal. Click here to read our previews of the other UEFA Champions League matches.

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