The Reds come into the match boasting a 2-0 lead from the first leg, which was also held on neutral territory at the same venue, and will hope to put their domestic difficulties to one side and book a quarter-final spot for the third time in four seasons.
We say: Liverpool 0-1 RB Leipzig
It is difficult to back Liverpool to score at the moment, yet alone win a game, and so long as Leipzig can cut out the mistakes which cost them so dearly in the reverse fixture then they will be confident of keeping a clean sheet.
The challenge would then be to make up the two-goal deficit, and that could be where they end up falling short against a Liverpool side which, despite such dreadful recent form, has only conceded four goals in their last five outings.
We can see Leipzig winning on the night but Liverpool still just about edging through on aggregate.
Aiming to channel the spirits of the 2016-17 La Remontada heroes, Barcelona travel to the Parc des Princes on Wednesday hoping to overturn a 4-1 deficit from the first leg of their Champions League last-16 battle with Paris Saint-Germain.
Lionel Messi broke the deadlock against his long-term admirers from the penalty spot at Camp Nou before Kylian Mbappe’s hat-trick and Moise Kean’s effort saw PSG put one foot firmly in the quarter-finals of Europe’s elite competition.
Both continental giants warmed up for this game with comfortable victories domestically at the weekend, as Barcelona overcame Osasuna 2-0 in La Liga while PSG cruised past Brest 3-0 in the Coupe de France.
We say: Paris Saint-Germain 2-2 Barcelona
Barcelona’s defensive solidity is all well and good, but unless the visitors go for goals in this game, they will exit the Champions League with a whimper. Such a gung-ho approach could prove to be wholly effective or completely fatal against an in-form PSG and their rampageous attackers, who will have a glint in their eyes as they take on an injury-hit Blaugrana.
A repeat of the 2016-17 comeback is surely nothing more than a pipe dream for La Blaugrana, who should avoid another thumping, but we cannot see PSG throwing it away now and expect the French champions to advance after a thrilling draw on Wednesday.
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