In the second leg of the Champions League, Manchester City will be hosting RB Leipzig for a spot in the quarterfinals. The last fixture between both teams was an absolute thriller where both teams scored one goal each. After the result of the first leg, the tension among both teams is high and they have equal opportunity to reach the next round.
Manchester City have never won the UEFA Champions League trophy. They have been part of the final game only once but this year, the team looks solid and have a good chance to lift the first trophy. The top bookmakers have outright odds available for them to lift the trophy.
RB Leipzig have witnessed a brilliant rise in the quality of games since their inception. They have a good chance to reach the next round in the Champions League but surely it’s an uphill task for them away from home.
It will be a close encounter and in the end Man City will knick a 2-1 win to make it to the quarters.
The betting tip is...
Both teams to score in the second half.
The Sky Blues are coming to play in the Champions League after a lucky win against Crystal Palace in a Premier League fixture. It was Earling Haaland who converted a penalty in the 78th minute and helped them earn all three points. The primary concern after the last game for Pep will be the below-average attack even after having 68% possession in the game.
Phil Foden has recovered from his injury but there is no official announcement on his availability against the German club.
Predicted Lineup: Ederson, Ake, Dias, Akanji, Walker, Gundogan, Rodri, Grealish, De Bruyne, Mahrez, Haaland
The Red Bulls are coming to play the 2nd leg of the Champions League fixture after scoring a win against Monchengladbach by 3-0. The visitors dominated the whole game with possession of 67%. A dominating win in the last game will definitely give the whole team good confidence to play their best game against Manchester City.
Christopher Nkunku got injured in the game against BVB and has not recovered yet.
Predicted Lineup: Blaswich, Henrichs, Orban, Gvardiol, Halstenberg, Szoboszlai, Haidara, Laimer Forsberg, Andrew Silva, Werner
A pattern has emerged where Man City and Leipzig typically don't have strong defensive performances against each other, and it's likely this trend will continue in the upcoming match. We expect a 2-1 win for City in the end.