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Top Betting Picks for RB Leipzig vs Man City
Pep Guardiola's Manchester City is once again entering the knockout stage of the Champions League to finally win the elusive trophy.
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Over 2.5 Goals
Leipzig has been the second most efficient team in the Bundesliga this season up until this point in time. Whether it's about scoring goals or conceding, the German team doesn't need a lot of space to score on virtually every occasion. Manchester City's goal prowess needs no introduction, for years they have been one of Europe's most prolific teams when it comes to scoring goals. This Leipzig vs Manchester City prediction goes into further detail about the reasons why we can expect a high-scoring game. Leipzig is tied for second-most over 2.5 goals matches in Bundesliga this season with 14, only Bayern has more of those matches. Furthermore, the German team is playing on a different level ever since Marco Rose took over the helm. They have found their goalscoring form, and there are only rare occasions when they don't score. Manchester City have continued with their terrific goalscoring form in the Premier League, and they have the most over 2.5 goals this season at 16.
Man City to Win
The experience that Manchester City has at this level, and the quality throughout their squad will give the home team a lot more than they could handle. Leipzig's defense this season has been erratic, and even though they are flying high in the Bundesliga, once again chasing that Champions League spot, they are inferior to Man City when it comes to quality. Leipzig vs Man City will be about creating opportunities and taking advantage of those that come along. Pep Guardiola's side has been excelling with their form since the start of the new year and has taken over the lead in the Premier League thanks to a constantly positive form. The visiting team lost only once in their last five PL matches winning four, while Leipzig has come away with a couple of wins in the same period.
Latest Market Odds and Stats concerning RB Leipzig vs Man City prediction
Here are the top stats for the game along with a tool to help you pick the best odds.
We are taking a look at the early odds for this last 16 matchup:
RB Leipzig odds: 9/2 (4.50) – 18.2%
Draw odds: 41/10 (4.10) – 19.6%
Man City odds: 8/11 (1.73) – 57.9%
The bookies are convinced with the available RB Leipzig vs Man City odds that the away team takes the cake. However, if you are unsure about a usual win-or-lose bet, there are other markets available. Goal Range between 4-5 is valued at 61/20 (3.05) – 24.7%, while going for a Man City's Win alongside BTTS, the odds are priced at 29/10 (2.90) – 25.6%.
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Possible RB Leipzig vs Man City Lineups, Team News, and Preview
Red Bull Arena will be packed per usual for this crucial tie, the home team will look to gain some perspective on what it takes to counter Manchester City. Red Bull franchises in Salzburg and Leipzig have been productive in the way they build their talent bases, and with the way Leipzig is functioning, they have what it takes to play against the best teams in Europe. Christopher Nkunku should be available for the tie at the end of February, and that will be the most important question. He has been their star player for the past two seasons, last year being voted the Best Player in the Bundesliga.
Possible lineup: Blaswich, Gvardiol, Klostermann, Simakan, Henrichs, Schlager, Laimer, Halstenberg, Szoboszlai, Andre Silva, Werner.
Pep Guardiola is searching for that special Champions League medal he is lacking since taking over the Manchester City hot seat. The Spanish tactician has been given massive amounts of funds over the years to build a special team, and not many people will deny him that fact. His newest addition, Erling Haaland has taken the Premier League by storm, and he will know very well how to play Leipzig as he faced them during his Borussia Dortmund days.
Possible lineup: Ederson, Walker, Dias, Ake, Silva, Rodri, Mahrez, De Bruyne, Gundogan, Grealish, Haaland.
Starting lineups are usually released 60 minutes before kick-off.
Player to Watch: Erling Haaland
It's hard to go against Erling Haaland on any given day. He had trouble with injuries when with Borussia Dortmund, but some things have changed with the way he approaches his career since joining Man City. He transformed his diet, physical preparation, and mindset. Those actions were noticeable immediately as he scored 21 league goals in his first 15 league appearances.
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Notes about RB Leipzig vs Man City prediction
When is the game being played? – February 22nd at 20:00 BST (21:00 CET)
Who is the favorite according to the bookmakers? – Man City is the favorite
Did they ever meet before in the Champions League? – Last season in the group stage both teams won their home matches