Round of 16: Man. City Vs Sporting Betting Analysis - 2022 Champions League Odds

Round of 16: Man. City Vs Sporting Betting Analysis – 2022 Champions League Odds

The Champions League heads into their Round of 16 this week starting on Tuesday with a couple of fantastic matches. In one of the games, Sporting CP hosts the top-rated soccer club in the world, Manchester City. Does the home team have any shot versus the Sky Blues? Or will Man City roll to an easy victory? Check out Champions League odds, analysis, and a free pick for Manchester City versus Sporting CP.  

Man. City versus Sporting |UCL Round of 16 Betting Odds for 1st Leg Match

Manchester City vs Sporting CP Betting Info

  • When: Tuesday, Feb. 15 at 3:00 pm ET
  • Where: Estádio José Alvalade, Lisbon, Portugal

Why bet on Manchester City versus Sporting Lisbon?

The Sky Blues are playing great. Man City has won 4-of-5 with a draw. The draw happened back on Jan. 22. Since then, City has dominated 3 opponents. Manchester City is deep at every position. If De Bruyne plays, and he should, City could win this by at least 2 goals. 

Man City Last 5

  • W – 4-0 vs. Norwich City
  • W – 2-0 vs. Brentford
  • W – 4-1 vs. Fulham
  • D – 1-1 vs. Southampton
  • W – 1-0 vs. Chelsea

Man City predicted starting lineup

  • Ederson
  • Laporte
  • Stones
  • Cancelo
  • Walker
  • De Bruyne
  • Rodri
  • Silva
  • Foden
  • Grealish
  • Sterling

Why bet on Sporting CP versus Manchester City?

Sporting CP, or Sporting Lisbon, is one of the best teams in the Portuguese Liga. Only FC Porto has more points in their league. Porto made it to the Champions League Semifinals last season. So Sporting CP is a quality soccer club. Also, this happens on Sporting’s pitch. 

Sporting CP Last 5

  • D – 2-2 vs. FC Porto
  • W – 2-0 vs. FC Famalicao
  • W – 1-4 vs. Belenenses
  • L – 1-2 vs. Braga
  • W – 0-2 vs. Vizela  

Sporting CP predicted starting lineup

  • Ada
  • Coates
  • Feddal
  • Inacio 
  • Ugarte
  • Nunes
  • Reis
  • Esgaio
  • Paulinho
  • Santos
  • Sarabia

Man City vs Sporting CP Final Betting Analysis

Sporting CP has an edge and they have been playing well, dominating Belenenses by 3 goals in a 4-1 match and beating Famalicao 2-0 in a game. Even the 2-2 draw versus FC Porto implies Sporting CP plays a spirited match on Tuesday.

But although Sporting CP looks tough to beat, we can’t turn our backs on Pep Guardiola’s squad. Manchester City, no doubt, is one of the best soccer clubs on the planet.

City hasn’t faced top competition in their last 3. Fulham, Brentford, and Norwich City aren’t as good as Sporting, but De Bruyne and his mates dominated, blasting Fulham 4-1, beating Brentford 3-2, and dominating Norwich 4-0.

Not only that, but on Jan. 15, the Sky Blues beat Chelsea 1-0. That’s not to say Sporting CP doesn’t keep the close. The problem with backing Manchester City, although they should win, is the odds.

City is an underlay at the odds. Sporting CP offers overlay odds on the handicap. The Sky Blues win this by a goal, which making Sporting CP the play at +1 ½ -105.

Champions League Pick: Sporting CP handicap  


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