On Wednesday, Man City hosts Sporting CP in the second leg of the two clubs’ Champions League Round of 16 matchup. City has a massive 5 road goals to 0 lead over Sporting CP. No doubt, pigs would have to fly for Sporting CP to win on the aggregate. But because the Sky Blues can go through the motions and still end up moving the CL quarters, does that man Sporting has a shot at the upset victory? Check out Champions League Betting Odds, analysis, and a free pick for Man City versus Sporting Lisbon.
Sporting vs Manchester City Betting Odds | UCL Round of 16 Analysis for 2nd Leg Match
Sporting CP at Manchester – UEFA Champions League Betting Info
- When: Wednesday, March 9 at 3:00 pm ET
- Where: Etihad Stadium, Manchester, England
Why Sporting CP will beat Manchester City
Sporting CP has nothing to lose. The team from the Protueguese Liga knows they have zero chance of beating Man City by 6 goals and knocking the Skye Blues from the Champions League. So what Sporting will do is play to win, throwing everything they’ve got against the home chalk. Playing for pride can lead to a Sporting CP victory.
Sporting CP Last 5
- W – 2-0 vs. Arouca
- D – 1-1 vs. Maritimo
- W – 3-0 vs. Estoril
- L – 0-5 vs. Manchester City
- D – 2-2 vs. FC Porto
Sporting CP Predicted Staring Lineup
Why Manchester City will beat Sporting CP
Yes, Manchester City doesn’t have to beat Sporting CP. But this happens at Etihad Stadium. There’s no way the Sky Blues take it easy on a Champions League opponent in their stadium. Fans have to pay a pretty penny to enter Etihad to watch their team play. The Sky Blues will put on a show for their fans just like they did in Lisbon.
Manchester City Last 5
- W – 0-2 vs. Peterborough United
- W – 0-1 vs. Everton
- L – 2-3 vs. Tottenham Hotspur
- W – 0-5 vs. Sporting CP
- W – 0-4 vs. Norwich City
Manchester City Predicted Starting Lineup
- De Bruyne
Final Betting Analysis: Sporting CP versus Manchester City
This match could go either way. Sporting CP could decide to attack as much as possible in the hopes of a miracle or the road dog could decide to take it easy and hope Man City doesn’t embarrass them like they did in the first leg.
City could decide to score another 5 goals, or they could lay back, rest some starters, and give their bench players quality minutes on the pitch.
When faced with a contest like Sporting CP versus Manchester City on Wednesday, the goal is to find the bet option that offers the fairest payout. Based on all available options, the fairest is the draw.
Although fans will be in attendance to see the Sky Blues dominate, Pep Guardiola will want to rest his team so they’re fresh heading into next Monday’s match versus Crystal Palace.
Make no mistake, Man City should beat Crystal Palace. But Liverpool is just 6 points behind the Sky Blues for the EPL lead. So Pep won’t instruct his squad to go all out in a Champions League match they mustn’t win.
Champions League Pick: Draw