Champions League Predictions for Round of 16 Leg 1: Manchester City at RB Leipzig

Champions League Predictions for Round of 16 Leg 1: Manchester City at RB Leipzig

Written by on March 13, 2023

In the first Round of 16 match between Man City and RB Leipzig, the German Bundesliga squad showed they meant business. Leipzig hosted City and although the home underdog, RBL forced a 1-1 draw. Leipzig is playing well enough to make the second leg interesting.

Will the Sky Blues stamp their ticket to the CL quarterfinals? Or will Leipzig come out on top? See below for Champions League odds, analysis, and a free pick for RB Leipzig at Manchester City.


Champions League Round of 16 Leg 1 – Manchester City at RB Leipzig

Handicap Odds: Man City -1.5 -101 / RB Leipzig +1.5 -125
Money line Odds: RB Leipzig +660 / Man City -265 / Draw +420
Total Odds: O 2.5 -149 / U 2.5 +118
When: Tuesday, March 14 at 4:00 pm ET
Where: Etihad Stadium, Manchester, England 


Why RB Leipzig is a Good Bet Versus Manchester City

Two matches ago, Leipzig didn’t play their best. RBL fell 2-1 to Borussia Dortmund. But although Leipzig lost to one of their rivals, they bounced back in their last match against another Bundesliga rival.

RB Leipzig destroyed Monchengladbach 3-0. Gladbach had no chance versus a motivated Leipzig side. The fact Leipzig also beat Frankfurt 3 matches ago means RBL is playing excellent soccer.

RB Leipzig Last 5

  • W – 3-0 vs. Monchengladbach
  • L – 2-1 vs. Borussia Dortmund
  • W – 2-1 vs. Eintracht Frankfurt
  • D – 1-1 vs. Manchester City
  • W – 0-3 vs. VfL Wolfsburg

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RB Leipzig Predicted Starting Lineup

  • Blaswich
  • Gvardiol
  • Orban
  • Raum
  • Klostermann
  • Forsberg
  • Schlager
  • Haidara
  • Silva
  • Werner
  • Szoboszlai

Why Manchester City is a Good Bet Versus RB Leipzig

Man City is playing terrific soccer. The home team in this shows a draw and 4 wins in their last 5.

The draw came against RB Leipzig in a first leg 2-match aggregate on the road. Since drawing versus their Tuesday opponent, Man City has rolled to 4 straight victories.

In the wins against Bournemouth, Bristol City, Newcastle, and Crystal Palace, Man City dominated, outscoring those four opponents by a combined 9 goals to 2. Now on their home pitch at Etihad Stadium, City has a big edge.

Manchester City Last 5

  • W – 0-1 vs. Crystal Palace
  • W – 2-0 vs. Newcastle United
  • W – 0-3 vs. Bristol City
  • W – 1-4 vs. AFC Bournemouth
  • D – 1-1 vs. RB Leipzig

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Manchester City Predicted Starting Lineup

  • Ederson
  • Ake
  • Dias
  • Rodri
  • Silva
  • Walker
  • Gundogan
  • De Bruyne
  • Grealish
  • Mahrez
  • Haaland

Final Betting Analysis: RB Leipzig at Manchester City

RB Leipzig has been playing well enough to push Man City in this. But the Sky Blues are on a mission.

Earlier this season, City appeared to be struggling. The Sky Blues were never in danger of pulling a Liverpool, falling apart in the Premier League, but they did look bad in a few contests.

However, as of March 13, City is 5 points behind Arsenal for first place in the Premier. Not only that, but the Sky Blues rolled Arsenal in the last head-to-head, beating their rivals 3-1.

Manchester City is on a mission. The team has righted the ship. Give Pep Guardiola’s squad a huge chance to cover the handicap.

Champions League Pick: Manchester City -1.5 -101 | Bet Manchester City at RB Leipzig Today
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