Leipzig Vs. Manchester City Betting Odds, Predictions & Winning Tips (UEFA Champions League 2022/23 Playoffs, February 22)
After a rollercoaster week for Manchester City in the Premier League, the Citizens will start their Champions League hopes away from home in a tricky matchup against RB Leipzig.
Leipzig vs Man City (2022/23 Champions League Playoffs) Key Info
Red Bull Leipzig are doing so well in the Bundesliga. Leipzig are fifth in the standings but only four points behind leading Bayern Munich. Leipzig beat Hoffenheim last week to advance to the quarterfinals of the German Cup. Leipzig hadn’t the toughest draw in the group stage earlier, so they came second after Real Madrid, while Shakhtar came third and Celtics finished last.
As things stand, Manchester City are second in the Premier League. Arsenal are two points above the Citizens and with a game in hand too. The FA Cup draw has put Manchester City against an easy opponent in Bristol City, and they will be playing next week. The Citizens have come first in their group in the UCL, beating another German team, Borussia Dortmund, dealing also with Sevilla and FC Kobenhavn to reach the round of 16.
|Tournament:||UEFA Champions League 2022/23 Playoffs, Round of 16|
|Venue:||Red Bull Arena, Leipzig, Germany|
|Date:||8 p.m. GMT on Wednesday, 22 February 2023|
Leipzig vs Man City Preview and Stats
Leipzig vs Man City Betting Odds
The football bookies say Manchester City is a big away favorite in the first leg at 1.75 (3/4). A draw is offered at 4.0 (3/1), while Leipzig is the home underdog at 4.30 (33/10) to beat the Citizens.
The qualifying odds for the next round are even bigger in favor of Manchester City. Man City is at 1.18 (9/50) to qualify, while Leipzig is a massive underdog at 5.30 (43/10).
The Red Bulls have improved a lot this season. They are only four points below Bayern Munich. Christopher Nkunku is in great form for Leipzig this season despite the World Cup miss because of injury. He has 13 goals in the Bundesliga, which is only one goal behind the top goal scorer (Fullkrug). Leipzig are coming off a big 3-0 win over Wolfsburg in the Bundesliga.
Manchester City FC
Manchester City are still unbeaten in the Champions League this season. The Citizens have conceded only two goals in six matches in the group stage, and they scored 14. Manchester City drew with Nottingham Forest on Saturday, which gives Arsenal a big chance of running away with the title race. Haaland is the top goalscorer for Man City in the Champions League with five goals, but his recent form is far from his best.
Leipzig vs MC: H2H
Red Bull Leipzig and Manchester City have only had two encounters, and they were in 2021. Each team had a win at home in their group in the Champions League. The Citizens qualified as first in that year, while Leipzig came in third (PSG was second) and went to the Europa League.
- Leipzig 2-1 Man City (7 December 2021)
- Man City 6-3 Leipzig (15 September 2021)
Last Five Games
RB Leipzig: WLDWW
Manchester City: DWWLW
Leipzig vs Man City Predictions
Manchester City to Win @ 1.75 (3/4)
Man City always play well against German sides in the Champions League, the Citizens have lost only once in their last 17 matches against the German teams in the competition. Man City are averaging 2.6 goals in those 17 games, and they are likely to score more than one goal in this clash.
The odds for the Champions League indicate that Manchester City are the clear favorites to advance to the next round. Pep Guardiola has the squad and bench advantage in this matchup and wants to win the Champions League more than any other title.
Erling Haaland to Score @ 1.85 (17/20)
Erling Haaland is Manchester City’s top goal scorer in the Champions League; he has five goals in only four games played out of six group-stage matches. Haaland is averaging 1.3 goals, 3.8 shots, and 2 shots on target per game in the Champions League. Haaland had a bad game against Nottingham Forest in the Premier League, and he will want to bounce back with a big match.
Both Teams to Score @ 1.68 (17/25)
RB Leipzig has scored at least one goal in five of its six group-stage matches. The Red Bulls have failed to score in a game only once in their last 19 matches, and needless to say that betting on Manchester City to score is almost a guaranteed bet in any match.
Leipzig vs Man City Team News
Dani Olmo, Abdou Diallo, and Peter Gulàcsi are all out for this game for Leipzig.
Manchester City are as healthy as it gets after getting Phil Foden back in the last game. John Stones is the only missing player for this match.
Recommended Betting Picks for Leipzig vs Man City UCL Match
- Manchester City to win @ 1.75 (3/4)
- Erling Haaland to Score @ 1.85 (17/20)
Pep Guardiola and his squad start their playoff journey to give the club their first title, but they face a tricky opponent in Leipzig in this match. Make sure you use our Leipzig vs Man City 2023 predictions and betting football picks and bet on them at the online sportsbooks or betting apps to have more fun watching the game.