Manchester City will begin their Champions League knockout campaign on Wednesday night by traveling to Germany to play the first leg of their last-16 match against RB Leipzig. The Citizens will seek retribution at the Red Bull Arena after losing their previous trip there by a score of 2-1 during the competition’s group round last season.
After dropping their first two games to Shakhtar Donetsk and Real Madrid, Leipzig’s chances of making it out of the Champions League group stage looked bleak. However, the German team recovered to win their final four games, including an impressive 3-2 home victory over Los Blancos, and qualified as runners-up of Group F.
Those four victories occurred between October 1 and February 11 during a remarkable 18-game unbeaten streak in all competitions, which was ultimately ended by a 2-1 Bundesliga home defeat to Union Berlin.
Yet last Saturday, Marco Rose’s team won again, cruising to a 3-0 victory away at Wolfsburg to maintain them in contention for the Bundesliga crown. With 13 games left, Leipzig is presently ranked fifth in the standings, although there are only five points separating the top six teams.
Man City suffered a setback in their bid to defend their Premier League title on Saturday when they were forced to a 1-1 draw away at Nottingham Forest, only three days after defeating Premier League title rivals Arsenal 3-1 on the road.
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Bernardo Silva’s goal in the 41st minute gave a dominant Citizens team, who had 73% of the possession and 23 shots overall, the lead at the half. However, they were left to regret a number of squandered opportunities before Chris Wood scored a goal for Forest in the 84th minute to tie the score.
In addition to dropping seven points in as many Premier League games, Pep Guardiola’s team has also lost four of its past five away games overall. With one more game remaining, they are now two points behind league-leading Arsenal.
The pressure is on Guardiola to lead City to success for the first time in their history as they prepare to compete in the Champions League once again. Guardiola previously admitted in December that his tenure as City manager will not be “complete” if he does not succeed in winning Europe’s top-tier club competition.
RB Leipzig vs Manchester City Game Information
- Date: 02/22/2023
- Time: 03:00 PM ET
- Location: Red Bull Arena, Leipzig.
- How to Watch: RB Leipzig vs Manchester City Paramount+
- Live Stream: fubo.tv
RB Leipzig vs Manchester City Betting Lines
RB Leipzig is +365 according to our Vegas Champions League Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $365.On the other side, Manchester City is -130 according to the Vegas Champions League Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $77.
The implied probability for these two teams attached to the betting lines has RB Leipzig at a 21.51% chance of winning the game, meanwhile Manchester City has 56.52% probability of finishing the game with the W.
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