The UEFA Champions League Round of 16 continues Wednesday, February 22, 2023, with RB Leipzig taking on Manchester City in the first leg at Red Bull Arena in Leipzig, Germany, so we have prepared the best betting pick, tips, and odds.
RB Leipzig – Manchester City Betting Tip, Prediction & Odds (22.2.2023)
Manchester City head to Germany as the strongest favorites to win the 2022-23 UEFA Champions League. According to bet365 Sportsbook, the Citizens sit at 2.87 odds to lift the trophy, whereas the Red Bulls are massive 101.00 underdogs to go all the way.
RB Leipzig vs. Manchester City: Initial Situation
The Citizens won four of their six matches in the group stage along with a couple of draws, finishing atop Group G with 14 points and a 14:2 goal difference. RB Leipzig, on the other side, were second in Group F with 12 points (W4, L2) and a 13:9 goal difference.
RB Leipzig Stats & Form
The Red Bulls are coming off Saturday’s 3-0 road victory over Wolfsburg in the German Bundesliga. It was their fourth win in six games in all competitions along with a goalless draw against FC Koln on the road and a 2-1 home loss to Union Berlin. The Red Bulls have won ten of their previous 12 home contests, and ten of those 12 tilts have seen three or more goals on the scoreboard.
Forward Christopher Nkunku leads the way for RB Leipzig with 17 goals and five assists in 24 appearances in all competitions. Midfielder Dominik Szoboszlai is the team’s top assist-maker with a thumping 13 dishes in 29 apps, while forwards Timo Werner and Andre Silva have combined for 20 goals and 13 assists so far this season. Attacking midfielder Dani Olmo (four goals and six assists) is recovering from a thigh injury and is listed as questionable for Wednesday’s clash against Manchester City.
Manchester City Stats & Form
The Citizens are coming off Saturday’s disappointing 1-1 against Nottingham Forest on the road in the English Premier League. After a couple of nice wins over Aston Villa 3-1 and Arsenal 3-1, the Citizens outshot Nottingham Forest 23-4 and kept the ball at their feet for 74 percent of the time, but it wasn’t enough. The Citizens have only won one of their previous five games away from home, recording three losses in the process.
Striker Erling Haaland has been unstoppable so far this season, tallying a whopping 32 goals in 31 appearances in all competitions. Winger Riyad Mahrez has 11 goals and five assists on his account, while Kevin De Bruyne has accounted for 18 dishes and four goals thus far. Centre-back John Stones is sidelined with a hamstring injury and will probably miss the first leg against the Red Bulls.
RB Leipzig – Manchester City: Head-to-Head
The Red Bulls and Citizens met each other in the group phase of the last season’s Champions League, and each club emerged victorious at home. Manchester City trounced RB Leipzig 6-3, and the Red Bulls responded with a 2-1 victory.
RB Leipzig – Manchester City Odds
The Citizens are listed as firm favorites despite their poor form on the road. The bookies are looking for goals, and the Over 2.5 Goals pays 1.72 on bet365 Sportsbook.
Betting tip and prediction: RB Leipzig – Manchester City (22.2.2023)
I would be shocked if one of the teams fails to find the back of the net. Neither side has impressed on the defensive side of the ball, so give me Both Teams to Score YES at 1.68 on Unibet Sportsbook. The Red Bulls are a dangerous team and possess plenty of talented forwards, but they’ve also conceded in five straight outings at home. On the other side, three of the Citizens’ last four road games have seen both teams score.