Champions League Round of 16: RB Leipzig vs Manchester City Betting Odds
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Manchester City have never won a UEFA Champions League but they’re favorites heading into the UCL knockout stage. City come into the first leg of the round of 16 at RB Leipzig at +185 odds to win the competition. It’s a long road ahead but City are as well equipped as they’ve ever been. In our UCL Wednesday preview, we’ll take a look at the RB Leipzig vs Man City Betting Odds. Plus, we’ll also preview Inter Milan’s round of 16 clash with Portuguese giants FC Porto.
Wednesday’s UCL Matches:
The RB Leipzig vs Man City Betting Odds are certainly impacted by the fact that Christopher Nkunku is back for Leipzig. The Bundesliga golden boot candidate made his first appearance since November on Saturday. In the 3-0 win over Wolfsburg, Nkunku came on a sub and assisted Leipzig’s second goal.
He certainly figures to play a role in the match vs. Manchester City on Wednesday. Don’t forget that Nkunku scored a hat trick in a 6-3 loss vs. Manchester City in the 2021 group stage. Meanwhile, City got a huge win on Wednesday over Premier League leaders Arsenal but did themselves no favors on Saturday. Erling Haaland uncharacteristically missed a few golden opportunities as City drew 1-1 at Nottingham Forest.
Pep Guardiola’s men should certainly be motivated after a disappointing result. They enter the match as ½-goal favorites and show -135 ATS and moneyline odds. They lost their only previous match at RB Leipzig, 2-1, in 2021. Notably, it was after City had already sealed a UCL knockout stage berth. Manchester City have also advanced out of the round of 16 in their last five appearances in the Champions League.
With Haaland up front, City are even more dangerous. The Premier League’s goals leader scored five times in the group stage and will look to add to his tally. Leipzig +½ displays +115 odds heading into Wednesday’s match and the hosts sit at just +350 odds to win.
Leipzig are certainly capable of getting big results, though. They defeated Real Madrid 3-2 at home in the group stage and likely won’t be intimidated by City. A draw would be a great result for the hosts and the RB Leipzig vs Man City Betting Odds price one at +280 odds.
Manchester City are also massive -700 favorites to advance over two legs. The two previous meetings between these two teams have averaged six goals yet under three comes in at -130 odds here. Regardless, fans will be treated to a plethora of attacking talent on both sides.
Things looked bleak for FC Porto after they lost their first two UCL group stage matches. Then, they rattled off four straight wins and finished first in the Group B UCL standings. Porto also enter their match at Inter Milan on a ten-match winning streak in all competitions.
However, they have a very long injury list which includes Mateus Uribe, Galeno, Fabio Cardoso, Wendell, Otavio, Gabriel Veron and Evanilson. Inter have had better luck with injuries, as only Joaquin Correa is currently on the treatment table. The Nerazzurri, who are currently Serie A’s second-placed team, are ½-goal favorites heading into Wednesday. They come in at -130 ATS and moneyline odds and defeated Udinese 3-1 on Saturday.
Striker Lautaro Martínez has been in good form and he and Romelu Lukaku make up the Nerazzurri front line. Lukaku got his second goal of the season as he converted a penalty vs. Udinese. Meanwhile, FC Porto’s Mehdi Taremi is their main danger man.
The Iranian forward scored five times in the group stage and has Champions League experience. However, Porto’s secondary scoring options, Galeno and Evanilson are doubtful for the match, at the very least. The duo has combined for 14 goals in the Primeira Liga this season. With a bunch of injuries, FC Porto +½ sits at +110 odds. Porto also show +340 odds to win in their first match vs. Inter since 2005.
The Champions League odds also price a draw at +275 odds. FC Porto may be thrilled with a draw, as they should get some of their injured players back for the reverse fixture. Still, Inter are a battle tested team and handed Napoli their first loss of the Serie A season last month.
The Nerazzurri are -155 favorites to qualify for the quarterfinals after two legs. Both teams rarely concede more than one goal in a match but over 2½ goals display -120 odds for Wednesday’s intriguing match.Follow us on Twitter