RB Leipzig and Manchester City face off on Wednesday in leg 1 of their Round of 16 Champions League showdown at Red Bull Arena Leipzig.
RB Leipzig vs Manchester City Odds
Manchester City is currently the favorite sitting -125 while RB Leipzig is the underdog sitting at +340. The total in this game sits at 2.5 gaols with the over paying out at -140 if it hits.
RB Leipzig Betting Preview
RB Leipzig finished in second place in Group F picking up 12 points. On Saturday against Wolfsburg, RB Leipzig scored three goals and that was enough for an easy victory. RB Leipzig had 57 percent of the possession and five shots on target. Two Saturdays ago against Union Berlin, the defense gave up two goals and that led to the one goal defeat. RB Leipzig is dealing with injuries right now and they are going to be without Peter Gulacsi, Dani Olmo, and Abdou Diallo for this game. One good boost though is they should get Christopher Nkunku and Konrad Laimer back to the starting lineup in this game. In this game if they want a chance they are going to need the defense to step up. Make sure to check out the preview for Wednesday’s game between Inter Milan and FC Porto.
Manchester City Betting Preview
On the other side of this matchup is Manchester City who finished in 1st place in Group G having picked up 14 points. Last Saturday, against Nottingham Forest, Manchester City didn’t look that good, and that led to the 1-1 defeat. Bernando Silva scored in the 41st minute, but the defense gave up a goal in the 84th minute. John Stones is dealing with a hamstring injury heading into this game and he’s not going to be able to go in this game. There is also an expectation that they will make some changes on the defense, but it’s unclear who could slide into the starting 11.
Shane’s Free Pick
On the road, Manchester City hasn’t been as dominant this season, and that is going to continue in this game. In the last game, RB Leipzig didn’t give up a goal and they are going to lock down again in this game. I’m not sure RB Leipzig is going to find a ton of offensive success, but they are going to at least play to a draw here. Back RB Leipzig +0.5 to cash.