Sporting and Manchester City will meet in the eighth-finals of the Champions League. Sporting finished the group stage in second place ahead of Borussia Dortmund, for many experts it was a surprise, they made a great success. On the other hand, Manchester City won their group, Pep Guardiola has once again shown that he is among the best coaches in the world, and he can be proud of his players.
February 15th, 2022 – 21:00
Sporting vs Manchester City Betting Tips & Predictions
Manchester City to win HT-FT @ 1.90
Over 2.5 FT @ 1.60
Correct score 1:3 @ 11.00
Reason for Sporting vs Manchester City Predictions
Sporting Lisbon and Manchester City had mixed fortunes in their weekend matches in their respective leagues, and the two sides will be facing off in the Champions League Round of 16, eyeing a first-leg advantage. Sporting is coming from a 2-2 draw with FC Porto in their domestic league, an ill-tempered clash that saw five players red-carded, four in the 90th minute. Sporting will be hoping for a calmer game against City. They play host here, in their first game of the knockout round since the 12-1 aggregate loss to Bayern Munich in 2009, and on this too, they will be hoping for better times. Sporting has scored two or more in each in their last five matches but has just one clean sheet in the process. Matheus plays well in the middle of the park, and he does not allow the opponent much action. The bench players are expected to show as much as possible and impose themselves on the coach for the starting lineup. Pedro Gonçalves (Muscle Injury) is out of contention.
Just like Sporting, Manchester City is also coming from a four-goal thriller, though for them, all the four goals were City’s. Raheem Sterling scored three and Phil Foden the other as City thumped Norwich City 4-0. That was City’s 12th unbeaten game, and in these, they’ve only drawn one. They’ve only trailed once in the last five matches, and in the previous three, they’ve led at half time and full time. City lost two of their six group stage matches in the Champions League against PSG and Leipzig. They have three losses and seven wins in their last 109 Champions League games going into this game. Phil Foden shows her talent and should be one of the leading players in the future. Raheem Sterling is the engine of this team, his greatest virtue is speed, he has excellent ball control, and he can be satisfied with his performance. Owing to a completely healthy squad available for selection, the Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has no fitness concerns to speak of ahead of this match.
Manchester City is a big favorite in this match, and they are expected to solve the question of the winner at halftime.
The prediction for this match is over 2.5 goals. We hope that football fans will enjoy this match.