Manchester City – Sporting CP
Manchester City have easy job when they face Sporting CP again in the second leg of the Champions League 1/8-finals. The Cityzens won the first game in Lisboa with 5-0 so they are already feeling qualified for the 1/4-finals. Let’s preview this upcoming game in our football best betting tips.
Pep Guardiola’s side just erased Sporting’s chances in the first leg three weeks ago. The Portuguese team hoped to cause some kind of an upset, but at the end they finished the match with five goals conceded at their own stadium. Now they don’t have any other choice, but to play for their own prestige at the Etihad.
Last weekend Man City played another solid game and celebrated a stunning 4-1 win in the derby against Manchester United. Kevin De Bruyne once again proved why he’s Man City’s most important player as he scored twice and provided one assist. Riyad Mahrez scored the other two for City.
Guardiola now can rotate the team once again. Players like Gundogan, Gabriel Jesus, Sterling, Zinchenko and Fernandinho all started from the bench against United. So don’t be surprised to see them in the starting eleven on Wednesday. The young striker Liam Delap should record some minutes as well. The same could be said for another talented young player – James McAtee.
Sporting will play for their honour. If somehow they manage to avoid the loss at the Etihad it’d be a very good result for them. They are not a bead team and they have a talented young manager, but they were just destroyed by City in the first leg. Now they have the chance to prove that they are much better than what they showed us in Lisboa.
That’s the football best betting tips for the Champions League 1/8-finals game between Manchester City and Sporting CP. It’s clear that City are going through but let’s see if Sporting can offer us something more this time.