First match 5:0
Stadium: Etihad (Manchester)
Referee: Halil Meler
09.03.2022 23:00 MSK
Manchester City will play host to Sporting Lisbon in the return leg of the Champions League round of 16. Will we see another dominant performance from Pep Guardiola's side?Get Your Welcome Bonus!
After facing Sporting, Manchester City played three matches to claim three victories. First, Guardiola's side achieved a narrow away win over Everton in the EPL. The club scored two unanswered goals against Peterborough United to reach the FA Cup quarter-finals. Manchester City played one of their best games of the current season the previous weekend. In the Manchester derby, City defeated United 4:1. The City remain at the top of the English standings.
Sporting Clube de Portugal
Sporting have one more game than City since the personal clash. First, Ruben Amorim's side scored three unanswered goals against Estoril in the Portuguese league. The following weekend, the Lions lost points away to Marítimo (1:1). Then, the team lost at home to Porto in the first semi-final match of the Portuguese Cup (1:2). In the last weekend of the Primera Division, Sporting beat Aruca 2:0. The reigning champions are second in the Premiership table, six points behind Porto.
Expert Betting Tips
It's unlikely that anyone thinks Sporting will be able to make a comeback after a 0:5 win in Lisbon. The odds on Manchester City are naturally very low, so we suggest considering the stats. For example, Manchester City is serving an average of seven corners per game in the current Champions League competition, the third-highest of any side. Sporting simply has nothing to lose. We expect an open game in which corners will be inevitable. That's the main choice. Man City and Sporting's last few matches in the League Championship have turned out to be head-to-head games, and a total over could also be considered.