On Saturday, soccer betting fans saw Manchester City lose the English Premier League top spot after failing to beat Liverpool at home. Now, the Citizens will play host to RB Leipzig with the UEFA Champions League Group G top spot on the line. Both already qualified for the Round of 16, but doing it in first place can make a huge difference.
Manchester City Unbeaten at Home
Drawing 1-1 to Liverpool allowed Manchester City to remain undefeated at home in all competitions. The Citizens are 7-1-0 with 23 goals for and only five against.
In addition, Erling Haaland found the back of the net once again and now has 18 goals in all competitions. No wonder the Norwegian is heavily favored in our Champions League odds to score at any time against RB Leipzig.
We always talk about City’s attacking power, but the defense also deserves some love. The Citizens have conceded 13 goals in the same number of games in the EPL. As for the UCL, they’ve conceded three in four matches.
Overall, we’re talking about a very healthy, deep roster. Only Kevin De Bruyne is out due to injury. Pressure won’t be a factor because a draw would be enough to secure first place, but we all know head coach Pep Guardiola always plays to win.
RB Leipzig Has Nothing to Lose
Prior to the start of the UCL, Manchester City was heavily favored on our Champions League betting lines to win Group G. Therefore, RB Leipzig has nothing to lose and much to win.
Despite losing 2-1 to Wolfsburg in their last match, I believe Leipzig deserves to be considered for your soccer picks today. First, we’re talking about a team with three speedsters as strikers. Lois Openda, Yussuf Poulsen and Xavi Simmons. Second, we’re talking about a team that averages 1.86 goals per game on the road.
— RB Leipzig English (@RBLeipzig_EN) November 23, 2023
Third, the Red Bulls won their previous two UCL games on the road with a 5-2 aggregate. Including last season, they won four of their last five away matches and finished with a clean sheet twice.
Finally, only Dani Olmo is out due to injury, and the Red Bulls are confident in putting up a good fight.
“At the end of the day, it’s all about doing the little things right. We’re confident that we can go to Manchester on Tuesday and win, but it’s going to be tough,” said Poulsen during an interview.
Goal-Fest at Etihad Stadium
The first leg finished with a 3-1 victory for Manchester City. Julian Alvarez came off the bench to save the day with a brace in the last six minutes of the match.
Things were completely different the last time these two collided at Etihad Stadium. RB Leipzig lost 7-0. In fact, both meetings between these two at Etihad Stadium finished with at least seven goals in total.
Manchester City vs RB Leipzig Match Information
- Match: Manchester City vs RB Leipzig
- Date: Tuesday, Nov. 28
- Time: 3 p.m. ET
- Location: Etihad Stadium, Manchester, England
- Manchester City vs RB Leipzig Live Stream: Fubo.tv
Manchester City vs RB Leipzig Betting Lines
Manchester City vs RB Leipzig Betting Online Predictions
Liverpool, one of Europe’s powerhouses, barely managed to win a point at Etihad Stadium. In other words, forget about RB Leipzig pulling off the stunner. However, you can expect the German side to score and contribute for the total, set at three goals, to go over.
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Manchester City vs RB Leipzig Match Detail