On Wednesday, February 22, in the first leg of the 1/8 finals of the Champions League, the German RB Leipzig will play at home against the English Manchester City. The match is scheduled to start at 20:00 GMT.
RB Leipzig had a successful group stage and qualified for the Champions League knockout stages from second place. The team has 12 points and 13 goals.
Marco Rose’s team started with two defeats against Shakhtar Donetsk and Real Madrid, but after that the club managed to succeed and win 4 matches in a row.
In the last match of the Bundesliga, RB Leipzig defeated Wolfsburg away with a score (3-0), before that the club lost in a match against Union Berlin with a score (1-2).
Meanwhile, Manchester City confidently overcame the Champions League group stage and reached the 1/8 stage of the tournament. The club managed to win 4 victories, and two games ended in a draw.
Josep Guardiola’s team turned out to be stronger than Borussia Dortmund, Sevilla and Copenhagen. Over 6 rounds, the English club scored 14 goals and conceded only 2.
In the last match of the Premier League, Manchester City drew away with Nottingham Forest with a score (1-1), before that there was a victory in the match with Arsenal with a score (3-1).
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Head to Head
The two matches played between the two teams in the Champions League saw a total of 12 goals scored, with both teams winning one game each.
The last meeting of the two teams took place in the group stage of the 2021/22 Champions League and ended with the victory of RB Leipzig with a score (2-1).
- Manchester City to score in the first half: In the last three matches of Manchester City, such a bet was successful.
- Leipzig to score in the first half: Leipzig have scored in the first half in their last two matches.
|Х1 4,20||Х 3,60||Х2 1,85|
Both teams have shown productive football in recent head-to-head meetings, and such an outcome may be repeated in this game.
It will be very difficult for RB Leipzig to play against the English team, as the opponent is very motivated and has been trying to win this tournament for several years. The outcome of the match is unpredictable.
Prediction for this match: Total over 2.5 goals.
Erling Haaland to score.