Expect favorites Man City to ease past Leipzig

Updated March 13, 2023
Updated March 13, 2023By Dean Etheridge

Manchester City are the favorites to win the 2023 Champions League. In the 1st leg of their tie with RB Leipzig, City were held to a 1-1 draw. But with the tie now coming to the Etihad Stadium, City will expect to get the job done on home soil. Can they complete the win and take their place in the last eight of the UCL? Here we take a look with our latest free soccer betting picks.

UCL Soccer Picks Man City vs RB Leipzig

Betting to win the 2023 UEFA Champions League

As we’ve already mentioned, Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City are favorites to win the competition with the best Champions League betting sites. City are +200 to win the 2023 UEFA Champions League, putting them just ahead of Bayern Munich who are +250.

The German champions are already through to the last eight. They saw off the challenge of PSG last week with a 3-0 aggregate win. 

Following on from the leading two is Real Madrid and Napoli, who are both at +600. Then comes Chelsea (+1000), and AC Milan (+2500).

A win in the 2nd leg for Man City has already probably been factored into their price to win the competition. If City – as expected – qualify for the last eight on Tuesday, we don’t expect to see any major change in their odds to win the trophy for the first time in their history.

City vs Leipzig Betting

No prizes for guessing that Pep Guardiola’s team are heavy favorites to win in 90 minutes on the night. Manchester City is -275 with the best sports betting sites. The draw is +425, and RB Leipzig is +680

In the betting to advance to the quarter-finals, City are also massive favorites. The Blues are -600, with Leipzig the outsiders at +425.

Below we have more betting odds from some of the best soccer betting sites for the Champions League. More information about these betting sites can be found at our best online sportsbook reviews page.

Man City vs RB Leipzig BettingBetOnlineBetUSBovada
Man City-275-275-300
RB Leipzig+680+650+700

Man City vs RB Leipzig – The story so far

The 1st leg was one of those matches that must have had Pep Guardiola quietly raging by the end of the match. City went 1-0 up after 27 minutes through Riyad Mahrez, and were in complete control of the match. From a City perspective, it felt like a tie that could have been put to bed on the night. The way City dominated early on, if they had got that second goal, it was more likely that they would have won by three or four.

But credit to RB Leipzig. They hung in there, weathered the storm, and gradually grew into the match. Marco Rose’s team got their reward in the end, when Joško Gvardiol scored their equalizer on 70 minutes. And from then on, it could be argued that the German team looked the more likely to win on the night. 

In the end the hosts had to settle for a 1-1 draw. Meaning they now need to pull off a big win at the Etihad Stadium in the 2nd leg if they want to progress to the last eight. And that won’t be easy. 

Man City vs Leipzig Betting Picks

Manchester City warmed up for Tuesday’s match by beating Crystal Palace 1-0 in the Premier League on Saturday. It wasn’t the most fluent City performance you will ever see, and they needed a late penalty from Erling Haaland to seal the 3 points. City remain second behind Arsenal in the league table.

As for RB Leipzig, they defeated Borussia Monchengladbach 3-0 at the Red Bull Arena Leipzig. It was a dominant display from Marco Rose’s team, and the win sees them move up to third place in the Bundesliga. 

City’s win over Palace was on the road, and at the Etihad on a Champions League night they will be a different proposition. But that said, Leipzig should be going into the match quietly confident. They know City haven’t had things all their own way this season. And they will be hoping to take advantage if City are having another of their iffy performances. 

But when it comes to making picks, it’s going to take a brave soul to back against Pep’s team. In the big games this season, City have pulled a result out of the hat. When they went to Premier League leaders Arsenal in mid February needing a win, they produced one of their best performances of the season, and left with a comfortable 3-1 win.

City knows how to get the job done when it matters most. And we think they will beat Leipzig on Tuesday.

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If you think -252 on a City win is too short, then take a look at over 2.5 goals with Bovada which is -165. A win of 3-0 for City is +750, and 3-1 is +850. They may well be good alternative bets to betting at odds on, and at those prices, they could be hedged.   

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About the Author

Dean Etheridge
Dean Etheridge

Dean Etheridge has over ten years of writing experience in the world of sports betting. Starting out as a hobby on his own soccer betting website, Dean has now seen his picks published across various affiliate sites along with The Sun and TalkSPORT where he writes regular Premier League and Champions League betting tips. Combining his extensive knowledge and experience with his British humor and wit, Dean has developed into a trusted voice within the sports betting industry. Although Dean's preferred areas of focus are the English Premier League and cricket, his extensive sports knowledge enables him to tackle nearly any sport. Gone are the days of traveling the world to witness events like FIFA World Cups and Ashes cricket, as Dean now prefers the comfort of his own home while enjoying sports.

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