Manchester City vs Sporting CP Betting Tips 10/03/2022

March 8, 2022
Akshay Nayak
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Manchester City vs Sporting CP Betting Tips 10/03/2022

Akshay Nayak, Senior Author

Sporting CP will play Manchester City in the second leg of the UEFA Champions League round of 16 on March 10th, 2022 at 01:30 IST at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester. Manchester City has a strong chance of winning the match and progressing to the next round.

Teams Status

Manchester City

Manchester City thrashed Sporting in the first leg of the round of 16 on the road. So they are one step closer to the quarter-finals as they already have a five-goal cushion. They topped a group consisting of PSG, RB Leipzig, and Club Brugge. They had won four matches and lost just two matches, accumulating 12 points. They finished just a point ahead of PSG. They have scored 23 goals in the first seven matches and have conceded ten goals. Riyad Mahrez is the team’s leading scorer in the Champions League with six goals to his name. Gabriel Jesus and Raheem Sterling have chipped in with three goals each. They just have Cole Parmer in the injury list.

Sporting CP

Sporting has done pretty well so far in the group stages as they managed to make it to the knockouts. They finished second in a group consisting of Ajax, Dortmund, and Besiktas. They managed to win three matches and lost three matches, accumulating nine points in the process. They finished on level terms with Dortmund but had a better head-to-head record. They have scored 14 goals and have conceded 17 goals. Pedro Goncalves is the leading goal scorer for them with four goals in the Champions League. And when it comes to injuries, they have all their player fit for the next match.

What Do the Sportsbooks Say?

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According to the Melbet sportsbook, Manchester City are the favorites to win the match and are placed at 1.14, Sporting CP are placed at 21.00 and the draw is at 8.70 odds. Manchester City are placed at 1.15 according to the Sportsbet sportsbook, Sporting CP are placed at 19.00 and the draw is at 8.00 odds. According to the 22Bet sportsbook, Manchester City are placed at 1.125, Sporting CP are placed at 21.00 and the draw is at 8.50 odds.

Tipster’s Angle

This match is expected to pan out the same as the first leg of this tie. Manchester City is in exceptional goal-scoring form this season and is likely to bring in the same flair into this contest. A high-scoring game is on the cards in Manchester.

Tip: Manchester City -1.75 @ 1.60

Manchester City has managed to win eight of their last ten matches including one loss and a draw. Also, they have won five of the eight matches by a two goals margin. Manchester City won two head-to-head matches while Sporting just won one match. The reverse fixture had five goals as Manchester City thrashed Sporting 5-0 on the road. With the likes of Kevin De Bruyne, Riyad Mahrez, Phil Foden taking the field they are likely to repeat this feat in the second leg and win the match by two or more goals at 1.60 odds available at the Dafabet sportsbook.

Tip: Total Goals Over 2.5 @ 1.45

Over 2.5 goals were scored in five of Manchester City’s last 10 matches in all competitions. Over 2.5 goals have been scored in seven of Sporting’s last 10 matches across all competitions. In addition, Manchester City has seen over 2.5 goals in three of their past four home matches, while Sporting has seen over 2.5 goals in three of their last four road encounters. A total of 11 goals were scored in the last three head-to-head matchups, with an average of 3.6 goals per match. In two of those matches, over 2.5 goals were also scored. So, it is very likely that over 2.5 goals will be scored at 1.45 odds available at the Betway sportsbook.


Manchester City already has a foot in the quarterfinals after a five goals cushion and it will take everything that Sporting has to offer to make a comeback into this fixture. Manchester City is one of the hot favorites to win the Champions League this season.

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