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Man City vs Leipzig Bet Builder Tips: 2.75 Builder for Tonight’s Crucial Second Leg

Man City vs Leipzig Bet Builder Tips: 2.75 Builder for Tonight’s Crucial Second Leg
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Manchester City vs Leipzig Bet Builder Tips: Tuesday, March 14th

There is an intriguing tie in the Champions League at the Etihad on Tuesday and we have Manchester City vs RB Leipzig bet builder tips.

Some games just have a whiff of goals, and I think this is one. The last three meetings have seen both teams score in each, with 14 across the four and half hours of football.

All square at 1-1 at the halfway stage, the latest match-up promises to be a ding-dong affair.

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Manchester City vs Leipzig Preview

Champions League Round of 16, Tuesday, March 14, 20:00 (UK)

Since the sides met in Leipzig, Manchester City have won each of their four games as they remain in the running for three trophies.

The most recent of which was laborious. Only an Erling Haaland penalty separated them and an out-of-sorts Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.

It was a plucky Eagles performance, but City will have to buck their ideas up for the meeting with RB Leipzig, a side who more than matched them in the first leg.

Pep Guardiola’s side dominated the first half, they had the lion’s share of the ball (73%) and had six more shots than their hosts. However, failure to capitalise on this has left them with it all to do at the Etihad.

Die Bullen were much the better side in the second half, however, could be left to rue injuries if they fail to progress here.

Key man Christopher Nkunku is a doubt with a hamstring injury, potentially joining Peter Gulacsi, Abdou Diallo, Dani Olmo and Xaver Schlager on the sideline.

The hosts are in a much better position with no new injuries to report. After starting on the bench at the weekend, Riyad Mahrez and Kevin De Bruyne could be returned to the XI, at the expense of Bernardo Silva and Jack Grealish.

Manchester City vs Leipzig Stats & Facts

  • The sides’ last meeting at the Etihad was a 9-goal thriller, City winning 6-3 last season
  • Both teams have scored in each of the last three matches between these sides
  • RB Leipzig have only failed to find the net in 3 of their 35 games in all competitions this season
  • Man City have only failed to win 2 of their games at the Etihad this season

Manchester City vs Leipzig Bet Builder

I was surprised to see that both teams to score is a shade under evens, especially considering over 2.5 goals is around 1.62.

Offensively, City are formidable. They have scored 208 goals in the Premier League and Champions League since the start of last season. That is an average of 2.47 goals scored per game.

Defensively, Pep’s men have not been as resolute this campaign, not compared to last season.

Domestically, they have conceded 25 goals in 27 games. That is only one less than they conceded in the entirety of their title-winning season last season.

They have been slightly fortunate to only concede 27 goals in the EPL and UCL, shipping an xGA of 29.81 across the two competitions.

RB Leipzig will fancy their chances of finding the net, averaging two goals per game this season. They have only failed to find the net in three of their 35 in all competitions.

Combining BTTS with an Emil Forsberg shot pays out at 2.75.

The beauty of this is it does not matter where this shot goes, as long as he has one. bet365 has him at 1.67, and this is comfortably the best price.

The Swede has hit a purple patch, finding the net in each of his side’s last four Bundesliga games. The most recent of which came via the spot, which obviously does not hurt this angle.

The attacker has averaged 1.1 shots per game in all competitions, racking up 10 in his last five league appearances. Add that to BTTS to create our builder.

  • Both teams to score
  • Emil Forsberg shot

Bet Builder odds: 2.75

Odds via bet365 as at 15:00 March 13 2023. Odds may now differ.

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