RB Leipzig (1 win, 0 draws, 0 losses) welcomes Manchester City (1-0-0) to Red Bull Arena Leipzig Wednesday. Kickoff is set for 3 p.m. ET. Below, we analyze BetMGM Sportsbook’s lines around the RB Leipzig vs. Manchester City odds, and make our best Champions League bets, picks and predictions.
Manchester City beat Crvena zvezda 3-1 in the 1st matchday of the UEFA Champions League. City had 37 shots and 16 on frame which compared favorably to Crvena zvezda’s 3 and 2. City should get a tougher test Wednesday. They are 6-0-1 in EPL, the top English league, and are 3-0-1 on the road. City is led by star F Erling Haaland, who has 8 goals in 7 matches. City was the Champions League last season.
RB Leipzig sits 5th in the Bundesliga, the top German league. It is 4-1-1 on the season and 2-1-0 at home. It has scored 16 goals (2.67 per game) while allowing 6 (1 per game). RB Leipzig is led by F Lois Openda, who has 4 goals in 6 matches. Leipzig beat the Young Boys 3-1 on the road to open Champions League play. It ended with 2.6 expected goals to Young Boys’ 0.5.
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RB Leipzig vs. Manchester City odds
Provided by BetMGM Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports Scores and Sports Betting Odds hub for a full list. Lines last updated at 12:27 a.m. ET.
- Moneyline: RB Leipzig +333 (bet $100 to win $333) | Manchester City -135 (bet $135 to win $100) | Draw +300 (bet $100 to win $300)
- Over/Under: 2.5 (O: -160 | U: +115)
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RB Leipzig vs. Manchester City picks and predictions
Manchester City 1, RB Leipzig 1
SPRINKLE DRAW (+300).
RB Leipzig crushed Young Boys in its opener and has been strong at home. It drew Bayern Munich, one of the top teams in all of Europe 2-2 Saturday at home and has wins this season over Union Berlin 3-0 and Bayern Munich 3-0 (DFL-Supercup).
It has the capability of getting a draw here, just as it did in the Round of 16 against Man City last season. City has lost its last 2 matches, losing 1-0 in the EFL Cup to Newcastle Wednesday and 2-1 to the Wolves Saturday. It also has Arsenal on Saturday to prepare for.
City has played numerous games and could overlook this one. For the value, take DRAW (+300).
BET UNDER 2.5 (+115).
In 3 of its last 5 games, Leipzig has held its opponent to 1.0 or fewer expected goals. It has had a strong defense this season, and while its offense has been electric, City has one of the best backlines in the EPL as well.
City has allowed multiple goals in just 1 of 11 games throughout all competitions this season. It has scored just 1 goal in its last 2 games though, so the offensive woes may start to come on for the ultra-talented City.
Back UNDER 2.5 (+115).
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