Martin Green locked in his Champions League picks and predictions for RB Leipzig vs. Manchester City in the Round of 16
Josko Gvardiol secured a 1-1 draw for RB Leipzig in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie with Manchester City.
Riyad Mahrez gave City the lead before the half-hour, crowning a dominant opening from the Premier League champions.
But Leipzig emerged with renewed purpose after the break and halftime substitute Benjamin Henrichs twice went close before Croatia defender Gvardiol converted Marcel Halstenberg’s cross as City were caught napping from a short corner.
Kickoff at Red Bull Arena is set for 3 p.m. ET on CBS and Paramount+. The Citizens are the -118 favorites (risk $118 to win $100) in the latest Manchester City vs. RB Leipzig odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the Red Bulls are +330 underdogs. A 90-minute draw is priced at +260 and the over/under for total goals scored is 2.5. Before locking in any RB Leipzig vs. Manchester City picks, you need to see what proven SportsLine soccer expert Martin Green has to say.
After working in the sports betting industry for several years, Green became a professional sports writer and handicapper and has covered the game worldwide. Since then, his European soccer picks have been spot-on. Green has generated almost $33,000 for $100 bettors since the 2017-18 season.
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Why did Pep Guardiola make no substitutions against RB Leipzig?
Guardiola became the first manager to make no substitutions whatsoever in a Champions League game since Jose Mourinho left Manchester United’s replacements in their tracksuits against Juventus in 2018. As Henrichs had a transformative influence on the game, it was a little perplexing to see the likes of Phil Foden and Julian Alvarez left in cold storage, especially as City lacked creative thrust with Kevin De Bruyne absent through injury. In turn, Haaland cut a frustrated figure.
But Guardiola would likely point towards him and his team playing the situation, and with some justification. The City boss has previously explained his reluctance to use substitutes in certain games because he is happy with the rhythm of his team and the overall pattern of the game. Leipzig’s equaliser came after a flurry of pressure and City have previously collapsed to twos and threes in Europe in such situations. Had been thrown on to chase the game, that would have increased the risk of such a scenario unfolding again and there was no need for that with a second leg to come in Manchester.
Should VAR have given Man City a penalty?
Henrichs certainly put in an all-action performance, changing the entire feel of the contest. But he ended up being a danger to his own side, first scything through the back of Gundogan to pick up a yellow card before performing what looked like a sound piece of defensive volleyball when Rodri headed a stoppage-time corner towards goal. There was no penalty given and, it seemed initially, no VAR check (although Guardiola stated after the game that a check had been carried out). Perhaps everyone just wanted to go home at that point. Leipzig were the better team after halftime and worthy of a share of the spoils, but Henrichs certainly got away with one.
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