Sporting CP vs. Manchester City Prediction and Odds

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Manchester City will look to build on their 5-0 first-leg win when they host Sporting CP at the Etihad tomorrow evening. So long as they can avoid a miracle from Sporting CP, Manchester City will earn their spot in the quarter-finals of the Champions League. City led the last match between the two 4-0 at the half so the final could have been a lot worse for Sporting CP.  Bernando Silva, Riyad Mahrez, Phil Foden, and Raheem Sterling all scored in the first half and made it look easy. City is locked in right now with a lead in the EPL and a spot locked into the FA Cup quarter-finals. Manchester City is one of the best teams in the world right now and Sporting CP has little chance to ruin their day.  Here are the odds for the matchup between David and Goliath from WynnBET

Sporting CP vs. Manchester City Odds and Over/Under

3-Way Moneyline: 

  • Sporting CP: +1700
  • Manchester City: -650
  • Draw: +750

Over/Under: 3.5 (Over: +1100/Under: -135)

Manchester City vs. Sporting CP Prediction and Pick

Sporting CP didn’t just crawl up and die after their embarrassing loss to City last month. They did, however, snag a few points with a win over Estoril and Arouca. They also lost to FC Porto and tied Maritimo. But it matters little if Sporting went 4-0 or 0-4 in that span. Pep Guardiola’s squad has all the momentum in the world right now. Plus, City has already proved that they need less than a half to beat this team into submission. 

Now the question isn't who will win this game, but rather by how much will Manchester City win. There is no value in taking them on the moneyline here so we have to find an alternative option. If we head over the Asian handicap, we can grab Manchester City -2 to give us some added value or at -2.5 for some real profits. I think based on their previous 4-1 win over a team that is much better than Sporting, this feels like a good place to take a chance. 

PICK: Manchester City -2.5 (+120) Asian Handicap