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Sporting Lisbon vs Manchester City Tips - 5 best bets and predictions
- Tips for Sporting Lisbon vs Manchester City in the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday (20:00 GMT)
- The Round of 16 1st Leg game will be held at the Estádio José Alvalade
- Sporting placed second in Group C
- Man City topped Group A
- This is the first confrontation between Sporting and Man City since 2012
Raheem Sterling (Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
Sporting Lisbon and Manchester City will square off in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 on Tuesday.
Sporting finished second in Group C after recording three wins and three losses. The Portuguese champions lost at Ajax 4-2 in their last game in this competition.
They followed it up with back-to-back wins against Santa Clara (2-1) and Benfica (2-1) in the Taca de Liga and victories over Belenenses (4-1) and Famalicao (2-0) in the Primeira Liga before securing a 2-2 draw with Porto in their last game.
Only Pedro Goncalves will not be available to Sporting manager Ruben Amorim in this game due to injury.
Man City ended their Group A campaign with a 2-1 loss at Leipzig. But the Citizens still topped the group with four wins and two losses.
Man City thrashed Norwich City 4-0 in their last game in the English Premier League which they currently lead. Raheem Sterling listed a hat-trick while Phil Foden added another goal.
Pep Guardiola's side have not lost in their last 12 games in all competitions.
This is the first meeting Sporting and Man United since 2012 where they exchanged in the Europa League.
Sporting Lisbon vs Manchester City Tips
1. Match Result - Manchester City to win
Man City are on a roll across all competitions and we expect that to continue in Lisbon.
2. Total Goals - Over 2.5
The two clubs are capable of scoring multiple goals so expect a high-scoring clash here.
3. Both Teams To Score - Yes
Both teams have been consistent in finding the target in their past few games.
4. Anytime Goalscorer - Raheem Sterling
The Man City forward recorded a hat-trick in their last game and has scored twice in the Champions League this season.
5. Correct Score - Man City 2-1
The visitors should hack out a close winning scoreline in this contest.
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