Sporting CP vs Manchester City Prediction 15.02.2022

Sporting CP will welcome Manchester City to Estádio José Alvalade for a matchday 0 fixture in Europe UEFA Champions League. The last meeting on 15th March 2012 ended in a Manchester City 3-2 win. Both sides have met two times in the most recent seasons. Sporting CP has won 1 match, and Manchester City triumphed in 1. Recent outings average 3.00 goals, while both teams score 50% of the time.

Sporting CP’s latest fixture against Ajax ended in an away 4-2 loss. I expected more from Sporting CP. The lack of focus in the final third cost them three points. Sporting CP scored in both halves in the 22nd and 78th minute.

Manchester City’s previous game in the competition versus RB Leipzig ended in an away 2-1 loss. Manchester City didn’t turn up and failed to create clear cut chances for most of the game. Manchester City was not convincing in the first-half and scored in the 76th minute.

Since the start of the season, Sporting CP is more dominant at home. They have two wins out of 3 games on home soil. Although Sporting CP is among the most solid home teams in the league, they are far from perfect. Their defence is not as good as expected with just 33% home clean sheets.

Manchester City has picked up 12 points from the previous six league games. They still have a lot to prove when playing away from home. Manchester City wins 1.00 points per away game, a bit less than their home record shows. To improve results, they have to be more compact in defence. Manchester City kept a clean sheet in just 0% of their visits.

The hosts will have to work hard to get a good result. Sporting CP has won just 67% of home games. On average they score 2.67 goals and concede 2.00 per game. Manchester City is one of the best teams in the league. On paper, they have a great squad and I expect them to make life difficult for their opponent.

The visitors have a better record and I have to back them. Sporting CP wins on average 2.00 points per home game. I am not sure they have what it takes to compete against Manchester City. My prediction is Manchester City to win.

I expect a thrilling contest with plenty of goals. Both sides score and concede on average 4.5 goals per game. Over 2.5 goals were scored in an average of 83% of Sporting CP’s home and Manchester City’s away games. My prediction is Over 2.5 Goals.

Sporting CP vs Manchester City Betting Tips

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Sporting CP vs Manchester City Head to Head

Average stats between Sporting CP and Manchester City in most recent 2 outings in the Europe UEFA Champions League.


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Author: Ella Alexander