Sporting CP hosts Manchester City at the Estadio Jose Alvalade in a first game from the Champions League 1/8-finals. Let’s preview it in our sure win prediction today.
Sporting CP made a good performance in the group stage. Ruben Amorim’s team managed to beat Borussia Dortmund for the second place in the group by winning 9 points. The Portuguese giants recorded three wins and three losses in the group, but it was enough for them to progress.
The head coach Ruben Amorim managed to build an young and talented team at Sporting. Most of the players are under 30-years old which makes the Lisboa Lions very energetic team. They are currently second in the Portuguese Primeira Liga, but still having chances to win the title.
Last season Manchester City reached the Champions League final for a first time and now the goal remains the same – winning the trophy. In the group stage the Cityzens didn’t have any problems to win their group as they finished one point ahead of PSG. Pep Guardiola’s team won four of its matches in Group A, but also lost two of them.
Man City are looking sharp this season. Guardiola’s team is leading the standings in the Premier League and is barely making any mistakes. Some pundits think City could be ready to win the Champions League this season, but their major problem remains the lack of a pure striker – the goals they score are distributed among different players. In the summer the club spent 100 million pounds for English international Jack Grealish, but so far we can’t say he’s really one of the best players in the team.
That’s the sure win prediction today for the Champions League 1/8-finals game between Sporting CP and Manchester City in the Portuguese capital. Let’s see who’s going to take this one.