Manchester City look to be facing a tie with the Portuguese side, Sporting Lisbon. That being said, they are still being tipped as one of the favourites to win the trophy. A supercomputer has since predicted that Manchester City are going to win the trophy and this is especially the case after the controversial draw that happened on Monday. Of course, Pep Guardiola’s side is going to face Sporting Lisbon in the final 16 of the competition.
This came after a re-draw. The UEFA scrapped the ties originally after United’s draw against Villarreal and they faced them in the group stage. The issue is that this was done by mistake. City was handed the tie but the EU governing body decided that the best outcome would be to have the redraw. The result then left Manchester City as being the best team to win the league and this would be for the first time that they have been in this position. Of course, if you are a fan of betting online then this information should help you to make the best decision regarding the football league.
The Final in Saint Petersburg
The champions of England are said to be going up against the German contemporary. The famous Bayern Munich are going to be facing the final in Saint Petersburg. The Bundesliga holders are going to be up against Red Bull Salzburg. This is in the final 16 after they drew against Atletico Madrid. Chelsea and Liverpool, the fellow English sides drew Lille and Inter Milan and they are said to be reaching the semi-finals without any issues. Manchester United are tipped to beat Atletico but the team are not able to progress any further. The verdict of the supercomputer is very similar to Michael Owen’s and also Rio Ferdinand and they both managed to predict that Bayern would be the only team that would be able to challenge City for the title.
The Spanish teams are not the force of old. It has been said time and time again that Bayern Munich or even the English team are going to be the ones to come out on top. Ferdinand has added that he did not see the last three English teams as fair. He thinks that they have the potential to come out with a win this year. Bayern may well stake a claim but the English teams are very powerful. They are on it tactically and they have some of the three best managers in the league too.
This is fantastic, to say the least and it also goes to show that they are able to win the tournament if the right measures are put in place. Manchester City managed to reach the final of the league in the last season but they happened to lose 1-0 to the Premier League rivals in Portugal. All in all, it is said to be a very interesting season for the world of football and it would not be surprising to see some more twists and turns along the way.