Man City v Tottenham Betting Tips: Can City turn the tie around?
Odds and preview for Champions League clash
Manchester City are looking to keep their quadruple hopes alive tonight as they try to overturn a 1-0 deficit against Tottenham Hotspur.
Spurs upset the odds to win the first leg last week, but it came at a cost. They may now be without Harry Kane for the rest of the season.
With a Champions League semi-final against Ajax at stake, can the North Londoners hold on to their one-goal advantage? Keep reading for all the odds ahead of kick-off at 8:00pm on BT Sport 2…
Last week’s Spurs win ended a run of three straight City victories in head-to-head clashes between these sides.
But Mauricio Pochettino’s side have really struggled on the road of late, losing six of their last seven away games. And there aren’t many tougher places to go than the Etihad.
City have won 12 consecutive home games, scoring 49 goals and only conceding three during that run.
Man City: Ederson; Walker, Stones, Laporte, Mendy; Fernandinho, D. Silva, De Bruyne; B. Silva, Jesus, Sterling
Tottenham: Lloris; Alderweireld, Sanchez, Vertonghen; Trippier, Sissoko, Winks, Rose; Eriksen; Son Heung-min, Moura
Pep Guardiola went with two holding midfielders in the first leg and his team were unusually hesitant. He’ll go back to the tried and tested 4-3-3 here, but Gabriel Jesus could start in attack. Sergio Aguero hasn’t looked right since returning from injury.
Guardiola tends to make room for Bernardo Silva nowadays, with Leroy Sane’s speed a potent weapon coming from the bench.
Pochettino doesn’t have as much room to manoeuvre. He’s without Kane, Eric Dier, Serge Aurier and Erik Lamela. Dele Alli is a doubt too.
Son Heung-min will lead the line, with Lucas Moura likely to provide support after getting a hat-trick at the weekend.
Spurs’ slim lead doesn’t give them much of a cushion to sit on it. They’ll likely need to score at least once to reach the last four.
City will control possession, but Son and Moura could cause real problems on the counter.
Kevin De Bruyne could be the key man for City. After sitting out most of the first leg, he’ll want to make up for lost time. Spurs will need Mousa Sissoko to keep a close eye on the Belgian.
City will push their full-backs on too. With Spurs likely to field three central defenders, the space will be in wide areas. If Raheem Sterling and Silva keep Kieran Trippier and Danny Rose busy, there could be plenty of room to exploit.
There’s 17/4 about the draw.
Spurs can’t afford to sit back, so we go 17/10 for Man City and Both Teams to Score.
All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.