Manchester City vs Tottenham: Predictions, Betting Tips & Odds
Wednesday, April 17th, 2019 @15:00
City of Manchester Stadium
Quarter Final Leg 2/2
Tottenham hold the narrowest of advantages as they head to the Etihad Stadium looking to end Manchester City’s hopes of an unprecedented quadruple.
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola drew criticism for playing a weaker side than normal in the first leg at the new White Hart Lane.
The citizens paid the price too as Tottenham’s Son Heung-min fired the Lilywhites to a 1-0 victory.
However, the tie is only at its half time stage and despite trailing by a single goal, City are still favourites with popular sportsbooks to qualify for the last four.
That is testament to the way Guardiola’s side have been playing and dominating English football over the last 18 months.
The Citizens find themselves fighting on all four trophy fronts and that can act as added motivation and potentially a hinderance.
Hence the reason City’s former Barca boss put his faith in his squad, but there will be no such repeat at the Etihad.
City have won six of their last seven Champions League home games and have won seven of their last eight at home against Tottenham.
Expect a fiery encounter but City to repeat their 3-1 Premier League win over Spurs from 12 months ago.
Manchester City to win and both teams to score
This is the best way to get match result value with top betting sites because Spurs have scored in all of their last three away games and City have not lost at home since the 22nd December.
Manchester City to lead 2-0 at the break
City have score exactly two goals in the first half in two of the last four games whilst Spurs have not scored a first half goal since March 9.
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Head to Head
Son Heung-min fired Tottenham to a 1-0 lead at the new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in the first leg.
However, that was the first Spurs win over City since October 2016.
Tottenham’s last visit to the Etihad saw them lose 4-1 in the Premier League back in December 2017 with a Raheem Sterling double stealing the show.
Overall, Manchester City have claimed 61 wins over the Lilywhites with Spurs also boasting 61 wins and a total of 35 draws across all competitions.
- Tottenham’s last win at the Etihad came on Valentine’s Day in 2016 during a Premier League encounter.
- Manchester City have won six out of their last seven home Champions League games.
- If Tottenham qualify for the last four, it will be he first time they have ever reached the semi-final of the Champions League in its modern incarnation.
- Both sides have won 61 times against each other in all competitions.
- The quarter-final first leg was the first time Manchester City had failed to score in a Champions League game this season.