Man City v Tottenham Betting Preview, Odds & Tips | 17/04/19
Anthony Olsson (@Ant_olsson93) previews Manchester City vs Tottenham Hotspur and provides us with his best bets for Wednesday’s Champions League clash by analysing team news, potential line-ups, head-to-head, key stats and facts and more.
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Manchester City v Tottenham Hotspur Betting Preview, Odds & Tips
- Date: 17/04/19
- Time: 20:00
- Venue: Ethiad
- Channel: BT Sport 1
Manchester City face Tottenham on Wednesday night in what could be one the of the great Champions League match ups in recent history. City are 1-0 down in the tie and they’ll need to produce a top display if they are to overcome a terrific Spurs side.
City are chasing the Quadruple this season and a home game against Spurs provides them with a perfect opportunity to carry that challenge on. A repeat of their previous encounter at the Etihad would see City progress comfortably. The home side haven’t had it all their own way this season in the champions league and they have been susceptible to conceding goals in this season’s competition.
Spurs will be without main striker, Harry Kane, who is out with another ankle injury, but they’ll be buoyed by the performance that they put in the rest of the game against City and the Premier League game against Huddersfield at the weekend. They’ll look to the likes of Lucas Moura, Son and Dele Ali to help lead the way in a game which could go end to end for most of the match.
City are waiting to check on the fitness of Fabian Delph and Fernandinho. The pair started the first leg at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, but missed the weekend's clash against Crystal Palace.
Pep Guardiola surprised fans when he started with Riyad Mahrez in the away leg – favouring the Algerian over Leroy Sane. However, the German winger impressed in Sunday victory at Selhurst Park and even chipped in with an assist for Raheem Sterling, which may earn the 23-year-old a starting spot on Wednesday.
Spurs will be without Harry Kane with the striker suffering from and ankle injury. Dele Alli and Harry Winks are facing late fitness tests, though both are expected to be available.
Potential Manchester City Starting XI: Ederson; Walker, Stones, Laporte, Delph; Fernandinho, Silva, Bernardo; Sterling, Sane, Aguero.
Potential Tottenham Hotspur Starting XI: Lloris; Trippier, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Rose; Sissoko, Winks, Eriksen; Alli, Son, Moura.
Head To Head
- The first leg victory was the London side's only win in the last five meetings between the two clubs, with City winning the previous three.
- The last time these two met at the Etihad was in December 2017, where City ran out emphatic 4-1 winners.
Key Stats & Facts
- Spurs have scored at least one goal in each of their previous four visits to the Etihad.
- City have only won two of their seven UEFA competition ties in which they lost the away leg first.
- Barcelona 3/10
- Draw 13/5/
- Spurs 10/1
This game could be one of the best of the season and if it is City that are to come out on top then the odds for the Quadruple will shorten considerably. Spurs do stand in the way and they are a formidable opponent in a game that should suit them. They’ll be able to set up on the counter attack and use the pace of Ali and Son up front to trouble City’s backline like the first-leg.
City’s approach to the first leg was questioned by many a fan and pundit and it’ll be interesting to see how they set up here. They’ll be confident of scoring goals but they’ll also need to keep it tight at the back as a Spurs goal changes the complexion of the game. The situation of the game should suit Spurs and I think both teams to score at 11/10 (Betvictor) is a good way to go.
City are heavy favourites in this game and they are bets priced 1/3 (Betway) to win this game with Spurs 10/1 (Bet365) to gain a famous victory at the Etihad. This might come back to bite me but I can’t see why Spurs are as big as 10/1 to win at the Etihad, I know they don’t have a great record there losing on their last 2 visits but they’ll come into the game with a lead to protect. I think keeping Spurs onside on Wednesday is a good option and Spurs or Draw in the double chance market is 139/50 (Marathon Bet). Spurs have had a strong campaign in the tournament this year and have performed well away from home against Dortmund and Barcelona. I’d fancy them to put in another good performance here and give me a good run for my money.
City do possess a lot of talent and they are certainly capable of winning this tie. They’ll look to their inform man, Raheem Sterling, to put in another top performance on Wednesday. Sterling has 6 goals in his last 8 matches in all competitions and this will be the stage when he is needed the most. Sterling is 5/4 to score at any time in the match and with his current form you’d have to say he has a great chance of doing that again.