Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City clash in the first leg of an all-English quarter-final in the Champions League tonight. Spurs are looking to qualify for the semi-final for the first time ever while City will be looking to continue with their quest for an unprecedented quadruple. You can bet on the Champions League here.
Spurs host City in their first quarter-final tie since 2011 which will be played in their newly opened stadium. This is certainly a huge mountain to climb for Mauricio Pochettino’s side, who have lost their last four matches in a row against favourites City. However, Spurs have always taken the game to City and we shouldn’t expect anything different.
City, on the other hand, are on course for an unparalleled quadruple. Last year, they fell just short at this stage against eventual finalists Liverpool. This year, they look more formidable and hosts Spurs will have to be on their game if they are to stifle City over two legs.
The visitors have been in fine form lately and are unbeaten in their last five away games. City have won 14 straight matches (including their Carabao Cup final win on penalties). Spurs are unbeaten in their last six competitive home games. In fact, they have only lost two of their last 15 home matches as well; winning seven of their last nine at home in the Champions League. Therefore, you can back an Away Win at odds of 1.85 or an Away Double Chance at odds of 1.25.
Four of the last five matches between these two teams in all competitions has seen three or more goals scored. With the quality on both teams offensively, a high scoring end to end encounter is on the cards and you can back Over 2.5 Goals at odds of 1.70.
Manchester City have kept only two clean sheets in their last five matches in the Champions League while Spurs have kept three in their last ten matches in the competition. Both have found the back of the net in their last five matches in Europe’s top club competition. This makes odds of 1.60 for Both Teams to Score attractive.
Eric Dier and Erik Lamela will miss this match due to injury while Serge Aurier and Fernando Llorente are the only other doubts.
Claudio Bravo and Oleksandr Zinchenko are the only missing players for the English champions while Fabian Delph, Benjamin Mendy and Kyle Walker may not be involved.
Tottenham: Lloris, Trippier, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Rose, Sissoko, Alli, Eriksen, Son, Winks, Kane
Man City: Ederson, Danilo, Stones, Kompany, Laporte, De Bruyne, Fernandinho, Silva, Bernardo, Aguero, Sterling