Tottenham vs Manchester City UEFA Champions League Odds & Pick.

Tottenham vs Manchester City UEFA Champions League Odds & Pick

Written by on April 8, 2019

It’s an all-English Premier League matchup in this Champions League quarterfinal as Tottenham Hotspur hosts Manchester City in the first leg on Tuesday. Man City is favored to steal a road win and hosts the second leg next week. The winner faces either Ajax or Juventus in the semifinals. Bet on this match now at MyBookie Sportsbook.

Tottenham vs Manchester City UEFA Champions League Odds & Pick

Why Bet on Tottenham?

The Spurs advanced to the quarterfinals by taking out German side Borussia Dortmund in the Round of 16. Tottenham won the first leg 3-0 and then the second 1-0. Superstar Harry Kane had the lone goal in that one.

Tottenham comes off a 2-0 win last Wednesday against Crystal River in the Spurs’ first game in their new stadium. That was only Spurs’ second win in their last seven matches (D1 L4) – all those defeats coming away from home.

Having moved out of their historic old stadium in May 2017, Tottenham have played at Wembley Stadium for nearly two seasons after building issues caused a six-month delay to their new arena. Tottenham’s worst slump in Mauricio Pochettino’s five years in charge — one point from five games — had seen his side’s outside shot at the title replaced by the fear of being swallowed by the chasing pack in the race for a top-four spot. Son Heung-min and Christian Eriksen had goals vs. Crystal River as Spurs moved back into third in the EPL.

Pochettino claimed his side “can achieve more” in their new 62,000-seat home but Kevin De Bruyne said they would still be the same dangerous opponent, even if they were playing at Wembley for this match against Manchester City.

“I don’t care about the stadium, I care about the team we play,” the Belgium midfielder said. “Everybody talks about the stadium like it’s something special — everybody has a stadium, everybody has supporters. They’ll be up for it.

City manager Pep Guardiola believes Spurs have a small advantage as his side have played twice since their opponents’ last game, as City chase an unprecedented Quadruple. It’s the first time these sides have met in the Champions League.

However, Spurs have some injury concerns. Serge Aurier has not played since suffering a hamstring injury in Ivory Coast’s 3-0 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying win against Rwanda on 23 March. Erik Lamela, who has not played since the round of 16-second leg at Borussia Dortmund, has a hamstring injury.

Expected Line-up

  • 1-H. Lloris
  • 5-J. Vertonghen
  • 4-T. Alderweireld
  • 24-S. Aurier
  • 33-B. Davies
  • 6-D. Sánchez
  • 17-M. Sissoko
  • 23-C. Eriksen
  • 8-H. Winks
  • 7-Son Heung-Min
  • 10-H. Kane

Why Bet on Manchester City?

While Spurs are in the Champions League quarterfinals for the first time since their sole previous appearance eight years ago, this is City’s third last-eight tie in the past four seasons – and a second successive contest at this stage against a fellow English club.

Man City sits second in the Premier League standings. It beat Schalke in the Round of 16 of the Champions League, winning the second leg a whopping 7-0. The team comes off a 1-0 win over Brighton in the FA Cup final on Saturday. Benjamin Mendy made his first start since November. The 24-year-old has suffered two significant knee injuries since his move from Monaco in 2017.

City boss Pep Guardiola has a choice to make at full-back for Tuesday’s match after Kyle Walker suffered a hamstring injury against Brighton to join Oleksandr Zinchenko and Fabian Delph on the injury list. Sergio Aguero could miss out at Tottenham, with Guardiola revealing that the Argentina international has not trained since picking up a knock in last weekend’s win at Fulham. That could give another opportunity to Gabriel Jesus, who scored the winner against Brighton.

Tottenham vs Manchester City is going to be a close one.

The Citizens are the leading scorers in this season’s Champions League with 26 goals. City have won 21 of their last 23 games in all competitions, losing one – they have scored 72 goals in that run, conceding only 11. In 156 competitive meetings vs. Tottenham, City have won 61 to Spurs’ 60, with 35 draws – although City have won the last three fixtures between the sides.

In this season’s Premier League, a sixth-minute Riyad Mahrez goal proved enough for City to pick up three points against Spurs at Wembley on October 29 October. The league game at the City of Manchester Stadium is scheduled for April 20. In English domestic knockout football, Spurs have won nine of the teams’ 14 ties – including five of the last six.

City have played four previous games against English clubs in European competition and lost them all. Gabriel Jesus’s early goal in the quarter-final second leg against Liverpool 12 months ago is the only one they have managed in those four fixtures, with seven conceded. City’s best UEFA Champions League performance was reaching the 2015/16 semifinals.

Guardiola has lost just two of his 14 managerial contests with Mauricio Pochettino (W8 D4); the pair also crossed paths as coaches in Spain with Barcelona and Espanyol respectively.

Expected Line-up

  • 31-Ederson Moraes
  • 2-K. Walker
  • 3-Danilo
  • 14-A. Laporte
  • 21-David Silva
  • 8-İ. Gündoğan
  • 35-O. Zinchenko
  • 20-Bernardo Silva
  • 10-S. Agüero
  • 7-R. Sterling
  • 19-L. Sané

Expert Final Score Prediction for Tottenham vs Manchester City

Tottenham 1 – Manchester City 1