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Man City v Tottenham Betting Tips: Can City turn the tie around?

| 17.04.2019
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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…

Head-to-Head

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.

Likely XIs

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.  

Key Battles

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.

Match Odds

City are 3/10 to rack up another home win and 4/7 to qualify for the semi-finals.

Spurs find themselves back at 9/1 to win on the night. But that one-goal lead could make all the difference, as they’re a much slimmer 13/10 to qualify.

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.

And looking at the Goalscorer markets, Aguero is 14/5 favourite as first goalscorer, with Sterling and Jesus both at 7/2Son is 15/2 to open the scoring in this leg too for Spurs.

As for anytime scorers, Aguero is at 5/6Jesus at 11/10, with Sterling a 23/20 shotSon is Spurs’ likeliest scorer at 5/2, with Moura back at 4/1.  

View the latest Man City v Tottenham odds.

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All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.

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Miguel Assuncao