Manchester City vs Tottenham / Champions League – English duel in the quarter-finals of the Champions League didn’t go without surprises as Manchester City was regarded as a favourite to win but Tottenham won by 1-0. The Spurs played at home and that was the only advantage they had, so they should be happy for victory with a clean sheet. Manchester City fans are definitely disappointed but there is rematch where everything can be rectified. In the meantime, both teams triumphed in the league, while their last head-to-head played in Manchester had ended as the City’s victory 4-1.
Manchester City vs Tottenham begins 17.04.2019 at 21:00 CET
Fans of reigning champion of England hadn’t expected that their team will lose the 1st leg to Tottenham, and it was especially surprising that they haven’t scored a goal. The City had an excellent chance to do so already at the beginning of match when Aguero missed penalty. If he scored the match would probably went into different direction and the City would have a better situation. Now, they have to play at top level both in attack and defence.
One scored goal would make the situation more complicated but Manchester City has strong enough team to score several goals against anyone. After away match with Tottenham they met Crystal Palace in the league and they again had to be maximally focuses due to race with Liverpool for the champion title. They dominated the match; Sterling scored two goals but then they received one and played in fear till reservist G. Jesus scored the third goal for Manchester City. No player is injured and Jesus will be refreshment in the team.
Probable lineups Manchester City: Ederson – Walker, Stones, Laporte, Zinchenko – de Bruyne, Fernandinho, D. Silva – B. Silva, G. Jesus, Sterling
Tottenham must be overjoyed with outcome of the 1st leg as they won with a clean sheet. Before the match they would sign a blank paper just for any victory but these 1-0 provides a very good chance to eliminate the great favourite. They did have luck, or more precisely excellent goalkeeper Lloris who even managed to defend the City’s penalty. Tottenham was later on rewarded with a goal that Son scored in the finish of match. Points won in the Premier League are important for Tottenham too as they want to qualify for the Champions League next season. Last weekend Tottenham had a bit easier task given that they faced Huddersfield.
Despite many changes in the team the Spurs routinely won by 4-0. Players who otherwise are not in the foreground have resolved all dilemmas as Waynam scored the first goal after which Lucak Moura sunk the guests with his hat trick. Manager Pochettino deliberately rested several payers but some were absent due to injuries. First of all it is the team’s first striker H. Kane who has finished the season and that is the biggest handicap compared to the first match with Manchester City. Dele Alli is questionable for the rematch and if he is not ready L. Moura will replace him.
Probable lineups Tottenham: Lloris – Alderweireld, D. Sanchez, Vertonghen – Trippier, Sissoko, Winks, Rose – Eriksen, Dele Alli (L. Moura) – Son
Manchester City vs Tottenham PICK
The match could easily open up as Manchester City must attack due to backlog it has, but if they score a goal Tottenham must fight back, which is why we expect to see an open match that should end up with a bit more goals than usual.
Pick: over 3 goals
Odds: 1.75 at bethard (down to 1.65 can be played)
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