Tottenham vs Manchester City
Europe – Champions League
Date: Tuesday, 9th April 2019
Kick-off at 20.00 UK/ 21.00 CET
Venue: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium (London).
Both these teams are under siege as far as their league ambitions are concerned. Spurs are battling rejuvenated Manchester United and Arsenal sides, and the determined Chelsea, for the two remaining Champions League spots, after Liverpool and Manchester City will be taking the first two.
Just three points separate the rest four of the traditional top-six, and with just six match-days remaining in the competition, Mauricio Pochettino and his boys are under immense pressure to deliver.
On top of that, they have been pitted with maybe the best team in Europe right now, Pep’s City, in the last eight of the Champions League. The City Blues have to deal with the relentless march of Liverpool to the league title, and cannot afford to relax as well.
This match will surely be the most fierce of the four scheduled in this round of the tournament. City has struggled on the road once in a while, and especially in Europe.
Fans eagerly look forward if Spurs can take advantage of this particular weakness of the visitors.
Tottenham vs Manchester City Head-to-head (h2h)
- City won the last four games in a row.
- The last two matches were at this venue, and City recorded wins in both.
- Manchester scored three or more goals in three of the last four meetings, and two or more in four of the last five.
- Seven of the last eight encounters at this venue saw Spurs failing to keep a clean sheet.
Tottenham vs Manchester City Prediction
City and Spurs might be second and third in the league table respectively, but note that Manchester enjoys a mammoth 16-point lead over the other. Clearly a sign of who has been the better team over this last season.
Also, Spurs have had a disappointing campaign in the last few months, as far as their matches against the powerhouses of England are concerned. They failed to win against Arsenal, and lost against Chelsea (twice), Manchester United, Liverpool, etc, in the last several match-days.
Furthermore, City won the last four straight h2h encounters, the last two of which were at this venue. In addition, Tottenham has famously bottled several favorable opportunities in the past, especially against calm and composed sides like that of City.
Going on, Manchester has been in their juggernaut-mode for quite some time. They won the last 14 fixtures in a row, and 22 of the last 23 as well. On the road, they won the last seven games, and ten of the last eleven.
On the other hand, Spurs were winless in five of their last seven. Expect a win for the quadruple-chasing Pep Guardiola and his boys.
This home leg is all the saving grace Tottenham has left in Europe. They stand no chance at all to upset the all-conquering Manchester City at the Etihad. If they want to see something come out of their season-long hard work, the team needs to score this Tuesday.
An appearance in the semifinals will be a huge boost of confidence and self-esteem for the fans and the players as well. It seems unlikely they will achieve that, but for sure they will sweat blood on the pitch for it.
The team found the back of the net in 44 of their last 48 ties, and in 21 of their last 22. At home, the least what will be expected from them would be to not allow City to take the win without conceding. Count on the hosts to score.
Tottenham vs Manchester City Betting Tips
Manchester City to Win @ 1.83 (5/6)
Both Teams to Score @ 1.60 (3/5).