Manchester City vs Tottenham betting tips: Champions League match preview & predictions

Heung-min Son

Manchester City vs Tottenham 101 Great Goals prediction: Manchester City 2-1 Tottenham

Heung-min Son’s late strike at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium means it is advantage Spurs heading into the second leg.

Manchester City have been left in a compromising position having failed to secure an away goal.

Pep Guardiola may also be forced to juggle with his squad with one eye on Saturday’s crucial Premier League fixture.

Although, they face a Tottenham side without top goal scorer Harry Kane who is injured.

Mauricio Pochettino will be hoping Heung-min Son and Lucas Moura will be able to step up in Kane’s absence.

Harry Kane

LONDON, ENGLAND – APRIL 09: Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur is helped down the tunnel after going down injured during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final first leg match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on April 09, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

Manchester City vs Tottenham betting tips: Who will win?

Manchester City are at 3/10 to win on the night and 4/6 to reach the semi-finals.

The draw between the two sides on the night is at 5/1 with bet365.

Tottenham Hotspur claiming a famous win on the night is at 10/1 and they are at 11/10 to reach the next round.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 10: Raheem Sterling of Manchester City celebrates after scoring his team’s first goal as David Luiz and Kepa Arrizabalaga of Chelsea react during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Chelsea FC at Etihad Stadium on February 10, 2019 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Champions League preview: Manchester City vs Tottenham

Sergio Aguero’s missed penalty leaves Manchester City in a tricky position with no away goal.

Tottenham scoring at the Etihad would mean that Guardiola’s side would need to respond with three.

Given Spurs’ defensive masterclass in Dortmund – that could prove a tough task.

At Spurs’ new ground City failed to play in their usual free-flowing style with question marks over their fitness.

The defending champions have faced a hectic schedule as they look to win a historic quadruple.

Pep Guardiola is now faced with a real selection dilemma as again his side host Tottenham on Saturday, this time in the Premier League.

With Liverpool in hot pursuit, any slip up could prove costly in their bid to defend their title.

Can Tottenham cope with Kane?

As Tottenham looked to see off Dortmund in Germany during the previous round, Kane proved crucial.

His leadership up front and his clinical edge to finish one of the very few chances which he was fed saw Spurs over the line.

Like the Westfalenstadion, the Etihad will be a place Pochettino’s side are unlikely to see much of the ball, meaning the striker’s presence will be missed.

With Kane, Tottenham have won just 20 of the 35 Champions League and Premier League fixtures in which he has featured.

Without the 25-year-old, Spurs have won all five games, against Leicester City, Newcastle United, Watford, Fulham and Borussia Dortmund (first leg at Wembley).

Heung-min Son has particularly stepped up when Kane has been out, netting four in four.

Meanwhile, Lucas Moura netted his first hat-trick in English football on Saturday and is showing good form ahead of Wednesday.

DORTMUND, GERMANY – MARCH 05: Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur reacts to a missed chance during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 Second Leg match between Borussia Dortmund and Tottenham Hotspur at Westfalen Stadium on March 05, 2019 in Dortmund, North Rhine-Westphalia. (Photo by Alex Grimm/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Champions League review: Tottenham 1-0 Manchester City

Heung-min Son made it two goals in two appearances at the new stadium to hand Spurs a slender lead over Manchester City.

Crucially, Pochettino’s side managed to keep City at bay in order to deny them an away goal.

Hugo Lloris produced a wonderful save from Sergio Aguero’s spot-kick in what they hope will be a defining moment in the quarter-final tie.

Manchester City team news vs Tottenham

Bernardo Silva returned from a hamstring injury on the weekend to hand Pep Guardiola a huge boost.

The Portuguese midfielder has been key for his side this term and back after missing the first-leg.

Fabian Delph and Fernandinho are slight doubts and face fitness tests ahead of Wednesday.

Sergio Aguero is expected to be fit to start against Spurs despite concern over his withdrawal at Selhurst Park.

Tottenham team news vs Manchester City

Tottenham will, of course, be without Harry Kane after his ankle injury in the first-leg.

The 25-year-old is expected to miss the remainder of the season after suffering his fifth ankle injury in the last four years.

Fernando Llorente is a slight concern for Spurs having picked up a knock against Huddersfield Town.

The Spaniard is now a slight doubt for the clash at the Etihad.

Tottenham look well short of quality in central midfield with Harry Winks ruled out of the tie.

To compound matters, Dele Alli will have to play in a cast after fracturing his hand in the first leg. Dele missed the first leg and will likely play only due to the importance of this match and simply as Spurs have very few options.

A midfield duo of the revitalised Moussa Sissoko and forgotten man Victor Wanyama could be virtually the only option available to Mauricio Pochettino.

Spurs do have one returnee from their injury list: Erik Lamela. Due to the absences in midfield, the Argentine could well be involved off the bench.

Serge Aurier and Eric Dier remain sidelined for the second leg.

Manchester City predicted line-up vs Tottenham

Manchester City predicted line-up vs Tottenham

Tottenham predicted line-up vs Manchester City

Tottenham predicted line-up vs Manchester City

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All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.

Back Manchester City at 5/1 or Tottenham at 66/1 to win the CL 2nd leg!