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

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

European football returns to N17 as Spurs look to take advantage of their new home.

Having christened Tottenham Hotspur Stadium with a win over Crystal Palace, Mauricio Pochettino will be hoping for another lift on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, Pep Guardiola will know that his dream of winning the Champions League with Manchester City is set for a stern test.

City have enjoyed a favourable ride to the quarter-finals this term but will have the chance to show what they’re made of when they travel to north London.

LONDON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 13: Son Heung-Min of Tottenham celebrates scoring to make it 1-0 during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 First Leg match between Tottenham Hotspur and Borussia Dortmund at Wembley Stadium on February 13, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Tottenham vs Manchester City betting tips: Who will win?

Tottenham are at 31/10 to win at their new stadium on Tuesday.

The draw between the two sides is at 14/5 with Bet 365.

Manchester City taking a lead back to the Etihad with a win is at 4/5.

This Champions League quarter-final first leg will be littered with players that could score the first goal.

Harry Kane, Sergio Aguero (if confirmed fit), Raheem Sterling and Heung Min Son will all fancy their chances.

With a fast start from the home side expected, Harry Kane seems the most likely option…

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – MARCH 12: Sergio Aguero of Manchester City celebrates after scoring his sides second goal during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 Second Leg match between Manchester City v FC Schalke 04 at Etihad Stadium on March 12, 2019 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Champions League preview: Tottenham vs Manchester City

For Tottenham, the prospect of playing at their new stadium could either make or break their chance of starting the tie with a flourish.

Whilst Tottenham have the ability to match any side in Europe on their day, they have the tendency to crumble under pressure.

The new stadium could hand Pochettino’s men a huge boost, but equally the pressure of the occasion could prove too much.

Wednesday saw a mixed atmosphere at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium with the noise going from being absolutely electric but turned flat as they went longer without a goal.

Spurs will be hoping that given the magnitude of the occasion the home support can spur the team on to victory.

Following their early blip in the competition, the north London club have performed a miraculous comeback to reach the last 8.

Having gone to Barcelona and Dortmund and gained results, Tottenham have begun to show signs of real progression under their manager.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – APRIL 03: Josep Guardiola, Manager of Manchester City looks on prior to the Premier League match between Manchester City and Cardiff City at Etihad Stadium on April 03, 2019 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

Manchester City looking to prove their ability in Europe

For as dominant as City have been in the Premier League, conquering Europe has so far proven a step too far.

Pep Guardiola will also know that his side will face their first major test in the competition as they travel to London.

Thus far, City have yet to show they have the skill-set required to negotiate their way through knockout football in Europe.

City will also know they have the better of Spurs, and will be cautious of avoiding a repeat of last season’s defeat to Liverpool at this stage.

LONDON, ENGLAND – MARCH 30: Sergio Aguero of Manchester City walks in before the Premier League match between Fulham FC and Manchester City at Craven Cottage on March 30, 2019 in London, United Kingdom.(Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Tottenham’s route to the Champions League quarter-finals

Manchester City’s route to the Champions League quarter-finals

Pep Guardiola knows how to beat Tottenham

A look at the recent record between these two sides shows that whilst just a few seasons ago Tottenham had a hold over Manchester City, this has reversed as Pep Guardiola’s side have dominated English football.

Spurs posted three successive wins over City between September 2015 and October 2016.

These were significant victories for Tottenham at the time. The 4-1 home win which kicked this run off, really announced Spurs as a force under Mauricio Pochettino.

Then came the 2-1 win at the Etihad for Spurs that propelled them into a title race with Leicester.

The final match of this trio of wins was a 2-0 victory over Pep Guardiola’s side, without Harry Kane, at the start of the Spaniard’s spell as manager of Manchester City.

Since then, it has been all City. The 2-2 draw at Manchester City in January 2017 was seriously one-sided and Spurs rode their luck to come from 2-0 down.

Manchester City have since posted victories of 4-1, 3-1 and 1-0, two of them at Wembley Stadium.

Also crucial to this run was the sale of Kyle Walker to Manchester City from Spurs.

There has been a sea change when these two sides play each other. Will Mauricio Pochettino work out a way to reverse the trend?

LONDON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 24: Kyle Walker of Manchester City reacts during the Carabao Cup Final between Chelsea and Manchester City at Wembley Stadium on February 24, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Tottenham team news vs Manchester City

Pochettino will once again be able to select his favoured front four of Kane, Dele, Son and Eriksen on Tuesday.

The quartet have started just seven times this season for Spurs.

Fernando Llorente is set to return having suffered a concussion in training.

However, Eric Dier, Erik Lamela and Serge Aurier are all expected to remain sidelined due to injury.

Manchester City team news vs Tottenham

Guardiola made several changes for City’s semi-final tie against Brighton and Hove Albion.

Sergio Aguero could return to the line-up but is a slight doubt and will be assessed ahead of the Champions League clash.

The Argentine returned to training on Sunday having been missing with a muscle strain.

Kyle Walker is also a doubt with a hamstring problem which saw him withdrawn at half-time vs the Seagulls.

In the pre-match press conference, Guardiola said: “I think Kyle [Walker] feels a little better and I think Benjamin [Mendy] recovered quite well. The doctor didn’t tell me the opposite. I think they will be possible contenders for tomorrow.”

Oleksandr Zinchenko, Fabian Delph and Claudio Bravo are all expected to miss Tuesday’s game.

Tottenham predicted line-up vs Manchester City

Tottenham predicted line-up vs Manchester City

Manchester City predicted line-up vs Tottenham

Manchester City predicted line-up vs Tottenham

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

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Back Tottenham at 80/1 or Man City at 20/1 to win the Champions League 1st leg!