Manchester City v Tottenham Predictions & Betting Odds – 17th April 2019

City to complete the comeback

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Manchester City v Tottenham Betting Tips – Champions League, 17th April 8.00pm

Can the Citizens turn this time around? They face a 1-0 deficit in this quarter-final tie after their visit to Tottenham in the first leg. Spurs were easily the better of the two sides in London, but it’s going to be a long night for Tottenham up north as Manchester City are likely to come back hard at them. Plenty of life left in this one. Read our predictions for Manchester City v Tottenham.

Manchester City v Tottenham Betting Odds*

Manchester City 2/7
Draw 19/4
Tottenham 9/1
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on April 13th, 2019 at 4:57 p.m.)

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Manchester City News and Form

The Citizens have to come from behind in this time as they trail 1-0. In the first leg, City missed an early penalty, a fantastic chance to get the less up and running. This is Manchester City’s third last-eight tie in the last four seasons. Their most recent was against Liverpool in last season’s quarterfinals where the Citizens lost. So that’s five games played and five lost by Man City in Europe against other English teams. In those five games, Manchester City have scored just the one goal. City’s home record in all competitions this season is W23 L2 – winning each of the last 11.

City have produced their two biggest European successes this season in the Champions League, a 6-0 win over Shakhtar Donetsk and a 7-0 win over Schalke. They have totalled up sixteen goals in their four home fixtures so far in this Champions League campaign. They have won half of their last 14 European fixtures, losing six. They did lose back on matchday one at home against Lyon, but then won six of their next seven games before that loss against Spurs. City have won only two of the seven UEFA competition ties in which they lost the away first leg. Manchester City are the top scorers in this season’s UEFA Champions League with 26 goals.

 

Key-Facts – Manchester City v Tottenham

  • Manchester City have lost all five games in Europe against English teams
  • The Citizens have scored 16 goals in 4 UCL home games this season
  • Spurs have won 5 of 19 away games in Europe

 

Tottenham News and Form

In the head to head between Manchester City and Spurs in all competitions, they have both earned 61 wins, playing out 35 draws between them. In English domestic knockout football, Spurs have won nine of the teams’ 14 ties – including five of the last six. So they know their way around knockout ties alright, which could be handy for this, their fourth all-English European tie, (their first in 46 years). Their record from those previous ties are W1 L2. In the knockout stages of the Champions League, Spurs have a W2 D1 L1 record. In this season’s group stage, they only took two points from their three away games.

But in the last round, they went to Borussia Dortmund and got a good win for themselves to set up this clash with Man City. Overall Spurs have only won five of their last 19 European away games (D7 L7). But Tottenham have won 17 of the 19 ties in UEFA competition in which they won the home first leg. There is no Harry Kane available for them after he was injured in the first leg of this contest. Their one previous quarterfinal appearance in the Champions League happened eight years ago. Tottenham have won just four of their last nine matches in all competitions, each of the defeats in that sequence happening away from home.

Manchester City v Tottenham Tips & Odds

Man City to win & both teams to score at 6/4
Under 3.5 goals at 4/6
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on April 13th, 2019 at 4:57 p.m.)

Manchester City v Tottenham Predictions

Manchester City to win: Manchester city will see a one-goal lead as not insurmountable and they have to play a lot better than they did down in London. With the home crowd behind them and probably a much stronger starting lineup, the Citizens can complete the turnaround. Manchester City to win.


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