The first meeting between Manchester City and Tottenham on April 9 ended in favor of the Spurs with a score of 1-0 thanks to Heung-min Son’s goal. Now the teams will perform at Etihad in the second leg of the quarterfinal match.
Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino acknowledged the fact that despite their victory in the game against Manchester City last week, the Citizens are still the favorites to win the Champions League. This time, the Spurs will have to play without striker Harry Kane, who suffered an ankle injury in the first match, which may make it impossible to participate until the end of the season.
One hopes for Son Heung-min and, possibly, Lucas Rodrigues Moura da Silva, who are likely to play the role of attackers on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, Pep Guardiola, angered by the defeat of his side by Spurs in London, will bet on Kevin de Bruyne, the best player of the 2015 season in the Bundesliga.
Perhaps the fact that the Citizens want to keep up everywhere, participating simultaneously in the Premier League, FA Cup and Champions League noticeably fatigue players, time will tell.
The latest odds from top bookmakers:
- Man City – Tottenham
- Uefa Champions League
- Quarter-final, second leg
- Venue: Etihad Stadium
- Date: April 17, 2019
- Kick-off: 20:00 GMT