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Although the Tottenham Hotspur Football Club had every reason to celebrate, they did not feel like partying after their 1-0 home win in the UEFA Champions League quarter-final first leg against Manchester City. The reason was the injury of Harry Kane, who had to be replaced after an hour or so with ankle pain. Meanwhile, it is clear that the striker of the English national team has suffered a ligament injury and probably will not be used this season. As a result, the most successful striker will miss the Spurs on Wednesday in the eagerly awaited return leg at Etihad Stadium. In the quarter-final second leg between Manchester City and Tottenham betting odds – certainly for this reason – beat out very much in favor of the home side.
The Citizens are faced with the by no means easy task of catching the 0-1 deficit of a week ago and fixing a victory with at least two goals advantage. Especially dangerous is the starting position, especially because even a Spurs-hit in a foreign country would cause the Guardiola-Elf must bugsieren at least three times the ball into the opponent’s housing. Because City so far presented outstandingly in front of their home crowd in the calendar year 2019 and won all nine matches, sometimes even high, in the match between Manchester City and Tottenham a prediction on the favored reigning English champions is absolutely obvious.
Although the first leg was lost to Tottenham for Manchester City, the odds for the Champions League overall winner continue to show that Pep Guardiola’s team have the best chance. Only FC Barcelona, who won 1-0 at Manchester United last week and are already one-and-a-half in the semi-finals, will be offered even lower prices than the reigning English champions, who will face off the uncomfortable Spurs on Wednesday night To catch up, to catch up in the semi-final round. That the Star Ensemble from Manchester is absolutely trustworthy, but is out of the question. In the 2019 calendar year, the “Skyblues” received only two defeats in 24 competitive matches and are also in excellent shape. Sergio Aguero and Co. won 15 of the last 16 matches. In the Premier League alone, the front-runner, who continues to sit a counter in front of Liverpool, is in succession after nine successes. Interesting: Seven of those nine wins were bagged with at least two goals difference. This apparent dominance leads us to believe that Wednesday City’s quarter-final return match will also see Manchester City vs. Canada. Tottenham could tip the tip on a handicap triumph of the sky blue.
What often goes wrong when assessing ManCity’s prospects in the current European Cup season is that Europe’s currently perhaps strongest player in Europe has made it to the premier semifinals only once (2015/2016). In addition, the Sheikh club has so far lost all five knockout duels against English opponents on an international level. Only in 1: 2 in the last season against Liverpool the Skyblues managed a goal of their own. To make matters worse, the balance after losing first matches is also expandable. In just two out of the seven matches in which ManCity lost in the first leg in UEFA competition, they still managed to turn the tables in the second leg. The last successful show of strength in this respect, however, dates from the year 1970. Historically and statistically expected the co-favorites on the Henkel pot, which, moreover, only seven of the past 13 Champions League games victorious designed (six defeats), so a mammoth task Although the aforementioned impressions from last week should naturally encourage the fans at Etihad Stadium to make the leap into the semi-finals, coach Pep Guardiola can still dream of his third triumph in the premier class after 2009 and 2011 (with Barcelona).
In terms of tactics, we assume that the Citizens take the scepter from the start and develop numerous bullet options. The sooner the first goal is scored for the hosts, the more likely our Manchester City vs. Tottenham’s prediction to prove a sovereign home win as right. Personally, with the exception of replacement keeper Claudio Bravo, all men are available. Smaller question marks are behind the stakes of Sergio Aguero and Oleksandr Zinchenko. Whether Ilkay Gündogan will emerge after his dubious comments after the first leg from the start, may also be doubted.
Although Tottenham Hotspur Football Club’s new home venue has not been officially opened for 14 days, the built-up football temple in northeast London, on White Hart Lane, has proven to be a lucky charm for the Lilywhites. In the Premier League, the Spurs won both home games at the new stadium against Crystal Palace (2-0) and Huddersfield Town (4-0) and also in the Champions League saw the arena with a good 60,000 spectators a first highlight, as the capital club before a week ago defeated the reigning English champions ManCity 1-0. This first leg result offers coach Mauricio Pochettino’s team all the opportunities to make it to the top four teams in the premier class for the first time in club history. The anticipation for the second leg is huge at the club with the rooster in the coat of arms, although the leaders are of course aware of how complicated the task in Etihad Stadium will be. The goal of the guests will have to be to score an away goal to further improve their good starting position. It is anything but unlikely that Tottenham will be able to score in a foreign country, as Hyeung Min Son and Co. have met in all nine Champions League games this season. Better still: only in four of the 50 competitive games remained the Spurs without their own goal.
In order to make a suitable prediction in the return match between Manchester City and Tottenham, however, it should be mentioned that the Londoners are to be rated a little weaker in the stranger than in front of the home fans. The 1-0 in the second round in Dortmund was in the fourth attempt the first away win in the current European Cup season. Before that, Lilywhites of Barcelona and Eindhoven drew while the match at Inter Milan was lost. In fact, the Spurs won only five of the last 19 international guest appearances (seven bankruptcies, seven draws). In the Premier League hailed last four away games in a row. Hugo Lloris always conceded at least two goals. The last triple in the distance is dated at the national level thus from the 20th of January 2019. Away strength looks different! It’s quite possible that these weaknesses in opposing places may be the Manchester City vs. Tottenham odds have influenced the bookmaker.
Another argument to justify the bets on the hosts in the upcoming second leg, are the numerous failures of the capital city. Eric Dier, Vincent Janssen, Harry Kane and Eric Lamela will all have to pass due to injury. Especially the absence of Dier and Kane can hardly be compensated for in the generally well-rehearsed collective of the current Premier League third party. Should additionally Dele Alli, Serge Aurier or Harry Winks, behind the inserts a question mark, fail, it would probably need a small miracle to realize the move to the semifinals.
Manchester City vs Tottenham head to head matches
09.04.19 CL Tottenham Manchester City 1 : 0
29.10.18 PL Tottenham Manchester City 0 : 1
14.04.18 PL Tottenham Manchester City 1 : 3
16.12.17 PL Manchester City Tottenham 4 : 1
29.07.17 ICC Manchester City Tottenham 3 : 0