Tottenham – Manchester City Betting Tip (09.04.2019)
Statistics, Prediction and Betting Tip with the best odds for the Champions League game between Tottenham and Manchester City. In-depth analysis with head-to-head comparison and current performance from the football expert.
Tottenham vs Manchester City | Prediction, Betting Tips & Odds
This is the first of three direct clashes these two teams will have in the next 11 days. Besides Champions League meetings, the Spurs and the Citizens will meet in the Premiership, but after CL contests. It’s been a while since Mauricio Pochettino’s boys defeated Sky-Blues, and their fans are eager to see some success against big rivals. But City looks unreal at the moment, and their form is at the peak. The way this team handles all the opponents is simply fascinating. Right now they are unstoppable. But Champions League often brings surprises, especially when two English clubs meet.
Match Preview Tottenham vs Manchester City
Tottenham was just too strong for Borussia Dortmund in the round of 16. The first game at Wembley ended 3-0 for the Spurs who also posted a win in Germany, 0-1. The Millionaires couldn’t do anything against Kane and the boys. Meanwhile, City also had an opponent from Germany, Schalke 04. The Miners were an easy task for Guardiola’s machinery, and the Citizens scored 10 goals in two games, allowing only 3. A demolition at Etihad, 7-0, is one of the highest, if not the highest, margin at this stage of the competition.
Things haven’t been great for Tottenham in recent times, especially when looking at the results in the Premiership. After five in a row without a win they managed to defeat Crystal Palace in the latest encounter, 2-0, but the situation regarding the Champions League spot is now very disturbing for all of their fans. Instead of chasing the title, or at least securing the place No.3 in the standings, Tottenham got into the position to fight for that, and have chances to be outside top 4. What is very characteristic for them, is the fact that they play games with moderate efficiency. Seven of latest nine saw two or three goals.
Form Manchester City
Guardiola’s team has 14 straight wins. When looking just road games, they haven’t allowed a single goal in four of the previous five events. The statistics for latest five contests goes like this, five wins, four clean sheets, 15 scored goals, only 2 allowed. But there is one more thing to be added. City decreased the tempo of play in each of the last three games. As soon as they get the lead, De Bruyne and the rest of the midfielders start to slow down the tempo to preserve energy. So this isn’t anywhere near their maximum. We’re pretty sure that against Tottenham there aren’t going to be any calculations.
Tottenham vs Manchester City | Latest Team News
Tottenham has many questionable players. Eric Dier, Serge Aurier, Erik Lamela and Fernando Llorente, all these guys are under evaluation, but some of them should be able to play. The biggest problem for City is the shape of Sergio Aguero. With him on the field, this team is much better, but will probably skip this one. Zinchenko is also doubtful, same as Fabian Delph.
Head to Head Tottenham vs Manchester City
In recent times, City has the edge over the Spurs. They won four straight, scoring three or more goals on three occasions. The latest encounter took place in October, and we need to say that Manchester’s narrow win, 0-1, wasn’t fully deserved.
Tottenham vs Manchester City | Odds and Predictions
Tottenham’s win stands at 4.20, while City’s is 1.75. A draw is 3.90.
Expert Betting Tip
This game will be a bit different than many expect to see. Don’t hope for too many goals, as both Pochettino and Guardiola aren’t going to set up some offensive-minded tactics. It is the first match after all. Pochettino will especially turn his attention towards counter-attacks, which will force the Spaniard to be a bit conservative himself. A draw is the most realistic solution here. Neither of the sides has the edge over the other one, and City doesn’t have to rush into anything as they have a rematch in front of their own crowd. As for goals, a moderate efficiency, between two and three scores is our choice. Looking at the latest results of both sides it is the best option. At last, Tottenham – Manchester City 1:1.