Wednesday 17 April: 8pm KO
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This Champions League quarter-final could well be a real nail-biter as Tottenham defend their 1-0 lead from the first leg. If they are to reach the semi-finals, Spurs will have to do so without the services of Harry Kane after his injury in the first leg.
Could this be the night when the quadruple hopes of Manchester City fade and die? City have one trophy in the bag already, face Watford in the FA Cup final and will be Premier League champions if winning their remaining games. Winning the Champions League is a bit harder though as they trail Manchester City 1-0 from the first leg. They are currently 7/2 (4.5) at SkyBet to win the Champions League this season
Including the penalty shoot-out win over Chelsea, City had won 14 games in a row before last week’s first visit to Tottenham’s new ground. They got back into winning ways with a 3-1 win at Crystal Palace at the weekend but still ended the day two points behind Liverpool but with a game in hand.
Winning the Champions League is clearly the main desire of their wealthy owners. However, just as is the case at PSG, all the millions spent are yet to even see them reach a semi-final. This season saw them have a few problems in the group stages with Lyon earning four points against them, including an away win at the Etihad.
The last 16 saw them trailing 2-1 at Schalke in the away leg but went on to win the tie 9-2 on aggregate. Manchester City have won all 12 of their home games this year scoring 49 goals with just three conceded. After that early loss to Lyon, the last three home Champions League matches have all been won with 15 goals scored. You can get odds of 3/10 (1.3) at BetVictor on City beating Tottenham in this game and are 8/13 (1.61) to reach the semi-finals.
Tottenham have two visits to the Etihad this week and they will have a major influence on just how their season will end. By the end of the weekend, they could be in the Champions League semi-finals and in the top four of the Premier League. Then again, Spurs could be out of the Champions League and in danger of having Europa League football next season at their new ground. You can get 16/1 (17.0) at Bet365 on Spurs winning the Champions League this season.
The London club have a 1-0 lead and after the weekend a new goal-scoring hero as Lucas Moura hit a hat-trick against relegated Huddersfield Town. He’s 4/1 (5.0) at Ladbrokes to score in this match. There’s no Harry Kane for this second leg but earlier in the year Tottenham showed they could be successful without the England striker in their team.
Spurs have won five of their last six Champions League games this season. However, only one of the last five played away from home in this competition has been won. They are 9/1 (10.0) at William Hill to win in 90 minutes and 13/10 (2.3) at Betfair to qualify for the last four.
Manchester City had won three games in a row against Tottenham before the first leg defeat. The last two games between these two sides have both ended 1-0 but the last seven played at the Etihad have all had over 2.5 goals scored in them. The odds of that happening in this match are 4/9 (1.44) at Paddy Power.
Tottenham will be without Harry Kane for this second leg. Benjamin Mendy returned to the Man City team on Sunday and could feature in this game.
City will be regretting not scoring a possibly vital away goal in the first leg. They would have done so if Sergio Aguero hadn’t missed a first-half penalty. You can get odds of 12/1 (13.0) at Bet365 on City missing a penalty in this second leg.
Manchester City have been scoring plenty of goals at home this season. The lack of an away goal puts them in danger here because if Spurs score just once in this game, City will need three in 90 minutes and extra time will be out of the question. Five of the last six Tottenham away games has seen them concede at least twice. A bet on City to win and over 2.5 goals is 3/4 (1.75) at Coral.