With Spurs struggling to get on target ahead of the break, Al Hain-Cole is backing Guardiola’s motivated side to waste tiny time in taking manage
Tottenham face a lengthy 90 minutes when they check out the Etihad Stadium for Wednesday’s Champions League quarter final second leg against Manchester City.
Mauricio Pochettino’s males pulled off a shock 1- win in their very first ever European game at their new stadium final week, with Son Heung-min’s late purpose providing them a slender lead to defend against the tournament favourites.
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Even so, getting lost six of their final eight visits to this ground, they are 10/1 (11.00) outsiders with bet365 to total the job with a win, and priced at five/1 (six.00) to seal their location in the semi-finals with a draw.
Certainly, the Citizens have won 23 of their 25 household matches in all competitions this campaign, and are overwhelming three/10 (1.30) favourites to get back into the tie by coming out on best.
Fernandinho ought to return to the line-up immediately after missing Sunday’s victory more than Crystal Palace with a minor injury, leaving Claudio Bravo as the only absentee.
Eric Dier, Serge Aurier, Erik Lamela, and Harry Kane are all ruled out by way of injury, even though Dele Alli is a doubt immediately after sustaining a broken hand in the very first leg and Fernando Llorente faces a late fitness test.
Fast start off
With memories of knockout stage exits at the hands of Monaco and Liverpool in the previous two seasons fresh in their minds, Pep Guardiola’s males will want to waste no time in overturning their 1- aggregate deficit.
Certainly, they will definitely back themselves to get off the mark rapidly thinking of they have opened the scoring on the way to victory in 4 of their final 5 matches – with final week’s very first leg the only exception.
Meanwhile, Spurs have lost six of their final seven away matches, scoring ahead of half-time just after in that run.
With just 1 of Tottenham’s 14 Champions League ambitions this season arriving in the very first half ,odds of four/five (1.80) give strong worth on City coming out on best immediately after major at the break for the fourth meeting in 5 amongst the teams.
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Man City/Man City at HT/FT for a 2pt stake at four/five (1.80) with bet365