Champions League Match Preview: Tottenham vs Manchester City

Tottenham ended their lengthy winless league run with a 2-0 win over Crystal Palace in their first official match at their new stadium last week and the north London side will hope to build on that success when they welcome Manchester City to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Tuesday night.

In the Champions League, they are unbeaten in six, winning four of their last five, which included a hugely impressive 3-0 victory over Borussia Dortmund at Wembley.

Manchester City will be boosted after they secured their FA Cup final spot as they chase the quadruple. Victory over Brighton extended their winning run to 14 matches and they have a fine recent record against Tottenham, winning their last four meetings with the north London outfit, while their only slip up in their last seven Champions League matches came in a 2-2 draw at Lyon back in November.

There will be a raucous atmosphere at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in midweek, but City have the means to secure a first leg advantage in this one.

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Tottenham haven’t been in action since last week, where they faced Crystal Palace, so the north London side should be well rested for this one.

Pochettino has a selection conundrum on his hands in attack, with Son Heung-Min and Lucas Moura both pushing for starts in attack.

However, the Spurs boss may bring Harry Winks back into the fold and use a three-man defence, which would see Dele Alli start in support of Harry Kane.

Manchester City- Pep Guardiola is without Oleksandr Zinchenko and Fabian Delph for Tuesday’s trip to Tottenham and while Benjamin Mendy played 79 minutes in Saturday’s FA Cup semi-final, with that being his first start since November, the Manchester City boss may use Aymeric Laporte at left-back.

That means John Stones, Nicolas Otamendi and Vincent Kompany would be battling for the two starting centre-backs spot, with Guardiola expected to use the former duo from the off in this instance.

Further forward, Guardiola will give Sergio Aguero every opportunity to prove his fitness, with the Argentine a doubt having missed the last two games, while Bernardo Silva could get the nod to start on the right ahead of Leroy Sane and Riyad Mahrez.

Claudio Bravo is ruled out for the away side despite a return to training, but Kyle Walker should be included in the squad to face his former side after suffering with a tight hamstring at the weekend.

Match Facts

There have been over 2.5 goals scored in Man City’s last 13 games in UEFA Champions League.

Man City have scored at least 2 goals in their last 7 matches (UEFA Champions League).

Man City have been winning at both half time and full time in their last 4 matches against Tottenham in all competitions.

Man City have won 6 of their last 7 UEFA Champions League matches.

Man City have won their last 4 matches against Tottenham in all competitions.

Tottenham are undefeated in their last 6 matches (UEFA Champions League).

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As at the time this post Tottenham has 4.34 odd to win the match on NaijaBet while Manchester City has 1.90 odd to win the match, the odd to draw the match is 3.71.

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