UCL Match Preview: Manchester City vs Tottenham (Agg 0-1)

Manchester City have a one-goal deficit to make up having lost the first leg at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium 1-0. City smashed Spurs 4-1 in their last welcome of the north London to the Etihad Stadium and supporters would welcome a repeat of that result and having won their last 12 home matches, they’ll be confident of securing the necessary result here.

Conversely, Tottenham have lost six of their last seven away matches, with their only win in that run coming at Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League. Spurs, to their credit, have won five of their last six Champions League matches, but have their work cut out if they are to secure a semi-final spot.

Indeed, Spurs will make things difficult for City, but the home side have what it takes to secure the win required to earn their spot in the next round of the competition.

Team News

Manchester City- Pep Guardiola is without only Claudio Bravo for Wednesday’s welcome of Tottenham, with the Chilean goalkeeper still struggling for match fitness, though he wasn’t expected to start anyway, while Fernandinho will be assessed.

The Manchester City boss is expected to make a couple of changes from the first leg loss in north London for this must-win match. Live Bet on NaijaBet

Oleksandr Zinchenko is available following injury and could come in for Fabian Delph at left-back, while Bernardo Silva, Kevin De Bruyne and Gabriel Jesus are expected to start.

Tottenham- Harry Kane was forced off with an ankle injury in the first leg and is set to miss the rest of the season, while Dele Alli came off with a broken hand, but could play with a cast.

Fernando Llorente came off late on against Huddersfield and will be assessed, but Mauricio Pochettino is unable to call upon Eric Dier, Serge Aurier and Harry Winks.

Son Heung-Min was a late introduction against Huddersfield and is expected to lead the line, while Lucas Moura is pushing for a start after netting a hat-trick at the weekend.

Match Facts

Man City have seen over 2.5 goals in their last 8 home matches against Tottenham in all competitions.

Tottenham have been drawing at half time and winning at full time in their last 3 matches (UEFA Champions League).

Tottenham have kept a clean sheet in their last 3 matches (UEFA Champions League).

Tottenham have won 5 of their last 6 matches (UEFA Champions League).

Man City have scored at least 2 goals in 7 of their last 8 home matches against Tottenham in all competitions.

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As at the time this post Manchester City has 1.32 odd to win the match on NaijaBet while Tottenham has 10.21 odd to win the match, the odd to draw the match is 5.98.

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