Bet of the Day: Man City fancied to beat Spurs but BTTS in Champions LeaguePublished on: April 9, 2019Author: Jamie Clark
An all-English Champions League quarter-final takes centre stage this Tuesday as Tottenham tackle Manchester City in the second match at their new stadium (BT Sport 2, kick-off: 20:00 BST).
This is the first of three meetings in Europe and the Premier League in the next 11 days between the sides, so they shall know one another very well indeed.
Man City are still chasing an unprecedented quadruple after lifting the League Cup and reaching the FA Cup final when last in action.
Pep Guardiola’s team are firm favourites to beat Spurs here after winning the opening Premier League encounter 1-0 back in October.
Tottenham opened their new ground with a 2-0 victory over Crystal Palace last week and hope this will be the first of many famous European football nights at it.
Both of these Premier League heavyweights seldom draw a blank. In fact, between them they have failed to score in a combined seven matches across all competitions throughout the season so far.
That makes the 5/2 price boost at Coral for a Man City win and both teams to score well worth considering. Many players in Sky Blue have terrific career records against Spurs.
Several in City ranks have superb scoring credentials for fixture
Sergio Aguero, who has been rested of late, is the obvious threat for City. The Premier League’s leading marksman has struck 10 times in 13 previous meetings with Tottenham.
England forward Raheem Sterling, meanwhile, has improved his finishing no end both this term and last, and boasts a career strike rate against Spurs of five in 11.
Riyad Mahrez has four goals in eight encounters with Tottenham and Kevin De Bruyne three in four starts. There is plenty of proven threat in visiting ranks.
While Spurs striker Harry Kane is something of a talisman for his team, his record against Man City is more modest at just two in seven.
Dele Alli, meanwhile, is two from six, so it may fall to Denmark international Christian Eriksen, who has five in 11, to inspire the home side.
Backing a City win but both teams to find the target makes sense given the abundant talent on display at Tottenham’s new stadium.
Bet of the Day: 5/2 price boost with Coral, Man City to beat Spurs and both teams to score.