Spurs welcome Champions League football to their new home on Tuesday night for the very first time. Their prize for beating Dortmund was an all-Premier League encounter with Manchester City. It could have been more exotic for the very first game at the new stadium, but it is what it is. Will Pep’s side grab a crucial away goal or can Lloris and Spurs keep them out?
Tottenham Hotspur vs Manchester City – Champions League Quarter-Final 18/19
Where to Watch
Venue: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Date: 09 April 2019
Kick Off Time: 20:00 BST
Referee in Charge: Bjorn Kuipers from the Netherlands
TV Channel / Live Stream: You can watch the game live on BT Sport 2 and BT Sport 4K HD. Live streaming is also available on the BT Sport app on your mobile or tablet device if you’re on the go during the match.
Spurs vs Man City – Form Guide
Spurs head into the first of three games against Manchester City in two weeks on the back of a 2-0 win at home to Crystal Palace. It was their first win at their new £1bn stadium and one which relieved a little bit of pressure on the players. There’s nothing worse than moving to a new stadium and failing to win for a while, so it’s great for Spurs and Pochettino that the win came instantly.
Is this a good omen for Tottenham? City have lost all four European matches they’ve played against English opponents.
Pep’s side are always in good form. Another win at home to Cardiff last time out in the Premier League was followed up by a win against Brighton in the FA Cup which saw them reach yet another final. In fact, City haven’t lost away in any competition since January, and they’ve also won their last three in a row against Tottenham.
Team News and Predicted Line-ups
Eric Dier is still nursing a hip injury and will probably miss out once more. Eric Lamela and Serge Aurier are also in the same boat in terms of having a very slim chance of making the game. Backup striker Fernando Llorente should be back on the bench for the home side after he missed the win against Palace with concussion.
As far as City are concerned, Aguero is back. That’s a huge boost. Kyle Walker and Benjamin Mendy should also be fine to at least be named in the squad.
Spurs Predicted XI: Lloris, Trippier, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Davies, Rose, Sissoko, Alli, Son, Eriksen, Kane.
Man City Predicted XI: Ederson, Walker, Otamendi, Laporte, Mendy, Fernandinho, Gundogan, De Bruyne, David Silva, Sterling, Aguero.
Latest Match Odds
Manchester City are understandably favourites for this one with the bookies at odds of 7/8. It’ll be a long time until we see Spurs at such a long price at home again. They’re 100/30 to win! The draw’s available at 11/4.
1-2. Both sides are more than capable of scoring and I think we will see goals. Only Chelsea have stopped Manchester City scoring in any competition away from home since October. You’d have to think Spurs need at least two on Tuesday night to give themselves a chance. I think City will sneak it, though.
The bookmakers expect both teams to score at odds of 8/13. I’m going to have a punt on better value in the match odds and both teams to score market. Manchester City are priced at 12/5, which I feel is well worth backing.
Match Stats & Facts
- Manchester City have won 11 of their last 16 matches against Spurs.
- City have lost all four of their matches in Europe against English opposition.
- Harry Kane has been involved in 17 goals in 17 Champions League appearances.
- Spurs have played Manchester City 156 times in their history. This is their first ever meeting in Europe.