Manchester City hosts Tottenham Hotspur in a second leg from the 1/4-finals
Manchester City hosts Tottenham Hotspur in a second leg from the 1/4-finals of the Champions League. These two teams will face each other at the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday night. Let’s take a look in our free soccer bets for today.
Tottenham have an advantage after the first leg at their new ground Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. The first leg in London ended with a 1-0 win for Spurs, which puts them in a better position to chase a place at the 1/2-finals. The only goal in the game was scored in the 78th minute, when Son Heung-Min put the ball in Ederson’s net after a great assist from Cristian Eriksen. It was a very balanced game at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, but Mauricio Pochettino’s boys were more effective than the Cityzens in front of the goal.
Now Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City is put in a very delicate situation. The Cityzens are aware they must score goals on Wednesday, but in the same time every goal Tottenham scores will be a huge advantage for the visitors. This means that Manchester City have to attack as much as they can, but in same time they must be very cautious in defense and avoid giving Tottenham any big chances to score. Finding such a balance is a very complicated thing, so Josep Guardiola’s task before this second leg is not easy at all.
Both teams won their last games in the Premier League during the weekend. Manchester City achieved a 3-1 win over Crystal Palace in the capital, while Spurs crushed the visiting Huddersfield Town with 4-0 at home.
These are our free soccer bets for the Champions League 1/4-finals second leg between Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur. Can City neutralise Tottenham’s advantage after the first game? Or Spurs will reach the 1/2-finals?