Manchester City vs Tottenham: Talking points ahead of Saturday’s rematch

Manchester City v Tottenham Hotspur - UEFA Champions League Quarter Final: Second Leg

As if Wednesday’s meeting wasn’t pulsating enough, the teams get to do it all over again and will battle it out in the Saturday lunchtime kick-off.

In what will go down as a truly epic encounter, and one of the most memorable games in recent history, the two teams must forget the Champions League drama as they move their focus to the Premier League.

Only a few days ago there was talk of an historic quadruple, but after mid-week's events, defeat here could truly de-rail their season leaving the Citizens with only the FA Cup left to target.

City may have gone crashing out of the Champions League in extraordinary circumstances, they must, however, pick themselves up off the canvas as the fight for the title continues.

Spurs also find themselves embroiled in a dog fight in the league. While they can qualify for the Champions League next season by winning the competition, they still find themselves as outsiders to lift the trophy so will want to finish third or at the very least fourth this season to ensure a return to Europe’s premier club competition.

After a roller-coaster ride already this week, what are we to expect from the two sides as they square off at the Etihad this weekend? 

GIVEMEBET gives you a preview.

No Kane, No Problem

Before the match, there were justifiably questions on who and how Spurs could match City’s firepower, especially in Manchester. They proved many doubters wrong and came out firing, and while most would expect Son to get on the score sheet, you could be forgiven for over looking much maligned Fernando Llorente this season, who scored the crucial third goal. Spurs have now failed to score only 3 times in 21 matches during 2019 and are 4/6 to score.

Sterling Effort

City winger Raheem Sterling has been directly involved in 26 goals (19 goals and seven assists) in 20 games in all competitions at the Etihad this season, and found himself on the scoresheet twice mid-week. Sterling is 2/1 to register an assist and 4/1 to score the first goal.

Manchester City v Tottenham Hotspur - UEFA Champions League Quarter Final: Second Leg

City’s title charge

The big unknown now is how will City react? While they have a deep squad, there will no doubt be some mental fatigue and a rematch in such a short turn-around allows for them to put the result behind them and concentrate on the league. Liverpool will be sensing some vulnerability, but City are still favourites and are 20/27 to lift the trophy at the end of the season.

Deja Vu?

A seven-goal thriller began with five goals in the first 21 minutes and set the tone for a dramatic night on Wednesday, with the momentum swinging back and forth. City may have won battle 4-3, but it was Spurs who prevailed on away goals. If you think history will repeat itself, you can back City to win 4-3 at 54/1.

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