Man City will put everything they can into their midweek Champions League clash with Liverpool, which should certainly play into Spurs’ advantage. The hosts have now won 10 of their last 12 unbeaten home games, including all their last three when hosting the Big Six. The Citizens, meanwhile, have lost three of their last five in all competitions prior to their second leg tie, including each of their last two against a similar standard of opposition in Liverpool and Man Utd. Spurs will have all week to prepare, and combined with their current form they represent the value to secure the full three points.
Five of the six matches in all competitions Pep Guardiola’s men have lost this season have seen at least three goals, while five of the losses were by just one goal margins. Tottenham have the second best defensive record at home this term, but given the visitors record breaking scoring stats this term, the 2-1 correct score appears more likely than a win to nil.
Mauricio Pochettino’s men have won their last six league games, scoring more than a single strike in each of the last four as nearly all their attacks have orientated around Christian Eriksen. The Danish International has netted three goals across his last two appearances and more importantly has been providing the hosts with goals in the big games too. The midfielder has found the back of the net in three of their last four when playing top-four teams, including the reverse fixture earlier this term, while he also netted the equalizer against Juve in a 2-2 draw in Turin.