Manchester City vs Tottenham Hotspur
Champions League, Europe
Date: Wednesday, 17th April 2019
Kick off at: 20.00 GMT
Venue: Etihad Stadium, Manchester, England
Trailing by a goal in the first leg, Manchester City are very eager to turn things around against Tottenham Hotspur. Pep Guardiola’s men will be targeting nothing else aside from a win this Tuesday at Etihad Stadium.
Manchester City vs Tottenham Hotspur Possible Lineups
Here are the possible lineups for both teams as they gear up for this Champions League second leg match. Let’s take a look at the probable lineups and formation that they could be setting up to help them getting that victory.
Expected Formation: 4-3-3
Probable Lineups: Ederson(g);Walker, Otamendi, Stones, Laporte(def);De Bruyne, Fernandinho, D. Silva(mid);B. Silva, Aguero, Sterling(att).
Expected Formation: 4-2-3-1
Probable Lineups: Lloris(g);Trippier, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Rose(def);Sissoko, Winks(mid);Eriksen, Alli, Lucas(att mid); Son(att).
Before going into this Wednesday Champions League fixture, both teams have been involved in other games. Let’s check out the latest results that they have been getting to have a clear idea about their current form.
Recent form in all competition (last five matches): WWWLW
Manchester City were still doing relative well apart from their 1-0 defeat from Tottenham Hotspur. During their last five fixtures, City won four of them and suffered only that one defeat from Spurs.
Winning their latest league game 3-1 against Crystal Palace can help City players regaining their beliefs for Wednesday clash. Man City will be pushing hard for goals straight from the get go.
Recent form in all competition (last five matches) :LLWWW
The Lilywhites’ first leg win over Man City have bring positive mindset for Spurs players. Mauricio Pochettino’s men are getting their confidence back ahead of their second leg match up at Etihad stadium.
Tottenham’s latest result was a 4-0 victory over Huddersfield Town in the premier league. Pochettino will be hoping that they have really turn the corner with their recent results.
Guardiola’s side have an improved health condition ahead of their midweek clash. However, there’s still some doubts regarding the availability of Zinchenko along with Fernandinho.
Bernardo Silva is fit again and could be getting that nod again to start up front. The Portuguese international will be accompanying Sergio Aguero and Raheem Sterling
Pochettino have more injury issues to handle for Wednesday battle as some important names won’t make it. Harry Kane, Erik Lamela, Eric Dier and Serge Aurier all still sidelined.
Without Kane, Tottenham will most likely put Son Heung-Minas the main striker up front. Christian Eriksen’s creativity will be key in Spurs attempt to secure their passage into semifinals.
Head to Head Records:
The last five meetings between both teams are still dominated by Man City with four wins and just one defeat.
That one recent defeat was Man City’s disappointing first leg loss against Tottenham back on April 10, 2019.
Man City will try to control the match and must also be aggressive in their approach. City are in need of victory following their 1-0 loss in their previous encounter.
Tottenham won’t be an easy ride for Man City, but Pochettino’s side will take a safe approach for this one. Guardiola’s side are favorites to win the second leg tie, but Spurs can always cause an upset.
Final Score: 1-1