Manchester City vs Tottenham Hotspur: Match preview, head-to-head and Dream11
The knock-out stage of the UEFA Champions League 2018-19 has reached an interesting stage. Meanwhile, two English giants, Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur go head-to-head in the second leg of the quarter-finals at the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday. While Spurs lead City by a goal, it would require something extraordinary from them to trounce City at their own den. Here is the match preview.
City coming off a win, Tottenham trounce Huddersfield
In the Premier League, both City and Spurs registered a victory recently. City scripted a 3-1 win over Crystal Palace, courtesy of Raheem Sterling's brace and a goal by Gabriel Jesus. City sit on the second spot in EPL but have a game in hand. Spurs trounced Huddersfield Town 4-0. The last leg was a hard fought one where Spurs came out on top.
Sterling, Moura among men in focus
City's Sterling would, once again, be their man, having scored a brace in the last game, while Sergio Aguero too would look to weave his magic. For Tottenham, Moura's hat-trick has marked him as a target, while the hero of the last leg, Son Heung-min is a player to watch out for. We expect City to overcome Spurs tonight.
An intense clash on the cards
Judging by the head-to-head records between these two teams, both of them have been involved in several intense clashes to date, with the teams sharing the spoils. In 157 clashes, each have won 61, whereas 35 matches have ended in draws. Notably, last week was the first time when they had met in the Champions League.
Here's the predicted Playing XI
Manchester City: Ederson, Kyle Walker, John Stones, Aymeric Laporte, Fabian Delph, Fernandinho, David Silva, Bernardo Silva, Raheem Sterling, Leroy Sane, Sergio Aguero. Tottenham Hotspur: Hugo Lloris, Kieran Trippier, Toby Alderweireld, Jan Vertonghen, Danny Rose, Moussa Sissoko, Victor Wanyama, Christian Eriksen, Lucas Moura, Son Heung-min, Fernando Llorente. Dream XI: Ederson, Laporte, Walker, Vertonghen (vice-captain), Alderweireld, Silva, Sane, Sissoko, Sterling, Son, Aguero (captain).
When, where and how to watch
Match: Manchester City vs Tottenham Hotspur. Venue: Etihad Stadium, Manchester. Time: 12.30 AM (IST, Wednesday). Where to watch (TV): Sony Ten 1/2 (also available in HD). Where to watch (Online): Sony LIV.