THE FIRST TIME FOR 46 YEARS will play Tottenham in European competitions against another club from England. For the last time in such a match Koguty faced Liverpool in the semi-final of PUEFA, in April 1973 and then the top was Liverpool. Earlier, in the 1970/71 season he played in the PEZP semi-final with Chelsea and lost. Now he is not a favorite in the confrontation with Manchester City. However, in their beautiful, new stadium, Spurs can put the harsh conditions to the favorites.
- Tottenham – for this club is the second appearance in the quarterfinals of the Champions League, in the season 2010/11 he competed with Real Madrid and lost on aggregate 0: 5. Here is what Mauricio Pochettino said before the match with the City: “The performance in the quarterfinals of the Champions League is a great bonus for us. We know how difficult it is to challenge us. Manchester City is a team built in recent years to win everything. If there is currently a team capable of winning everything, then this is the team created by Pep Guardiola. I think that they know that we will play aggressively and boldly in this match, with an attitude of attack. We will play for victory. “Eric Dier, Erik Lamela and Serge Aurier are injured. Fernando Llorente should be ready to play.
- Manchester City – it will be the 52nd match for City this season. This team is unbeaten from January 29. Here is the statement of Pep Guardiola: “I do not know how much freshness we have in our legs and in our heads. In the semi-final FA Cup match against Brighton we could have played better. Tottenham will play in the new stadium, and fans’ support in the Champions League is always exceptional. We need to know how to deal with such situations, otherwise we do not deserve promotion. “Sergio Aguero, Kyle Walker and Benjamin Mendy should be ready to play.
Forecast: Manchester City won 11 of the last 16 games against Tottenham, it was always Premier League matches. Pep Guardiola is right, claiming that physical preparation can play a big role here. Manchester City has only 2 and a half days to recover, while Tottenham has 6 days. Certainly, the Roosters are not in a lost position here, especially as it will be the first Champions League match at their new stadium and the atmosphere will be electrifying. I bet that there will be plenty of goals in this meeting. Mauricio Pochettino announces aggressive and offensive football. In turn, you do not need to convince anyone about the power of Manchester City attack. Pep Guardiola’s players scored at least 2 goals in each of the 4 away games in this Champions League edition. Suggested types: over 2.5 gola – odds 1.74 / Manchester City will score over 1.5 goals – 1.76