Manchester City play in the Champions League quarter-final second leg against Tottenham Hotspur on Wednesday at the Etihad Stadium.

Spurs carry a one goal advantage going into the game as they won the first leg 1-0 at home last week.

However, the City will go into the game as the favourites against Tottenham.

Pep Guardiola’s side have only lost one out of their previous eight games played against Spurs in all competitions.

The last time that they tasted defeat at the hands of Mauricio Pochettino’s Tottenham side was back in February 2016 when they went down 2-1 in a Premier League clash.

Another factor which works in the favour of City is the fact that Spurs will have to make do without the services of star striker Harry Kane.

The 25-year-old who has so far scored 24 goals across all competitions this season suffered an injury during the first leg against City last week and is expected to be out for the first of the season.

Fernandinho, who missed City’s weekend Premier League victory against Crystal Palace due to a muscle problem, has returned to training, according to BBC. 

The report also added that Sergio Aguero who had to be substituted against the Eagles due to pain is also available though Oleksandr Zinchenko is doubtful.

Something which Pochettino’s charges can take motivation from ahead of the clash is the fact that City do not have a good record in European competition against English clubs. They have lost all five of their previous games against English sides added the report by BBC. 

Last season, City were eliminated at the same stage of the competition by eventual Champions League runners-up Liverpool.


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