Manager Mauricio Pochettino admission when last week’s win that Man town ar still favourites to win the Champions League outright, not simply their tie,
is representative of the task that Spurs face despite that lead… and that they can take it on while not Harry Kane.
The Spurs striker sustained associate ankle joint ligament injury within the initial leg that may rule him out for the rest of the season,
and Spurs are going to be trying to Son – and maybe Lucas Moura – to steer their attack on Wednesday night.
Pep Guardiola, meanwhile, was clearly furious by his side’s First Statefeat in London
and is probably going to bring back Kevin de Bruyne as town look to overturn the deficit.
Tottenham’s challenge has been created all the tougher with Kane’s injury and,
whereas he might not have scored in their initial leg win, his hold-up play and work rate are going to be painfully lost.
Spurs can check town on the counter-attack with the pace of Lucas and Son,
however town ought to have enough to induce the work done – tho’ don’t be stunned if this one goes on the far side the ninety.
Team news and foreseen line-ups
Fernandinho is during a race against the clock to sake-off the muscle injury that saw him miss the weekend’s success at Crystal Palace.
Guardiola aforesaid that the Brazilian sustained the injury within the initial leg at Spurs,
however admitted that the matter was simply ‘short-term’.
Meanwhile, Bernardo Silva’s come back to action represents a timely boost for town.
The Portuguese international lost the primary leg however came to action as a second-half substitute at Selhurst Park.
Spurs, meanwhile, already knew they’d be star striker Kane for his or her trip to the Etihad
however have considerations over Fernando Llorente prior Wednesday’s match.
The European, WHO affected in their weekend success over Huddersfield, sustained at knock and is taken into account a small doubt for the match.
Heung min-Son can come back having been much rested against Huddersfield, whereas Lucas Moura – WHO scored a hat-trick at weekend – may support him in attack.
Harry Winks is additionally battling a groin injury, however Pochettino has aforesaid he’s ‘optimistic’ that he are going to be match. Victor Wanyama is on standby to deputise.
Dele Alli – WHO broken his hand within the initial leg – may play at the Etihad when sitting out at the weekend, tho’ Pochettino was guarded on his probabilities once asked at the weekend.
Possible team line-ups
Man City XI (4-3-3): Ederson; Walker, Otamendi, Laporte, Mendy; De Buyne, Gundogan, Silva; Bernardo, Aguero, Sterling
Tottenham XI (4-2-3-1): Lloris; Trippier, Vertonghen, Alderweireld, Rose; Winks, Sissoko; Eriksen, Dele Alli, Son; Lucas
Score prediction: Man City 2-0 Tottenham (after extra time), 2-1 on aggregate
TV channel, live stream and online coverage
The match will be televised live on BT Sport 2 and BT Sport 4K UHD.
BT Sport subscribers will be able to stream the match online via the video player and the BT Sport app.
SPORT2S will be LIVE at the Etihad on the night to bring you expert coverage and analysis.
Head to Head history and results (h2h)
The sides have met 157 times previously, with City and Spurs having each won on 61 occasions and 35 draws.
The rivals have never previously faced each other in a European competition, while Man City have won the last three Premier League meetings by an aggregate score of 8-2 – most recently a 1-0 victory at Wembley in October 2018.