Kick-off: 1630, 25/04/2021
TV: Sky Sports
Manchester City are expected to wrap up a fourth straight EFL Cup triumph when taking on Tottenham at Wembley.
Spurs will have interim manager Ryan Mason in charge and the rookie boss may not be ready for the challenge of facing Pep Guardiola, especially with Harry Kane a fitness doubt.
We’re going with 21/20 for the Blues to win in normal time and under 3.5 goals in the game for our first Tottenham vs Man City prediction.
A Look At Tottenham Hotspur’s Betting Odds
Mason enjoyed a 2-1 Premier League victory over Southampton in his first match since stepping in to fill the void left by Jose Mourinho’s departure.
Spurs fell behind to Danny Ings’ opener before a second-half comeback was sealed by a neat strike from Gareth Bale and Son Heung-min’s penalty.
Academy graduate Mason now has the chance to send himself into club folklore by ending a 13-year trophy drought.
He said: “Of course, it was important to go into the weekend on the back of a positive result and performance and from the second half we can take huge belief from it.
“When you go into a big game like Sunday, it is always ideal to go into it with a win.
“I thought the manner in which we won says a lot about the group; the belief, the commitment, the energy.
“It was outstanding in the second half and I am very proud of the group for the effort they showed.”
Mason is hopeful Kane will recover from an ankle injury in time to feature, but this is obviously a big step up in class from edging out Saints.
Spurs have beaten City 2-0 on home turf this term, but went down 3-0 when they last met at Etihad Stadium a couple of months ago.
Looking at the Tottenham vs Man City odds, we like 6/1 for the Blues to oblige 2-0 on neutral territory.
A Look At Manchester City’s Betting Odds
City bounced back from an FA Cup semi-final loss to Chelsea at this venue by closing in on the Premier League title at Aston Villa on Wednesday.
The Blues went behind inside a minute but Phil Foden and Rodri replied before both teams were reduced to 10 men and there was no more scoring.
Like Spurs, City had been involved in off-field drama via the doomed European Super League proposal, but Guardiola was quick to dismiss that distraction.
“It’s a closed chapter,” said the Spaniard. “As a club, we accept and learn and focus on the reason why we are here.”
On beating Villa, he added: “There was a lot of adversity, it was not the best of starts but we recovered and came back incredibly well.
“Not just with the two goals, but the way we played. It was a hugely important victory for us.”
Kevin De Bruyne missed that contest with an ankle problem and is questionable for this tie, even though the damage is less serious than originally feared.
However, Guardiola has the strength in depth to cope with that issue and next week’s Champions League clash with PSG.
Foden’s influence on this team continues to grow and it would be no surprise to see him start again, having netted in earlier rounds versus Bournemouth and Arsenal.
We enjoyed a 21/10 pay-out when he scored in the win over Villa and 5/2 for Foden to strike in another victory for the Blues here is added to our Tottenham vs Man City betting tips.
TOTTENHAM 2-1 Southampton – Gareth Bale, Son Heung-min
Aston Villa 1-2 MAN CITY – Phil Foden, Rodri
Head-to-head: Man City 3-0 Tottenham, Tottenham 2-0 Man City, Tottenham 2-0 Man City, Man City 2-2 Tottenham, Man City 1-0 Tottenham
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