Place: Wembley Stadium. London.
Date: on the 29th of October, 2018 (Monday)
Match start: 21:00 (GMT+1)
The London team has practically lost chances of getting into the playoffs of the Champions League. After defeats from Inter (1:2) and Barcelona (2:4) the missed victory on the last minutes over PSV (2:2) has followed.
Christian Eriksen could not participate in a match in Eindhoven after getting the trauma. His pass became a harbinger of a goal of Kane in the second half. But Hugo Lloris’s removal nevertheless has made an ending of the match nervous and finally has resulted in poor outcome for the Spurs.
In the championship Tottenham doesn’t miss in three rounds in a row. But also the level of rivals as Huddersfield (0:2), Cardiff (0:1) and Leicester (0:1) is not the highest.
Unlike the future rival, Pep Guardiola’s team in away Champions League match has left no chances for the rival. Shakhtar has been destroyed also without even several players of the starting lineup (3:0).
But after a long pause Kevin De Bruyne who has set a record of recovering from ligament injuries of a knee joint was able to participate. The Belgian assisted Laporte in an episode with the second goal to the Miners.
David Silva got two times into woodwork of Shakhtar and in one more episode it was Raheem Sterling. If to add to this also Marez’s moments, then the complete picture of a match which had to end at least with the same score as the previous game of Man City in the Premier League against Burnley (5:0) is vivid.
Head-to-heads Tottenham vs Man City
Last season the team of Pochettino couldn’t fight against the champion’s lineup of the Citizens, 1:4 away match and 1:3 at home.
Bookmaker coefficients on the match Tottenham vs Man City
Tottenham to win – 4.80
Draw – 4.10;
Man City to win – 1.71
It is difficult to imagine how the Spurs in crisis will manage to stop the Citizens. Only once in this season they have shown the high level of pressure (PPDA=8.41), in a match with MU (3:0). Since then even the team of Pochetttino doesn’t meet underdogs at rather high level and to play against Man City, having nestled on own gate, is similar to death.