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Man City vs Tottenham Odds & Prediction – EFL Cup Finals

Quinn Allen

by Quinn Allen in Soccer News

Updated Apr 24, 2021 · 6:32 AM PDT

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Manchester City's head coach Pep Guardiola celebrates with goal scorer Manchester City's Phil Foden during the Champions League quarterfinal second leg soccer match between Borussia Dortmund and Manchester City at the Signal Iduna Park stadium in Dortmund, Germany, Wednesday, April 14, 2021. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, Pool)
  • Man City and Tottenham clash on Sunday, April 25th in the EFL Cup final
  • The Citizens enter this fixture at Wembley as heavy -200 favorites
  • Get the odds, preview, and prediction below

With the title essentially wrapped up and their Champions League aspirations still in sight, Manchester City will have a chance to win another trophy on Sunday when they lock horns with Tottenham in the EFL Cup finals, kick-off 11:30am ET.

The Citizens can potentially win this competition for the fourth straight year. The last meeting between these two sides was in February, with City running out as 3-0 winners against Spurs at the Etihad.

Man City vs Tottenham EFL Cup Finals Odds

Matchup Spread at DraftKings Moneyline Total
Man City vs Tottenham MCI -1 (-121) | TOT +1 (-103) MCI -200 | TOT +490 | DRAW +360 Ov 2.5 (-121) | Un 2.5 (-103)

All odds as of April 23rd.

Smooth Sailing to Final For City

The opponents weren’t the easiest, but it was a cakewalk for Pep Guardiola’s men to the final. The quarters saw City bury Arsenal 4-1 back in late December, followed by a 2-0 victory over Manchester United in the semifinals.

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But, the Citizens have looked slightly vulnerable as of late, losing twice in their last five competitive matches. They tasted defeat against Chelsea in the FA Cup semis last weekend then the Saturday prior, Leeds beat Man City 2-1.

Nonetheless, it’s truly been a brilliant season for the Premier League’s best. They’re on their way to the last four of Europe’s most prized competition and Sunday presents a clear opportunity to lift their first piece of hardware.

A midweek clash with Aston Villa saw City get back in the win column, collecting three points in a 2-1 result. John McGinn scored an early goal for the hosts, but Guardiola’s side fired back with two goals before the halftime whistle.

Both teams did play shorthanded though after each getting red cards. John Stones will actually miss out on this Spurs meeting due to the booking, which is a massive blow to the Citizens’ backline.

Tottenham has enjoyed their success against Manchester City, winning two consecutive fixtures before the defeat earlier in the term. With that being said, the league leaders must look to expose a shaky Spurs backline early and get a real grip on the fixture.

Kane Questionable For Spurs

It’s common knowledge that without Harry Kane, Tottenham doesn’t possess much firepower in the final third. After all, the 27-year-old leads England’s top flight with 19 goals and 13 assists this term.

However, he picked up an ankle injury last week at Everton after netting a brace in a 2-2 draw with the Toffees. Kane didn’t train on Friday and his status for Sunday’s final is currently being monitored hour-by-hour, according to interim manager Ryan Mason.

Despite Spurs’ recent success vs City, no Kane is bad news for the squad. However, they were able to pull out a 2-1 victory over Southampton on Wednesday without their main man, but it was literally by the skin of their teeth. Heung-min Son scored from the spot in injury time to secure a vital three points for Tottenham.

The Lilywhites’ journey to Sunday’s clash was slightly different than their opponent’s. After slipping past Chelsea in the last 16 on penalties, Spurs beat two Championship sides in the next two rounds in Stoke City and then Brentford.

The club hasn’t won a trophy since 2008 and coincidentally enough, it was in this very same competition. They currently sit just two points off a top-four spot in the league and can still salvage something out of this season as they enter the post-Jose Mourinho era.

A victory against a terrific City side at Wembley would be a promising start to life without the Portuguese gaffer. Having Kane available though will play a crucial part in the result.

Man City vs Tottenham Key Stats

Man City
24-5-4 (1st) Standing in Premier League 15-8-10 (6th)
11 Goals Scored in EFL Cup 6
2 Goals Conceded in EFL Cup 2
WLWLW Form in Last Five Competitive Matches WDLDW


There’s a very good chance that City rolls out a slightly weaker starting XI on Sunday as they focus on the league and Europe. But, even their second-best lineup will be able to handle Spurs, with Kane or without.

This is Tottenham’s first legitimate test in the competition and the Citizens won’t have any problems picking apart their opposition’s backline. The over in goals has also been hit by both sides quite frequently as of late. Therefore, it’s a valuable wager.

Pick: Manchester City (-200), Over 2.5 Goals (-121)

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