Manchester City and Tottenham are due to meet at Wembley Stadium this Sunday with the first piece of English silverware of the season up for grabs.
MANCHESTER CITY VS TOTTENHAM BETTING
An emotional conclusion to the proposed Super League allows Pep Guardiola and his Manchester City squad to cast aside the week’s drama and fully focus on claiming their fourth consecutive EFL Cup trophy against Tottenham this Sunday.
In preparation ahead of their upcoming final, Manchester City successfully overturned a first-minute goal by Aston Villa’s John McGinn last Tuesday to beat the Lions 2-1. Although the EFL Cup final may not be the most prestigious tournament City are still competing in, the chance to win a trophy is never one to be squandered by Pep Guardiola – who understands that a victory this Sunday’s final could be the final touch of motivation ahead of the Champions League semi-final games.
In their previous match against Tottenham, Manchester City proved to be the rightful victors (3-0) courtesy of goals from Rodri, who is at 7/2 (4.50) to repeat his heroics this Sunday, and Ilkay Gundogan, who is at 47/20 (2.35) to find the back of the net within the 90 minutes.
Gabriel Jesus at 2/20 (2.35) and Raheem Sterling at 8/5 (2.60) are also favourites to get their name on the score sheet, with Manchester City measured at 5/2 (3.50) to win the final within 90 minutes with both teams scoring.
To say that it’s been a mad week for fans of Tottenham Hotspur F.C. would be putting it lightly. After confirming that they would be a part of the highly controversial European Super League as a Founding Club, the Tottenham hierarchy further shocked the football world by sacking manager Jose Mourinho only five days before the upcoming EFL Cup final.
With the state of the club still in unrest, managerial responsibilities have fallen onto the shoulders of Ryan Mason, who finds himself tasked with taking charge of the squad and bringing the club its first taste of silverware in over 13 years.
Looking ahead to their weekend EFL Cup game at Wembley, Tottenham go into the final backed by a Tuesday night win against Southampton (2-1). And, although this positive start could potentially become a platform for Ryan Mason to build on, Manchester City should prove to be a different beast entirely come this Sunday.
After scoring his 11th goal of the season against the Saints earlier this week, Gareth Bale comes in at 15/4 (2.60) to find the back of the net this Sunday, with Heung-min Son measuring up at 5/2 (3.50). Should he feature, Tottenham and England captain Harry Kane is calculated at 5/1 (6.00) to be the first goal scorer of the final and at 8/5 (2.60) to score any time during the 90 minutes.
MANCHESTER CITY VS TOTTENHAM: EFL CUP FINAL BETTING ODDS
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*Odds subject to change. Odds correct at time of publishing.