Carabao Cup final preview: Manchester City vs Tottenham Hotspur

Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur face off in the Carabao Cup final at the Wembley Stadium on Sunday, and you can use these Virgin promotion codes if you are looking to place a bet on the game.

The Cityzens recently returned to winning ways with a 2-1 league triumph over Aston Villa. Spurs, who are now under caretaker boss Ryan Mason, won by the same score against Southampton.

Pep Guardiola’s side are aiming to win the Carabao Cup for a fourth straight campaign this weekend. Spurs, meanwhile, will be looking to end a 13-year trophy drought.

Key Stats:

Spurs have won two of the previous three meetings. The most recent one ended in a comfortable 3-0 triumph for the Cityzens.

City have an excellent finals record at Wembley. They have won silverware in the previous four finals (one FA Cup and three Carabao Cups.)

Sergio Aguero has been City’s top scorer against Spurs with 12 goals from 15 outings. For Spurs, Heung-min Son has impressed in the fixture with six goals from 12 meetings.

The clubs are facing each other in a major Cup final for only the second occasion. The previous encounter was during the 1980/81 FA Cup which Spurs won in extra-time.

Team News:

The Cityzens are without Sergio Aguero, who is sidelined with a muscle injury.  Kevin De Bruyne is also doubtful for the game with a foot injury sustained last week. John Stones will be suspended for the game after his sending off against Villa on Wednesday.

Ben Davies has been ruled out for Spurs with a calf problem. Matt Doherty has returned to training this week, but his availability remains uncertain. Meanwhile, Harry Kane may require a late fitness test as he is still struggling with an ankle injury as per TottenhamNews and other Spurs news outlets.

Predicted Line-ups:

Zack Steffen has been the Cityzens’ first-choice goalkeeper for the Cup competitions, and he is expected to feature in goal. Aymeric Laporte will be another guaranteed starter with Stones suspended.

Manchester City (4-3-3): Zack Steffen; Kyle Walker, Ruben Dias, Aymeric Laporte, Joao Cancelo; Rodrigo, Ilkay Gundogan, Bernardo Silva; Riyad Mahrez, Gabriel Jesus, Phil Foden.

Tottenham are unlikely to make any major changes from the recent victory over the Saints. Kane has yet to return to training, but there is a high probability that he will make the team if he is deemed fit.

Tottenham Hotspur (4-2-3-1): Hugo Lloris; Serge Aurier, Toby Alderweireld, Eric Dier, Sergio Reguilon; Tanguy Ndombele, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg; Gareth Bale, Giovani Lo Celso, Son Heung-min; Harry Kane.

Predicted Score:

The Cityzens are favourites for the encounter and their chances will be boosted if Kane is unavailable for Spurs. The England international does not have an impressive scoring record against them, but his presence would significantly increase Spurs’ offensive threat. They have recently emerged as perennial Carabao Cup winners, and we fancy them to clinch a fourth straight title and send the 2,000 Man City fans in attendance home happy.

Manchester City 3-1 Tottenham Hotspur

Carabao Cup final preview: Manchester City vs Tottenham Hotspur

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