3 Reasons why Tottenham Hotspur will lose to Manchester City in the Champions League quarterfinals
Once again, Tottenham are a force to reckon with in Europe, after navigating through one of the toughest groups in the Champions League and progressing through the Round Of 16 stage with excellent performances. They dominated Borussia Dortmund recently, recording a resounding 4-0 aggregate victory over the Bundesliga side to seal their place in the quarterfinals of the tournament.
The Champions League is the ultimate stage and it requires teams to be competitive, memorable and brilliant with their performances consistently as they compete against the elite clubs in Europe. With the announcement of the quarterfinals draws recently, Tottenham will face one of these elite teams in Manchester City, who desperately want to capture Europe, considering their determination with transfers and quality since the Abou Dhabi takeover.
City eased into the last eight of the competition with a 7-0 home win over Schalke 04 and 10-2 aggregate win over two legs. The Citizens have been impressive in the Champions League this term and although they are meeting Tottenham for the first time in the competition, Pep Guardiola's men are favorites to emerge victorious in the encounter.
Given their statistical and performance superiority this season, these are 3 reasons why Manchester City will defeat Tottenham and qualify for the next round of the Champions League.
#3 City's current form
Manchester City have been in an imperious form this season, dominating games with ease both domestically and in Europe. The Citizens have been terrific heading into the Champions League quarterfinals stage, winning 6 of 8 matches in the competition while scoring 26 goals and conceding just 8 in the process.
Pep Guardiola's men have also been brilliant in the Premier League, recording the highest number of victories in the competition this term with 24 out of 30 matches and they are on course for a historic quadruple this season, having claimed the Carling Cup recently and progressed into the semifinals of the FA Cup.
Conversely, Tottenham might have also had a couple of decent performances this season but it cannot be compared to Manchester City's dominance and pedigree in these competitions. They sit third on the Premier League table,13 points below City and they had to fight really hard to progress into the knockout phase of the Champions League.