Michael Owen predicts Tottenham vs Man City Champions League clash

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur take on Manchester City in the Champions League this evening as the only all-English tie in the round.

The quarter final first leg match is due to be played at the new Spurs stadium, the very first European night under the lights at the ground.

In fact, Spurs have only played the only fixture in general at their new stadium, a 2-0 win against Crystal Palace.

Maintaining that 100% win record at their new home would put them in a great position in terms of qualifying for the semi finals of the Champions League.

Spurs have never been in the semis of the competition, with their only other quarter final appearance ending in a hammering at the hands of Real Madrid back in 2011.

Michael Owen has predicted which team will take the advantage to the Etihad in the first ever European encounter between City and Spurs, however, it may not be happy reading for Tottenham fans.

Owen said (Metro): ‘The first ever European meeting between the clubs and I feel it will be advantage City after Tuesday’s tie at Spurs’ new stadium.

‘City have been pulling up few trees in recent games, but they have been doing more than enough to maintain their challenge for what would be an unprecedented four major trophies. City have won 11 of the last 16 games played between the sides – all in the Premier League – and I expect them to take a lead back to the Etihad Stadium next week.

‘Pep Guardiola has won 26 knockout Champions League ties – the record currently stands at 27 held jointly by Sir Alex Ferguson, Jose Mourinho and Carlo Ancelotti. I expect City’s Spanish boss to join that illustrious group midweek.’

Michael’s prediction: Tottenham 1-2 Manchester City

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