The winner of the first piece of silverware in England will be decided at Wembley Stadium on Sunday afternoon, as Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City clash in the final of the Carabao Cup. But, will City be able to get their first trophy on route to a treble this term?
Manchester City vs Tottenham Hotspur Schedule
When: Sunday, 25th April
Where: Wembley Stadium
How To Watch: ESPN
Manchester City vs Tottenham Hotspur Odds
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City Looking To Regain EFL Cup
Manchester City have an excellent record in this competition, as they have won the last three EFL Cups. The Citizens regained the trophy last season, after beating Aston Villa in the final of the competition. City’s challenge of winning all four trophies this season has already ended after they were beaten last weekend in the FA Cup semi-final by Chelsea. Still, a treble this season would illustrate a fine season for Pep Guardiola’s side. City have been excellent in this competition throughout the season, as they have scored eleven goals in the four games that they have played.
City have seen off two of the other top six clubs in the Premier League on their way to this stage, which includes arch-rivals Manchester United. Guardiola’s side beat United at the semi-final stage at Old Trafford, with John Stones and Fernandinho scoring the goals. City warmed up for the final of this competition by beating Aston Villa in the Premier League in mid-week. Goals from Phil Foden and Rodri have put Guardiola’s side within three wins of reclaiming the league title this season.
Ryan Mason Looking For Perfect Start
It has been an action-packed week for Tottenham Hotspur over the past seven days. Their European Super League involvement, like City, was met with widespread disapproval. However, there was also the small matter of Jose Mourinho losing his job at Spurs. The former Manchester United and Chelsea manager was dismissed on Monday morning, and was swiftly replaced by former midfielder Ryan Mason.
The 29-year-old became the youngest manager in the history of the Premier League in mid-week, as he guided Spurs to a 2-1 victory against Southampton. This weekend’s challenge looks to be a more difficult one, as he looks to give fans a first trophy success since 2008. Spurs have a decent record against City, which includes the 2-0 success that they recorded earlier in the season. Gareth Bale looked happy to be playing soccer again against the Saints, as he scored the equaliser for Mason, before Heung Min-Son scored the winner on the 91st minute. However, Spurs will come into this huge fixture without Harry Kane.
Manchester City vs Tottenham Hotspur Prediction
The EFL Cup was the last trophy that Spurs won, but it will be a massive challenge for them to repeat that success this weekend. City have held a stranglehold on the competition, and we don’t expect them to let go of the trophy this weekend.
Pick: Manchester City at -215