Manchester City vs Tottenham Hotspur, KO: 16:30 Apr 25, 2021, Wembley Stadium
MANCHESTER CITY'S stranglehold on the English League Cup could continue on Sunday with managerless Spurs standing in their way of a fourth triumph in a row.
City have won this trophy five times in the last seven seasons and another win would make them joint all-time most winners of the trophy, now called the Carabao Cup.
You need to go back to 1974 for the last time City didn't win it after reaching the Final – they have won the last six finals they've been involved in. History is very much on their side.
Spurs' last trophy in any competition was the League Cup but that was 13 years ago and they've since lost two finals. Like City, their plans to join the European Super League disintegrated this week and of course, they sacked Jose Mourinho at the start of the week with Ryan Mason in interim charge.
But they did bring themselves some cheer when they came from behind to beat Southampton in midweek and will face a City side without the suspended John Stones.
How the bookies view it?
City are the bookies' favourites and are a best prices 8/15 with Skybet, with 1/2 the general price. Spurs can be backed at 5/1 with Tonybet to win in 90 minutes and are 3/1 with Paddy Power to win the trophy. The draw is 7/2 with BetVictor.
Recent head to heads
There's been a comfortable home win apiece for both sides this season. It was 3-0 for City at the Etihad in February and Tottenham won 2-0 in London in November.
Players to watch
Phil Foden is enjoying a wonderful season and again popped up with a vital goal in midweek as City beat Aston Villa 2-1 in Birmingham. He has scored three goals in his last five games and is 2/1 with Paddy Power to score anytime.
It will be interesting to see if Gareth Bale can rejuvenate himself after the departure of Mourinho, which always looked to be an uneasy marriage. He's a big game player and scored against Southampton in midweek. The 4/1 for him to score anytime is tempting.
Anything else catch the eye?
Despite City having a crucial Champions League semi-final in midweek against PSG approaching, you can be sure Pep Guardiola will want to add to his impressive trophy haul.
With two sides who can be extremely entertaining if the chains are taken off, there really should be goals at Wembley – City are the Premier League's top scorers and Spurs are fourth.
With that in mind and given Spurs are likely to have more of a go than under Mourinho, the City to win and both teams to score at 5/2 with bet365 is a fair price.
Given that goals should be on the agenda, Paddy Power's 16/5 for a City win and over 3.5 goals has a real chance too.
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