class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>With Guardiola's men not quite at their rock solid best at the back, Al Hain-Cole expects a high-scoring Carabao Cup final against Spurs at Wembley
Manchester City and Tottenham will compete for the first trophy of the English season when they meet at Wembley for Sunday’s Carabao Cup final.
Pep Guardiola’s men no longer have the quadruple on the table after last weekend’s FA Cup semi-final defeat against Chelsea, although will be confident of picking up this silverware after doing so in each of the last three seasons.
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Indeed, they are clear 1/2 (1.50) favourites with bet365 to take home this cup for the sixth time in eight seasons by coming out on top in the capital.
In contrast to their opponents, Spurs haven’t lifted a single trophy since winning this competition back in 2008 but can be backed at 9/2 (5.50) to end their long wait by pulling off a shock win here.
Just one of the last 10 encounters between this duo has resulted in a draw, but you can get odds of 15/4 (4.75) on them taking this game into extra-time after a deadlocked 90 minutes.
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John Stones is suspended after getting sent off in Wednesday’s 2-1 win over Aston Villa, while Kevin De Bruyne and Sergio Aguero are both doubtful due to injury.
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Harry Kane is facing a race against time as he looks to recover from an ankle injury, with Matt Doherty also a doubt and Ben Davies ruled out.
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While caretaker manager Ryan Mason will obviously be desperate to have Kane leading the line, his side need not despair if he is not passed fit to make the starting line-up.
Having failed to score in just one of the last 14 fixtures, they will be fairly confident of troubling a Citizens backline that has conceded in each of the last five matches in all competitions.
What’s more, Tottenham’s record in recent encounters between the teams is fairly impressive – winning two and losing just one of the last four matches while scoring twice in three of those.
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All things considered, even money (2.00) seems fairly generous on them helping to ensure goals at both ends for their fifth match in a row and a six in six for City.
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