This Sunday Manchester City will meet Tottenham Hotspurs in the final of the 2020-21 EFL Cup at Wembley Stadium. Pep Guardiola’s team will play in their fourth consecutive finals hoping to win it again. Their team is highly favored against Spurs in the 2021 EFL Cup betting preview. Especially after the sacking of the Tottenham manager, Jose Mourinho this week.
It is only Tuesday, but has already been a busy week in football with the new Superliga tournament making the headlines everywhere. It will be interesting to see how fans will support their team in the EFL Cup final this weekend with both teams joining the new league. Spurs fans also got the news about the sacking of Jose Mourinho. With the club’s former player, Ryan Mason taking over his job. The 29-year-old has become the youngest ever manager in the Premier League who faces a tough job already in his first week. As Tottenham will play against PL leader Manchester City this Sunday. 8000 fans will be also allowed to the stadium for the first time since last March. Whose presence can add more pressure to the young manager.
2021 EFL Cup betting preview predict City’s victory
Manchester City have won the EFL Cup (and its predecessor, the Football League Cup) seven times so far. What is even more impressive is that the team can win now their fourth title in a row. All under the management of Pep Guardiola. Who has also led the team to the top of the Premier League table and to the last four in this season’s Champions League. Of course, the Catalan genius needed top players to achieve all this. Like Kevin de Bruyne, Raheem Sterling or Phil Foden, who is having his best season at the club.
So it’s no surprise that online sportsbooks in the UK favor City to win the trophy with the odds of 1.28. They knocked out Bournemouth, Burnley, Arsenal and arch rival Manchester United on their route to the final. To meet Spurs, who have been struggling all season. And also lost their manager ahead of the game. In these conditions City can easily score several goals. With Gabriel Jesus, Ilkay Gundogan and Liam Delap being the most likely players to score at the game. Their odds to do so are 2.40 according to the 2021 EFL Cup betting preview.
Can Spurs win without Mourinho?
It was a very weird decision from Tottenham to sack their manager, Jose Mourinho just before the final of the EFL Cup. Several people including most fans were not satisfied with the team’s performance and the direction they were heading to. Still, to have a young, only 29-year-old manager instead of the trophy-winner Portuguese against City seems a bold decision. Especially as the team has got to the final with the Special One after knocking out Chelsea, Stoke City and Brentford in the tournament.
Now key players, like Harry Kane, Son Heung-min and Lucas Moura have to perform their best in order to win the cup. Which would be the club’s fifth EFL trophy and also the first since 2008. The team is only in 7th place in the Premier League so this is their only chance to make their fans happy. It is a big question though how they can respond to the management changes and all other happenings this week. Online gambling sites in the UK offer the odds of 3.75 for their victory which might be still possible. As Spurs have already managed to beat City this season back in November. Then their victory also meant their temporary lead of the Premier League. Now it would mean saving their season under the lead of an interim manager.