Son shines for Spurs in victory over Man CIty

Manchester City have lost the status of Champions League favourites with a number of bookmakers following their 1-0 first-leg quarter-final defeat at Tottenham on Tuesday.

Heung-Min Son's second-half strike sunk City, who have drifted to 100-30 with Betfair, Betfred, Paddy Power and Sky Bet to win their first European Cup.

Barcelona have jumped to the head of the market with some layers, although Betway are still prepared to lay 100-30 before the Catalans head to Old Trafford to tackle Manchester United on Wednesday.

Things may have been different had Sergio Aguero not seen his early penalty saved by Hugo Lloris and Pep Guardiola's side will need to raise their performance levels to stay on course for the quadruple after a strangely subdued display.

Hills rate the Premier League champions 8-11 to overturn the deficit, while Spurs are available at 5-4 with Coral and Ladbrokes to reach the semi-finals.

If Tottenham are to upset the odds they are likely to have to do so without the services of Harry Kane, who suffered yet another ankle injury with the England captain replaced by Lucas Moura at 0-0.

Mauricio Pochettino admitted Kane's season could be over which would be a huge blow for a Spurs side who are 14-1 to win the Champions League.

Tottenham have actually won nine, drawn one and lost just two of the 12 matches Kane has failed to start this term but he remains their talisman, scoring 17 times in this season's Premier League and notching a further five in the Champions League.

Liverpool are 7-2 to lift the Champions League after a comfortable 2-0 first-leg success over Porto at Anfield.

Naby Keita and Roberto Firmino were on target for the Reds, who are 1-33 to make the semi-finals. Porto are 16-1 with bet365 to qualify.

Match in Focus


Aston Villa v Derby

Home WinDrawAway Win
Key stats
  • Tammy Abraham has scored in five of his last seven starts for Aston Villa.
Expert verdict
Aston Villa have lost just two of their last 15 matches and valid excuses can be made for both defeats. Dean Smith made wholesale changes with the playoffs in mind for their 2-1 loss to champions Norwich on the final day, while they lost the second leg of semi-final at West Brom despite having 73 per cent possession and winning the shot count 24 to ten. They are full of confidence and should be more determined than ever after last season’s playoff final heartbreak.



Whether it's the Johnstone's Paint Trophy or the Champions League, Soccerbase will ensure you don't experience a big cup upset


Agonising over Aberdeen?
Yearning for Yeovil? Our database is crammed with every football club you could possibly wish for


A plethora of players ranging from Adebayor to Zamora. All you need to know to find out who is the best bet to score next


Card-happy control freak?
Astute arbiter? Make the right decision on any referee with the help of our specialist pages


From Allardyce to Zola, our massive manager database, with histories and win ratios, is sure to get your vote of confidence