All eyes will be on Wembley Stadium for Wednesday’s clash between Tottenham Hotspur and Juventus – can Mauricio Pochettino’s men get the job done? Only time will tell.

Spurs showed plenty of mental strength and resilience to bounce back after going two goals down in Turin and punters will fancy the north London outfit to reach the Champions League quarter-finals.

Manchester City have one foot in the next round and Pep Guardiola’s side will be difficult to beat on home soil. The Blues have been sensational at the Etihad Stadium this season and another win looks likely here.

This is the ideal chance for Pep to rest a few of City’s star men as the Blues edge closer to the title. Check out our top tips on Wednesday’s action below…

Manchester City vs FC BASEL

Wholesale changes are expected; City ran out 4-0 winners in the first leg in Switzerland. The Blues have been untouchable in recent months – Guardiola’s side have scored 18 goals in seven Champions League games.

The Premier League champions-elect will be confident of snatching another convincing triumph in this fixture. City are a 7/10 chance to put three or more goals past Basel once again.

The visitors have struggled since the turn of the year. Basel have lost four of their previous five competitive fixtures and another defeat looks likely here.

Despite their struggles, it will be a much-changed City lining up at the Etihad and the visitors will be confident of testing the hosts. City are a class above most of their opponents but it would be foolish to write Basel off just yet.

Basel’s away record in this competition isn't great but City may took their foot off the gas – they have important fixtures approaching. I’m expecting Pep’s men to win but 11/8 for an away goal is a good price when you take everything into account.

TIP: Over 0.5 away goals @ 11/8

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR vs Juventus

Spurs are unbeaten in 17 competitive matches and it is difficult to back against the north London side on that form.

Pochettino has matured into one of the finest managers in world football and his stock will rise rapidly if Tottenham reach the quarter-finals. Harry Kane will receive plenty of betting attention as per usual – he is 49/50 to score in 90 minutes.

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The Serie A champions will be quietly confident of glory here – Massimiliano Allegri’s men are certainly capable of turning things around.

A solid defensive performance is required for Juventus to advance to the final eight; Spurs will need to be fully focused on stopping the Italian side. An early Juve goal will do nothing for the nerves…

Spurs’ Wembley woes are well and truly over. The Premier League side have enough quality to cope with Juventus and an early goal for Tottenham could set the tone for the rest of the evening. 6/5 is well worth taking for a home victory.

TIP: Tottenham to win @ 6/5

 

*Odds subject to change - correct at time of writing*

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