Tottenham vs Man City – Betting Preview
In Sunday’s Premier League match in North London, Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City renew their rivalry just over two weeks after playing off a six-goal thriller at the Etihad!
Last weekend, both teams advanced to the FA Cup fifth round, with Spurs defeating Preston North End with ease 3-0 and the Citizens defeating 14-time champion Arsenal 1-0.
This week, spare a thought for Antonio Conte, who hands the reigns over to Cristian Stellini at Tottenham after having his gallbladder surgically removed after complaining of “serious abdominal pain” during last weekend’s FA Cup victory over Preston.
But the good news for Spurs is, four of Man City’s last five Premier League games at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium have ended in defeat!
Conceding at least twice in all of those fixtures!
Both sides will be hoping they have fit squads, and after the transfer window, fans of Spurs will be hoping to see their new signings!
Man City Preview
Both sides let players go; however, Spurs brought in a few as well, unlike City. One surprising transfer was Joao Cancelo. The right-back left on loan to Bayern Munich.
Man City may have had three victories at home, but despite that, the champions have dropped their last two away games against Manchester United and Southampton.
Guardiola has also shockingly lost all four of his prior trips to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium; he has a worse record at no other stadium.
Tottenham will even have the support of the red side of North London, for a couple of hours at most, in their effort to right the wrongs of the Etihad encounter.
A furious Guardiola tore into his players after their 4-2 win over Spurs in January, where Conte’s side got to halftime with a 2-0 advantage before the Riyad Mahrez-inspired fightback!
1X2 Betting Odds
Tottenham can find confidence from the fact that City are yet to register a goal at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium! Plus, they will hope that their new signing can have some sort of an impact!
But despite that narrative, Spurs are the underdogs in this contest @ 4.65.
Man City just let Cancelo go, but that will certainly lead to better dressing room atmosphere! In what is a must win game if they hope to catch up with Arsenal, their odds of winning stand @ 1.82.
The market odds of a stalemate and points dropped for both sides, stands @ 4.33.
Total goals over/under
The odds that the total number of goals scored will be over 2.5, stands @ 1.71.
While the odds that the total number of goals will be under 2.5, stands @ 2.35.
You also associate Man City with scoring goals! And even if they are not at their very best, they can certainly pick apart sides like no other!
But on the other hand, playing Spurs away has been their kryptonite in recent years, so expect Tottenham to pack a punch too!
But now is the time where Man City have to win to keep the pace with Arsenal. And they have shown time and time again, that they win when wining is a must!
Just ask Liverpool!