Man City v Tottenham Betting Tips
For Tottenham fans, finishing above Arsenal last season was a huge statement. Finally getting the better of their North London rivals was a big deal but Spurs have done more recently than just winning local bragging rights.
Under the guidance of Daniel Levy and Mauricio Pochettino, Tottenham have become one of the Premier League’s elite clubs. For many people, the change was first highlighted when Spurs beat Man City 2-1 at the Etihad in February 2016.
Yes, they fell short in the battle for the title that year but it was a statement of intent and lead many to suggest that Spurs were actually the best side in the country.
Those suggestions are no more though. As Spurs prepare to face Man City there is no question that it’s the Citizens who are the best side in the country by some distance.
City to Confirm Their Dominance at Home
Pep Guardiola’s City side are playing so well that some bookies have already paid out on them winning the title. They’ve turned in performances the like of which English football fans have rarely, if ever, seen before and there is a real chance they will be crowned Premier League champions long before the season ends.
Guardiola can talk all he wants about taking each game as it comes and the big challenges still to come but the belief in the squad is sky high thanks to last weekend’s win in the Manchester derby.
Man City are ready to kick on but can they end Tottenham’s run of three wins and a draw against them? We think so.
Spurs have already lost to Leicester, Arsenal and Man Utd on their travels this season whereas Man City have beaten each of the four teams immediately beneath them in the table so back the home side at 6/11 with Sportingbet.
Structured Attacks to Produce Goals
Guardiola and Pochettino are among the most celebrated and coveted managers in the world. They represent a new breed of manager who take a structured approach to both their attacking and defending.
We’re used to seeing Premier League managers drill their defences on the training ground but when it comes to the attacking players, they’re often given just a few instructions and left to get on with things. Guardiola and Pochettino take a different approach and it’s one which has produced plenty of goals.
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We expect more attacking football at the Etihad and recommend backing over 3.5 goals at 29/20 especially as Man City and Tottenham have injury concerns in defence.
We also think that the action will be spread throughout Saturday’s late kickoff. Neither side will take their foot off the gas if they score an early goal so bet on there being a goal in both halves at 8/15 with BetVictor.
Another way of profiting from an entertaining game is backing the first goal to be scored before in the first 10 minutes at 11/4 with Paddy Power.
Kane to Give Spurs Fans Something to Cheer About
The best thing about football at the top level is the variety in which teams go about their business.
Guardiola and Pochettino both have high standards and are keen only to sign players capable of fitting into their style of play. There are certain players, however, that are good enough to play in any team in the world and Harry Kane is among them.
Top Betting Offers
Man City to win at 6/11 with Sportingbet
Over 3.5 goals at 29/20 with Betfair
Goal to be scored in both halves at 8/15 with BetVictor
First goal to be scored in the opening 10 minutes at 11/4 with Paddy Power
Harry Kane to score at 17/10 with 888Sport