Tottenham v Man City tips – time for Guardiola’s men to shine?

Tottenham are sitting second in the 2020/21 Premier League table and Manchester City are down in tenth, although that hasn’t stopped the bookmakers from making the latter warm favourites to get the better of Spurs when the domestic top-flight action resumes after the international break.

City signed off with a 1-1 draw against Liverpool before downing tools for a fortnight, with Guardiola now looking for his team wanting to hit the ground running and properly challenge for the crown that they lost to their Merseyside rivals last season.

Should Manchester City Be Odds-On to Win at White Hart Lane?

We’ve come to expect a high win rate for Manchester City over the past few years although the plain fact is that the north-west side have only won three of their seven games played so far and we have to bear this in mind when it comes to betting on their games this season.

Pep’s side won at Wolves before getting turned over at home to Leicester City. While that is the only defeat that they have suffered this season, Leeds, West Ham and Liverpool have all secured 1-1 draws in recent matches and none of these have been flukes or against the run of play.

Therefore, some punters might find it hard to back Manchester City even at the biggest possible odds of 10/11, although they did look sharp against Liverpool and were only a missed Kevin de Bruyne penalty away from claiming the three points.

Can Tottenham Really Stake a Claim In This Match?

Jose Mourinho has regularly enjoyed pitting his wits against Pep Guardiola throughout his managerial career and the two will once again come face-to-face for this game, with Tottenham bidding to win their fourth consecutive Premier League encounter after previous wins over West Brom, Brighton and Burnley.

However, all of those victories have been hard-fought ones and the situation has changed since Spurs ran rampant at St Mary’s and Old Trafford, with no sign of the team running in multiple goals throughout the recent encounters, with the bookies prepared to offer 7/2 about Tottenham winning this clash.

Tottenham have also struggled at White Hart Lane this season and they’ve only secured that solitary home victory against Brighton after previously being held to draws against Newcastle and West Ham and these results followed a 1-0 reverse at home to Everton.

It is clear that Mourinho’s men have issues breaking down stubborn opponents and there’s no way that City will allow Son Heung-Min and Harry Kane to have space in behind the defence for this clash.

What Are the Best Bets For This Match?

We’re really surprised that the bookmakers are offering odds-against when it comes to Under 2.5 Goals considering that this could be a tight clash between two sides who will want to avoid defeat in this game at all costs.

Tottenham would happily take a point from this clash and stay clear of Manchester City in the title, with no early front runner in the table which means that they would still be in the mix. Similarly, City will want to operate with a robust defence and make sure Spurs’ attacking players are nullified.

You can get 13/10 about Under 2.5 Goals, while there’s also the chance to consider a bet on the draw which looks more attractive at 29/10 compared to the price about the away win.

City have already had three 1-1 draws as mentioned and perhaps we can have a tentative punt on this scoreline, with Spurs capable of cancelling out their opponents and that outcome is currently trading at odds of 7/1.

There aren’t many games where you can find Harry Kane to score first at odds of 11/2 although the Tottenham captain is clearly the most likely scorer.


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