How the Bookies See it:
- Winner: Man City 6/5, Draw 5/2, Tottenham 5/2 - BetVictor
- First Goalscorer: Sergio Aguero 16/5, Harry Kane 5/1, Kevin de Bruyne 6/1, Dele Alli 17/2 - Paddy Power
- Both Teams To Score: Yes 4/7, No 5/4 - Sky Bet
- Correct Score: Draw 1-1 13/2, Man City 2-1 8/1, Man City 1-0 17/2 - William Hill
- Manchester City were hammered 4-0 at Everton in their last Premier League match, leaving them ten points behind leaders Chelsea in fifth place and prompting Pep Guardiola to declare their title hopes were over. They had previously thrashed West Ham United 5-0 in the FA Cup and beaten Burnley 2-1 since the turn of the year.
- Tottenham swatted aside West Bromwich Albion 4-0 last time out to register a record-equalling sixth consecutive Premier League win. They are currently second in the table - albeit still seven points adrift of Chelsea - and have the best defensive record in the division.
- Spurs ran out 2-0 victors at White Hart Lane when the two teams met earlier in the season, having also won both matches between the sides last term. An emphatic 4-1 triumph on home turf was followed by a 2-1 success at the Etihad Stadium.
Man City have lost just one league match at home this season and remain a major force to be reckoned with. A strong response can be expected following the heavy loss to Everton as Pep Guardiola looks for a result that would ease the pressure. The ankle injury sustained by Jan Vertonghen also leaves Tottenham in need of a defensive reshuffle and could give Man City an opportunity to exploit.
However, the smart money would still seem to be on a Tottenham win. As well as having better odds than City, Spurs’ recent form has been far superior and they can draw strength from three straight victories over their opponents since the start of last season.
The recent switch to a 3-4-3 formation has underlined just what a flexible team Tottenham are and has helped to get the best out of just about everyone, with Dele Alli in the form of his life, Harry Kane notching a hat-trick against West Brom and the wing-backs playing superbly. Tottenham have still retained all their defensive organisation, with a dynamic central midfield and solid back three. At a price of 13/5, backing Tottenham for an away win could reap very handsome rewards.
- Sports.net’s top tip: Tottenham to beat Manchester City - 13/5 at Bet365
*Please note, odds may fluctuate.