Manchester City vs Tottenham – Betting Preview

 

Tottenham Summary

Beaten easily and comprehensively in front of their fans, the mood and confidence are very low at the club right now.

Antonio Conte remained somewhat surprisingly calm post-defeat on the weekend.

Overall sensations are that something is dramatically wrong at Tottenham and Conte will wants to leave the club, at least by the summer.

Unquestionably, Instability is at its highest with Kane as well as the boss unhappy.

Tottenham on a positive note should feel boosted by team news but the morale and lack of commitment is a concern. Bentancur is ready according to Conte. If he begins it is a massive boost for Spurs.

Kulusevski played most of the weekend loss but was not at his best, perhaps due to fitness, so the Swede could drop out. The Kane-Son-Richarlison front three has never clicked and so it could be more like Conte to use Gil or even Perisic pushed up in the attack should he not start Kulusevski.

 

Manchester City Summary

Manchester City is desperate to bounce back from a controversial derby defeat by rivals Manchester United last time out. They will be boosted however that their neighbours failed to beat Crystal Palace on wednesay, meaning they go second with a win here.

And Anything less than a victory for City would be a major setback in their already fading title challenge.

Guardiola can recall John Stones and Ruben Diaz, improving options in the defence.

De Bruyne missed training on Tuesday due to personal reasons but is available. This all means Tottenham could end up facing the host with their strongest possible line up, and considering the record we have against them, it would make sense Guardiola doesn’t rotate.

 

Betting Analysis

Looking at the 1×2 market first, where the favourite for this game is Manchester City to win @ 1.37. Tottenham has an excellent record against Manchester City both home and away, but right now it would be a shock if the away team got a win. Tottenham are @ 8.00 while the draw is @ 5.50.

Moving onto the Asian handicap market for this contest. Manchester City has not been their best this season but it is fair to say at times, have looked unplayable at home. They cannot take Spurs lightly based on previous head-to-head results. City give a -1.5 start to Spurs which looks fair based on how bad Tottenham have been since coming back from the World Cup. City -1.5 is @ 1.97 and easier to be attracted to, while Tottenham +1.5 is @ 1.89.

Looking at The Under/Over market last of all. The Goal line dropped from 3.25 to 3 which looks tempting. Over 3 is @ 1.84 and Under 3 is @ 1.98. Man City will concede chances but almost certainly score 2 or more goals themselves, so Overs is a strong preference here. 3 goals exactly would return the stake and it is extremely difficult not to see at least three goals, my belief is that City will put at least three in our net!