Manchester City are in a desperate need of a respite, but Tottenham could make things worse for them on Saturday.
The Citizens were expected to wrap up their league title against Manchester United last week, but that didn’t happen as they lost 3-2 at home. Spurs will obviously have no sympathies for Pep Guardiola’s side, and they will be keen to elongate City’s wait when they visit Wembley Stadium this week.
During the midweek, City bowed out to Liverpool in Champions League, and it can be said that last couple of weeks haven’t been great for the club. However, they are still on course to complete a double this season.
Spurs will hope to take advantage of City’s precarious situation and cement their position in the top-four. The North London side are fourth in the table, but they are level on points with third-placed Liverpool. They have a game in hand on Liverpool, and three points against City will put them in a strong position to finish above the Reds.
Spurs have won their last six games in the league, and last weekend, they claimed a 2-1 win at Stoke City.
Earlier this season, City claimed a 4-1 win over their opponents at the Etihad Stadium. However, we don’t think City will find it that easy on Saturday.
Tottenham vs Manchester City – Match Facts
City have lost their last three games in all competitions. This hasn’t happened since February 2016.
Tottenham haven’t conceded a goal in their last four home games in Premier League.
12 of last 14 meetings between these two sides in all competitions have ended with more than 2.5 goals.
Tottenham vs Manchester City – Team News
For Spurs, Danny Rose, Harry Winks and Kyle Walker-Peters are sidelined.
Benjamin Mendy and John Stones are unlikely to feature for City, and Fernandinho is suspended after picking his tenth yellow card of the season.
Tottenham vs Manchester City – Match Odds
It’s a tough game to call in the betting market. City are slight favourites at their best odds of 13/8 at Bet365. Spurs are available at 7/4 odds at the same bookmaker.
However, we are backing a draw in this game, and you can back our prediction at 13/5 odds.
Tottenham vs Manchester City – Correct Score Odds
A 1-1 draw at 13/2 odds is the most likely outcome according to the betting market. However, we are predicting a 2-2 draw in this game, and you can back our prediction at the best odds of 12/1 at William Hill.
Tottenham vs Manchester City – Anytime Goalscorer Odds
Spurs striker Harry Kane is the obvious favourite to score in the game, and he is available at his best odds of 11/10 at Skybet. We are backing the English striker to score in the game.
For City, Sergio Aguero is likely to start, and he is available at 13/8 odds at Paddypower.
Tottenham vs Manchester City – Total Goals Over/Under Odds
We expect both sides to score in this game, and we are going for over 2.5 goals for our prediction. This bet is priced at the best odds of 13/20 at BetVictor.