Tottenham Hotspur host Manchester City this evening in what’s shaping up to be an interesting tie.
City can regain their position at the top of the league with a victory, whilst Spurs can overtake both City and Arsenal to go third, should they take home all three points on the night.
Our football betting expert has picked out all the best odds for tonight’s clash.
City have started as strong contenders to retain the Premier League title, with new addition Riyad Mahrez settling in well amongst established first-team players within the side.
Bernardo Silva, Leroy Sane, Raheem Sterling and Sergio Aguero have all played key roles for City during their charge, and it looks as if the North-East side will take some stopping in their pursuit for back-to-back titles – they’ve only lost once this season in all competitions, in the 2-1 defeat to Lyon in September.
Spurs have come under criticism for inconsistent performances across all competitions this term but have managed to keep pace with the frontrunners in the Premier League despite not being at their best.
This morning, Mauricio Pochettino said: “My feeling is the worst feeling. Out of nearly five years of starts to the season, it’s the worst. But it is the best start for the club ever in the Premier League.”
Spurs have lost four of their 13 competitive fixtures this season, three of the them against elite opposition in Liverpool, Inter Milan and Barcelona. Aside from the 3-0 victory at Old Trafford, it seems Pochettino and his side are struggling to compete against top competitors of late. You can get Manchester City to win at 8/13 with Grosvenorsport.com
Returning from injury
Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen have returned to the Tottenham squad from short term absences which will come as a huge boost to Pochettino. Eriksen in particular was an influential figure in Spurs’ 2-2 draw in Eindhoven last Wednesday, who had a hand in both Tottenham goals that evening.
Spurs have missed the goal threat posed by Alli during his time out, not least his ability to find the net in big games – he netted twice against Real Madrid and twice against Chelsea last season alone. The youngster will be finding his feet on return but Alli to score anytime is priced nicely at 4/1.
When these two teams play, there are usually goals – they have averaged 3.8 goals per game in the last 14 competitive meetings. Manchester City are priced at 2/1 to win and both teams to score, whilst Tottenham are 7/1 to win and both teams to score. If you can’t pick a winner, you can get Over 3.5 total match goals at 6/4.
Raheem Sterling is enjoying a fine start to the season and has enjoyed playing Spurs in recent times, scoring three in his last two outings against the fifth placed side. We make a Man City wincast with Sterling to score anytime well priced at 11/4.