Manchester City vs Tottenham Hotspur
The Premier League will resume this weekend with another ten mouth-watering fixtures being played across the country. The stand-out game is undoubtedly Tottenham Hotspur’s trip to the Etihad Stadium where they’ll take on holders, Manchester City. In a repeat of last season’s classic UEFA Champions League quarter-final, we at freebet.com will provide all the latest news, odds and tips on what promises to be an earlier season thriller.
Despite losing to Spurs over two legs in last season’s Champions League clash, Manchester City’s recent record against Saturday’s visitors is a good one. City are chasing a fifth consecutive league win against Spurs for the first time in their history. Spurs have won just once in their last nine visits to the Etihad Stadium (lost 7, drawn 1).
Title favourites, Manchester City, are currently on a 15-game winning streak in the Premier League, closing in on their own Premier League record of 18 successive wins. Opponents, Spurs, could equal a club record of their own, albeit an unwanted one. Mauricio Pochettino’s side have lost six consecutive league games on the road. Spurs lost seven in a row under George Graham back in 2000.
Manchester City looked irresistible last weekend, claiming an impressive 5-0 win away at West Ham United in the opening game of their title defence and manager, Pep Guardiola, may be tempted to stick with the eleven that started that game.
Raheem Sterling grabbed a hat-trick in East London last weekend and has four goals in his past three games against Spurs. With the England international in red-hot form, he will be well supported to open the scoring against Spurs at 16/5.
Another in-form City player is Brazilian forward, Gabriel Jesus. The 22-year old was also on the scoresheet against West Ham and has found the back of the net 13 times in his last 10 starts for City. You can back Jesus to score at any time at Evens.
If Jesus retains his place in the starting eleven then it will once again be at the expense of the club’s all-time record scorer, Sergio Aguero. That may not necessarily be a bad thing as the Argentinian international has now gone seven games without a goal against Spurs.
Aguero’s compatriot, Giovani Lo Celso, is in contention to start for Spurs after completing a full week’s training. One player almost certain to feature from the start will be Danish international, Christian Eriksen. With continued speculation around his future, Eriksen started on the bench last weekend but was instrumental in helping Spurs overturn a 1-0 deficit to beat Aston Villa 3-1 in their season opener.
Kane’s August hoodoo banished?
Harry Kane was amongst the goals at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, scoring Spurs’ second and third goals against Aston Villa. Kane now has four goals in his last three games in the month of August. The hoodoo that saw him fail to find the net in 14 Premier League games during August is now well and truly over! Kane is 13/2 to score first against Manchester City or 15/8 to score at any time.
- Manchester City - 7/20
- Draw - 17/4
- Tottenham Hotspur - 15/2