Manchester City v Tottenham Odds, Betting Tips and Preview
Game time & date: 1730 BST, Saturday September 10
Location: Etihad Stadium, Manchester
Last result between the two: Manchester City 2-3 Tottenham, Premier League, February 2022
Broadcast: Sky Sports Main Event & Premier League
Saturday’s late kick off in the Premier League comes from the Etihad Stadium, with Pep Guardiola’s men looking to get back to winning ways after the defending champions were held at Aston Villa last week. The visitors for this key clash are Tottenham, who sit level on points with City in the Premier League table after they beat Fulham 2-1 at home to remain unbeaten in the league so far this season.
Both teams head into the game after a Champions League match in midweek, testing their squad depth, with the hosts favoured in the Manchester City v Tottenham betting odds to win. However, they did lose this exact fixture 3-2 to Spurs when it was played in February.
Are City unstoppable at home?
While City have dropped points away to Villa and Newcastle United already this season, they have three wins from three at home, scoring 14 times. Those wins, though, came against moderate opposition in the form of Bournemouth, Crystal Palace and Nottingham Forest.
They did have to come from behind against Palace but the City juggernaut appears irresistible in front of their own fans, where Guardiola’s men have celebrated seven straight wins in the Premier League.
City have scored at least three times in each of those victories, but Spurs will surely provide a better test. Indeed, Spurs have come out on top in four of their last five meetings with City in the Premier League.
The Manchester City v Tottenham betting odds to win seem too short on the hosts as a result of that poor head-to-head record, making siding with Spurs far more appealing for those seeking value here.
Spurs double chance can be backed at 2/1 with 888Sport and the handicap markets offer alternatives. Spurs +2 is at 3/4 with 888Sport, meaning the bet would win even if City triumphed by a single goal.
Spurs building momentum despite Son form
Harry Kane’s fifth Premier League goal of the season proved decisive for Spurs last time out, with Antonio Conte’s side beating Fulham 2-1 at home to continue their strong start to the season. Spurs are yet to show their best form but the fact they sit joint-second in the table, despite some stodgy performances, suggests that they could be in the conversation as genuine title contenders this term.
Spurs have maximum points at home but, like City, they have found it harder on the road. Draws at Chelsea and West Ham have sandwiched a 2-0 win away to Nottingham Forest this season. However, that means Spurs are unbeaten in 12 Premier League games, a run dating all the way back to April.
It is also worth remembering Spurs won a thriller 3-2 at the Etihad in February, Kane scoring deep into added time to snatch all three points. That was his second of the game but those considering him on the goalscorer markets should take into account he has only four goals in 14 past meetings with City.
For another way to side with Spurs, the 27/10 with 888Sport for them to win either half appeals.
Guardiola’s men are overwhelming favourites in the Manchester City v Tottenham betting odds and their price is simply far too short considering Spurs won both Premier League meetings with them last term.
Though both sides are unbeaten and tied for second place on points, the value seems to be with the visitors thanks to their strong head-to-head record in this fixture. Spurs double chance is offered at a very tempting 2/1 with 888Sport, which also has the option of 27/10 for Spurs to win either half.
Each of the past three Premier League games between City and Spurs has been won by a single goal, which means the handicap market comes into play too. Spurs +2 is too big at 3/4 with 888Sport here.
Lastly, neutrals will be hoping for an entertaining affair given the fact that there have been over 2.5 goals scored in City’s last 10 home games in the Premier League. However, Conte will want to keep the game as tight as possible, which means the 6/4 for under 2.5 goals to be scored might prove a better bet.
Author: Jamie Smith