Man City vs Tottenham – Betting Preview
At Old Trafford, where Man United rallied from a goal down to close the gap on their noisy neighbours, Pep Guardiola could have conceivably felt hard done by.
Instead, he boldly declared that he “does not care” about the Premier League title’s outcome as his team fell further behind the Mikel Arteta-led Arsenal.
Man City Preview
Jack Grealish’s goal gave the champions the lead, but Bruno Fernandes’ goal and Marcus Rashford’s late goal turned the tide after Rashford was controversially found not to have interfered with play from an offside position.
Man City remain second in the rankings but are now eight points behind Arsenal with the same number of games played, though they will temporarily close that gap to five if they win on Thursday. They have now suffered back-to-back losses and lost their prized EFL Cup to Southampton last week.
The wounded champions are typically a force to be reckoned with at home after a humiliating loss, but Man United and Newcastle United are now only one point behind City, who might even drop to third if the Red Devils defeat Crystal Palace on Wednesday night.
According to dejected Tottenham manager Antonio Conte, who had no complaints after seeing his team suffer a wholly deserved loss to the Gunners in the North London derby on Sunday evening, only upcoming opponents Man City and Arsenal can now compete for the title.
Inexplicably, Hugo Lloris scored an own goal in the first half before Martin Odegaard’s goal sealed the victory.
Tottenham’s efforts to convince Conte to sign a new contract are failing as they occupy fifth place in the standings and are currently five points behind Man United despite having played one more game.
Only three victories in their last nine Premier League contests is hardly the performance of a top-four contender, but in contrast, Conte’s team has scored nine goals in their last three away Premier League games, and Spurs defeating Guardiola is nothing new.
1×2 Betting Odds
Although Tottenham has undoubtedly had the better of this match in recent times and Conte can proudly claim to have Guardiola’s number, past victories should mean nothing as long as the Lilywhites lack motivation in every facet of the game!
It is too risky to support the visitors after the men against boys derby that took place on Sunday, so this should be the perfect match for Guardiola’s rested champions!
Only once has Guardiola ever gone three home games without a league win as manager, and the chances of that happening again are very slim because it is City who are the favourites @ 1.40.
Spurs can take massive confidence from the fact that they have won 4 of their last 5 games against City, but after their performance against Arsenal the market deems them as the underdogs @ 9.20.
The possibility of a draw and advantage Gunners, stands @ 5.83.
Total goals over/under
The odds that the total number of goals scored will be over 2.5, stands @ 1.65.
While the odds that the total number of goals will be under 2.5, stands @ 2.43.
When Manchester City and Tottenham meet, the game is filled with drama and goals!
And not to forget, Manchester City with all their attacking talents playing at the Etihad is a dangerous prospect!
So as the lines suggest, do expect goals and drama in this one with Pep’s side winning at the end of it!