Probably the most interesting Premier League game of the second round is the one taking place at Etihad Stadium on Saturday evening. The reigning champions Manchester City are taking on Tottenham, the team that finished fourth last season. Both teams have started their 2019-20 campaigns with big wins, so an entertaining clash is expected. And if you want to make some money off it, we say read our Manchester City vs Tottenham prediction and betting tips!
We’ll start this Manchester City vs Tottenham prediction by reminding ourselves how the Sky Blues performed in the opening round. They played against West Ham, which is far from being a poor side, but they still managed to hammer the Hammers. The match was played at the London Stadium and the final score was 5:0 Man City.
Thanks to the impressive start of the season, they’re now on the top of the table, where they plan to stay until the end of the season. According to the bookies, Man City are likely to make their plan come true, they’re the number 1 favourite for winning the title.
But, there are a few other teams that seem capable of challenging the title, Tottenham included. This is why beating the Spurs on Saturday is of huge importance for Man City. Not only would they get one over their rival, but hammering them could ruin Tottenham’s confidence.
At the same time, if the opposite happened at the Etihad, Man City could get in big problems. Remember that the winner of the previous season was decided by a single point. So, losing to the Spurs at home could result in a real disaster later on. For all these reasons, you can be certain Man City are gonna be super-motivated to win this match dominantly.
Although they did win Aston Villa 3:1 in the opening round, they weren’t too impressive in that game. Actually, the Villans had a lead till fairly late in the match. Thanks to a good input of Cristian Eriksen and immense talent that the Spurs’ best player Harry Kane has, they were able to get themselves all three points.
However, the performances at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium last weekend can’t give their fans too much optimism ahead of the clash with Manchester City. Another thing that has to make them pessimistic is that the Spurs haven’t won a Premier League against Man City since 2016. And their record against City is even worse when it comes to the games played in Manchester. Since 2010, they lost all but two games at the Etihad.
On the bright side, Tottenham supporters do have faith in their players. This team has managed to reach the final of the Champions League last season and the players who achieved that are still in the squad. Plus, the Spurs have made a couple of pretty exciting signings over the summer, including Ndombele who scored the equalizer against Aston Villa last Saturday.
Manchester City absentees:
- Benjamin Mendy (injury)
- Fernandinho (injury)
- Leroy Sane (injury)
- Ben Davies (injury)
- Juan Foyth (injury)
- Dele Alli (injury)
- Ryan Sessegnon (injury)
Ederson – Laporte, Stones, Walker, Zinchenko – Rodri, David Silva, De Bruyne – Sterling, Bernardo Silva, Aguero
Lloris – Alderweireld, Sanchez, Walker-Peters, Rose – Winks, Ndombele, Eriksen – Lucas, Son, Kane
Manchester City vs Tottenham Prediction
This should be an entertaining game with plenty of exciting moments and a fair share of goals. Still, at the end of the 90 minutes, Man City should be the ones to celebrate.
Manchester City vs Tottenham Betting Tips
- Manchester City @1.33 (bet365)
- Over 2.5 Goals @1.50 (bwin)
- BTS @1.76 (1XBET)