Man City vs Tottenham – Betting Preview
The seventh-round match between Manchester City and Tottenham has been moved to Thursday, and it may be one of the most significant contests of the entire campaign.
City is in a difficult situation, so three points are crucial in this match; otherwise, the title will be decided at London’s Emirates Stadium.
The Spurs, meanwhile, are frantically working to forge team chemistry on the field and climb back into the top-four zone, which qualifies them for the UEFA Champions League the following season.
It won’t be at all simple given the way they play.
Man City Preview
In addition to gaining three points and maintaining its position in the title race, Manchester City needs to win this game to atone for its loss to Manchester United last Saturday. The Citizens, who had the advantage at Old Trafford but lost in the game’s final seconds due to extremely dubious officiating, had a very painful experience.
The Citizens suffered their second straight loss after falling to Southampton, 2-0, at St. Mary’s Stadium. The Citizens are already eliminated from consideration for one trophy. To see them give up on winning the EPL title this early would be disastrous.
They must triumph on Thursday because of this.
In terms of overall home performance, they have won eight out of the last ten matches at the Etihad, with one game ending in a draw and one losing. They’ve also recorded five clean sheets and at least two goals in eight of those games.
The previous weekend saw a difficult loss for Tottenham. They lost the local derby, 0-2 to Arsenal, who earned all three points at the Tottenham Stadium.
Despite the fact that the game was open and there were chances for both teams, Spurs’ strikers also had one underwhelming performance. This time, the back line also fell short of expectations, which is kind of expected.
Antonio Conte is in problems for the first time since taking over the Spurs, and he has multiple issues in his team. The most important is the defense, which falls apart at least once during 90 minutes against any opponent.
1×2 Betting Odds
This is when City exacts revenge for its losses from the previous season. As you can see, Tottenham is in terrible shape, and while City also suffered back-to-back defeats, their game is significantly better and has a system, in contrast to Tottenham’s. Also, the Citizens benefit greatly from playing at home!
It is rarely ever the case that City will play at the Etihad and not be the favourites. So, it is that case again where City are the massive favourites! Their market odds against Tottenham stand @ 1.40.
Tottenham, after their disastrous performance against league leaders and rivals Arsenal, are the underdogs in this @ 9.20.
The possibility of a stalemate, and quite frankly points dropped for Man City, 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.
The market expects that this game will have a few goals in it, because Manchester City are such a side which loves to score goals!
Plus, a City vs Tottenham game is always filled with drama and action!
So in this extremely important game for the title race, expect a few goals with Pep’s side coming out on top!