Tottenham v Manchester City – Betting Preview
Antonio Conte was expected to miss out on this game completely due to undergoing surgery last week, but over the weekend the rumours are positive that the Italian could be present at the Tottenham stadium on Sunday.
Spurs are starting to show gradual signs of improvement since the 4-2 loss in Manchester in the reverse fixture. The club has progressed in the important FA cup and has not conceded a goal in two professional style wins since the loss to Man City last month. As a result of this, the mood and confidence have improved notably.
There is still some instability at Tottenham with Conte and Kane yet to confirm their commitment for next season, but both will receive rousing receptions here. This is the case for Conte in particular if he makes any kind of appearance after undergoing a gallbladder operation only days ago.
Lucas Moura is the only injury concern and probable absence for Tottenham.
New signing Pedro Porro is set to make his debut, while the other recent newcomer Danjuma will patiently await his first start despite scoring as a sub against Preston last time out.
Manchester City Summary
Manchester City will be absolutely delighted with the fact Everton inflicted a shock win over Arsenal on Saturday. This has opened up a big chance to make up 3 points on the previous runaway leaders.
There have been eyebrows raised and noises of fan disappointment in recent days at the club. This is because one of the best players in recent years was sent out on loan in the shape of Joao Cancelo, who left for Bayern Munich.
Whatever the reason behind Cancelo’s shock departure, it has underlined Pep Guardiola’s importance and decisiveness at the helm of this club.
Guardiola has no injury concerns or suspensions to worry about, and so can send out his best team to face Tottenham.
There could be no room for John Stones or ex-Spurs full-back Kyle Walker. While Alvarez and Grealish will compete for a spot on the left side of the attacking three.
Lewis continues at the right side and the spotlight will fall on Ake to see how well he plays now the serious competition for his spot, Joao Cancelo, has left.
Looking at the 1×2 market first. Spurs have a fantastic record at home to Manchester City but the betting doesn’t reflect this trend. City are the favourite to win @ 1.74. Spurs to win is @ 4.50 while the draw is @ 4.15.
Moving onto the Asian handicap market for this contest. Man City -0.75 @ 1.92 will need to score at least twice to get a full win on this handicap. They are yet to score at this stadium, so it isn’t ideal. Spurs +0.75 will raise their game and the crowd will be massively up for this, so backers should get a decent run for their money @ 1.94.
Looking at The Under/Over betting last of all, where the line has dropped from 3 to 2.75, indicating punters are not as bullish on goals as they normally are in this fixture. Over 2.75 is @ 1.83 and the Under is @ 2.01. No preference here, if Spurs defensive game plan works then it will be tight and they edge it 1-0 or 2-1.