Kick-off: 1730, 17/08/2019
Stadium: Etihad Stadium
TV: Sky Sports
Manchester City have won their last four Premier League games against Tottenham but will still feel as though they have a score to settle with Spurs.
The London outfit ruined the Blues’ quadruple bid when knocking them out of the Champions League, so this will be seen as a bit of a grudge match.
That spells danger for the visitors and 9/10 for a home win by more than one clear goal is our initial Man City vs Tottenham prediction.
A Look At Manchester City’s Betting Odds
City sent out an ominous warning that they are hungry for a hat-trick of Premier League title triumphs when thrashing West Ham 5-0 away in this season’s first round of fixtures.
Pep Guardiola’s men were only 1-0 ahead at the interval following a scrappy first period but turned on the style in the second half, with Raheem Sterling hitting a treble.
“It feels good, but the important thing was starting well as a team and getting the win and the three points,” Sterling told CityTV.
“That’s what we’ve done and it’s a great way to start the season. It’s early days, but it’s about enjoying it and keeping winning.”
Leroy Sane’s Community Shield injury was a blow, but Riyad Mahrez looks set to be more influential this term, while Bernardo Silva and Sergio Aguero only started on the bench at London Stadium.
The Blues netted early on in three of their four meetings with Spurs last term and 5/2 they lead after 15 minutes here takes the eye from the Man City vs Tottenham odds.
Last Man City line-up: Ederson, Walker, Stones, Zinchenko, Laporte, Rodri, De Bruyne, D Silva, Sterling, Jesus, Mahrez.
Midfielder Fernandinho is back in contention as City have close to a fully-fit squad available, but left-back Benjamin Mendy is unlikely to be involved as he builds up match fitness.
A Look At Tottenham Hotspur’s Betting Odds
Tottenham trailed Aston Villa for a long time in their opening game, having gone behind in the ninth minute, but a late surge saw them prevail 3-1.
Record signing Tanguy Ndombele levelled things up and then Harry Kane bagged a crucial brace in the closing stages.
“Liverpool set the standard on Friday night and City before us, so it’s important that we stay in touch as long as we can,” commented Kane.
“We kept up with them for a while last year but they blew ahead after January. We have to make sure we get off to a good start.
“We have full belief that we can go all the way, but there’s a long road ahead and we’ve got to be fully focused.”
Spurs are rated best of the rest behind the big two, but Son Heung-Min’s suspension and a Dele Alli injury blow have left them a little stretched at this stage.
We’re going with a 3-1 home win at 19/2 to finish off our Man City vs Tottenham betting tips.
Last Tottenham line-up: Lloris, Rose, Alderweireld, Sanchez, Walker-Peters, Winks, Lamela, Sissoko, Lucas Moura, Ndombele, Kane.
Tottenham are still without hamstring injury victim Ryan Sessegnon and the suspended Juan Foyth, but Christian Eriksen and Jan Vertonghen are vying for starts, while Giovani Lo Celso could be on the bench following his deadline-day move from Real Betis.
West Ham 0-5 MAN CITY – Gabriel Jesus, Raheem Sterling (3), Sergio Aguero (pen)
TOTTENHAM 3-1 Aston Villa – Tanguy Ndombele, Harry Kane (2)
Head-to-head: Man City 1-0 Tottenham, Man City 4-3 Tottenham, Tottenham 1-0 Man City, Tottenham 0-1 Man City
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