There is a huge game in the Premier League to look forward to this weekend for soccer fans, as two sides that should be challenging for the league title will meet at the New Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. But, will it be Manchester City or Tottenham Hotspur claiming the three points?
Tottenham Hotspur vs Manchester City Odds
Spurs Looking For Win To Lay Claim For League Title
Tottenham Hotspur are quietly emerging as a side that could potentially enter the Premier League title race this season. Jose Mourinho’s side have been in excellent form so far this season, and it would be difficult to rule out Spurs from challenging for the title given that they have a talented squad of players and a manager that is a renowned winner. Mourinho was brought in by Spurs to help the club challenge for silverware, and there is optimism that given how the season is shaping up that they could be in a strong position as we enter the gruelling festive period.
Spurs are currently in second place in the Premier League table, as they have won four of their last five, and have picked up wins in each of their last three league games. They have lost the joint-fewest number of games in the league so far this season, while they also have the joint-best defensive record. Tottenham highlighted that they should be considered contenders in their last game, as they scraped a 1-0 win away from home against West Bromwich Albion. Harry Kane scored the late winner in the game, which would have been pleasing for Mourinho, as it was a game that Spurs may not have won 12 months ago.
City Still Among Favourites
Manchester City will come into this match as the favourites to pick up the three points, and they still are considered among the front runners in the outright betting markets this season. However, they have been inconsistent so far this season, and that has been highlighted in their two wins in their last five games. Pep Guardiola will be aware that his side will need to put a run of wins together, as the leading pack could open up a sizeable gap should City continue to drop points.
City were held in their last league game by Liverpool. It was a game that the Citizens couldn’t afford to lose. Gabriel Jesus scored the goal to make the score 1-1, before Kevin De Bruyne missed an excellent opportunity to take the three points as he smashed his penalty kick wide. City will need to bounce back in this fixture.
Tottenham Hotspur vs Manchester City Recent Meetings
City holds the narrow advantage in the overall record, as they have won on 63 occasions compared to the 62 wins recorded by Spurs. Spurs won their first league game against City in four years last season, as they beat City 2-0 in North London.
Tottenham Hotspur vs Manchester City Pick
This is a huge weekend for Tottenham, as it could be the game that finally ensures that Spurs are mentioned in the conversation as potential Premier League winners. City have been far too inconsistent so far, and Tottenham’s attacking players will cause nightmares this weekend. The pick is for a home win.