Betting. Tottenham vs Manchester City [02.10.16] : a top-two clash

[ 30.09.16 ]

Betting. Tottenham vs Manchester City [02.10.16] : a top-two clash

Premier League

Match week 7

02.10.2016

Bet: Total Goals over 2,5

Tottenham start this match week on the second place and their main task is to close the gap between   them and Manchester City at the top of the table. After the first 6 Premier League games the Spurs remain unbeaten, but they have drawn twice (1-1 with Everton and 1-1 with Liverpool). However, confirming all sports betting predictions, Mauricio Pochettino’s side has overcome Crystal Palace (1-0), Stoke City (4-0), Sunderland (1-0) and Middlesbrough (2-1). Apart from that Londoners compete on the Champions League group stage where they have gained 3 points after 2 matches. Contrary to betting forecasts they lost to Monaco at home (1-2), but then won in Moscow against CSKA (1-0).

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Manchester City have made a perfect start under the direction of Pep Guardiola. The Citizens have not lost a single point in Premier League so far this season. Obviously, with their great players and a new manager Man City was expected to be one of the main contenders for a title. But sports betting experts did not expect Guardiola to start with 10 victories in the first 10 matches in all competitions. Although Pep’s new team did not manage to get the 11th win in a row. Having demolished Borussia Moenchengladbach (4-0) in the Champions League opener they then drew with Celtic (3-3) which was a huge surprise for the betting companies.

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While choosing a bet you should take into account the fact that this fixture is extremely important for both sides as Tottenham also have championship ambitions. The victory in a home game against the Sky Blues will pull the Spurs within 1 point of Man City. But it should be mentioned that Londoners have to get along without their best striker Harry Kane who is now injured. Nevertheless, Son Heung-Min has stepped up with 4 goals in his last 3 Premier League games. As for Pep Guardiola, he also has some selection concerns as his MVP Kevin de Breune is out of play because of a hamstring injury and Nolito will miss out due to a red card. Sports betting experts also pay your attention to the fact that Tottenham possess the Premier League toughest defense (only 3 goals conceded).

Since it is a top-two clash neither team has a big advantage: Tottenham – 2,95, Draw – 3,55, Manchester City – 2,45. It is clear that with the City’s current form you may be tempted to bet on “Total Goals by Away Team over 1,5” (2,08), but as Tottenham scored in all games of this season you may also consider “Both teams to Score” option (1,58) or “Total Goals over 2,5” (1,74). Moreover, the Spurs are not assumed to be pushovers, they will definitely challenge City’s shaky defense, that is why there is a good bet on “Double Chance: Tottenham or Draw” (1,60). Besides, it may be worth backing the draw (2,95) as both teams are still unbeaten this season.