The reverse fixture between these two sides was played just two weeks ago. Tottenham Hotspur had gone into a shock 2-0 lead before Manchester City fought back in the second half to claim a dramatic 4-2 win.
While Man City seem to have rediscovered their form since that encounter, Spurs have returned some positive results against these opponents. Last season, they did the double over Pep Guardiola’s men, and they should not be lacking confidence as they approach this Premier League matchup on Sunday (11.30am ET; 4.30pm GMT).
Read on for our THFC vs MCFC predictions, full preview with betting picks against the USA sports betting websites and odds guide.
Manchester City concede home advantage, but they are fully expected to come away from North London with all three points. Odds of 8/11 on the away win are widely available with the bookies, while victory for Spurs can be found at a top industry price of 18/5. Sandwiched in between those two figures is the draw, which is on offer for Sunday’s game at a general 16/5.
Spurs’ head-to-head record against City is strong, even in the recent Premier League era where their opponents have dominated the division at times. Tottenham won both EPL games last season and they have won each of their last three EPL games at home against Pep’s team. Bettors should also remember that Manchester City have struggled at times this season.
Tottenham can get a positive result, but that 4-2 defeat two weeks ago seems to have allowed City to find their form. If, therefore, you can’t see past the away win, it is a case of looking for other markets and some longer odds.
Harry Kane and Erling Haaland go head-to-head in this game. Haaland is winning the race for the Premier League Golden Boot, but Kane is enjoying a productive campaign, and both men feature strongly in the first goalscorer betting.
As he averages more than a goal a game, it is no surprise that Haaland leads the way in this market and the Norwegian is available at short odds of 11/4 to find the net first. Kane follows at 11/2 while Riyad Mahrez is at 15/2.
For Spurs, the FA Cup allowed Son Heung-Min to find his scoring form last week. Playing as the main striker, the South Korean international bagged a brace in the win over Preston and he is quoted at 9/1 to find the net first on Sunday. Behind Manchester City’s obvious favourite, Kevin de Bruyne has drifted to tempting odds of 10/1.
In other side markets, Both Teams to Score can be claimed in this fixture at odds of 8/13 with a number of outlets. Those who think either, or possibly both sides will draw a blank on Sunday can currently get best odds of +135 for a ‘no’ bet on BTTS.
Next is the Overs and Unders goal betting where a stake Above the 2.5 line is currently listed at 4/7 in most places. We can push that one stage further where Over 3.5 goals is on offer at 13/8. Anyone expecting a dour 90 minutes at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium can switch to Under 2.5 goals which is quoted at 13/10.
This Spurs vs Man City predictions and preview article will sign off with some Correct Score selections and, if you feel the bookies have made the right calls, a 2-0 away win could be the way to go at 9/1. A 2-1 victory for Tottenham is available at 14/1 while a 1-1 draw can be found at 15/2
Our Betting Preview’s THFC vs MCFC Predictions & Picks Verdict
The markets are pointing at a comfortable away win, but there will be some cautious optimism among Spurs fans. The team has one of the best recent records against Manchester City and two transfer window arrivals should offer a boost to the squad.
Keeping Erling Haaland quiet will be an obvious key and the Norwegian should prove pivotal to the outcome. Haaland is the main threat, but this EPL game preview is interested in the odds next to Kevin De Bruyne in the goalscoring markets.
The Belgian doesn’t need to take so much scoring responsibility this season, and he’s subsequently managed just three goals in 19 appearances this term. That is not an encouraging set of statistics, but we suspect that De Bruyne is ‘due’ and he looks a good option at best odds of +350 (7/2) for an anytime goal.
Man City should win this: We could take Manchester City to win to Nil, but we’ll cover ourselves with a ‘no’ bet on Both Teams to Score. Spurs have not conceded in each of their last three league games against Sunday’s opponents, so this second pick might carry a level of insurance.
So here is USA Betting’s brace of THFC vs MCFC picks and betting predictions for this EPL game preview:
- Both Teams to Score: Bet ‘No’ @ +135 with BetOnline.
- Kevin de Bruyne to score at any time @ +350 (7/2) with Bovada or it is +333 with EveryGame.
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