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Odds on Manchester City to beat Tottenham 2019-04-20

19th April 2019 / lee
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Manchester City saw their dreams of a quadruple this season take a hit as they were knocked out of the Champions League in midweek by Spurs. Manchester City collected a 4-3 second leg home over the Lilywhites but it wasn’t enough to prevent their exit on away goals.

It was certainly one of the most dramatic matches of the entire season on the domestic or European fronts. What next as the two come back together for a big Premier League clash at the Etihad? The odds on Manchester City beating Spurs against are at 1/4* (betting odds taken from bet365 on April 19th, 2019 at 7:07 pm)

Manchester City v Tottenham Odds*

Man City 1/4
Draw 6/1
Tottenham 11/1
* (betting odds taken from bet365 on April 19th, 2019 at 7:07 pm)

More of the same?

The intensity of the night at the Etihad in midweek was something special. It’s probably not going to get replicated in this one. The tension though is going to be high. If Manchester City can win their remaining games of the season then the title will be back in their hands. With Liverpool in such good form in the title race, the Citizens can’t afford to drop the ball.

But the nerves will surely be there. Their exit of the Champions League was disappointing. They looked to have done enough to get through, but when Raheem Sterling’s late strike was ruled out for offside, the City players and boss Pep Guardiola were left deflated. That was a big mental hit that they took against Spurs, who were, once again, excellent against City.

This is where it counts for City. But Guardiola now has a tough job of lifting his players. They start the weekend trailing leaders Liverpool by two points but with a game in hand. ALong with this one against Spurs, in their next league game, the Citizens have to go rivals Manchester United. These two games are going to be the benchmark of their title challenge during the run in.

Home form counts

Manchester City have beaten Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United at home this season. That’s no mean feat at all. It is part of an overall home record of W16 D0 L1 that they have taken this season in the top flight. They have averaged over three goals per home game this season as well in the top flight and the Citizens are currently on a seven-match winning streak on home soil now.

Manchester City have scored in all of their home games this term. The difference between this game and midweek’s is that City don’t have to come bolting out of the gates in search of an early goal. They can take their time a bit more which should leave them in better control of things at the back. In this corresponding fixture, last season Manchester City took a 4-1 win over Spurs and they have won six of their last eight home games in the league against the Lilywhites (D1 L1).

The Tottenham threat

Tottenham seem to have figured out Manchester City better than anyone else this season. They were bold in their approach to the midweek meetup. They had no intention of sitting back and letting their defence try and handle things for 90 minutes. They got their rewards because of the pressure they put on the Manchester City backline which made uncharacteristic mistakes.

The star of the Tottenham show once again was Son Heung-Min who has stepped up to the plate once again in the absence of Harry Kane. Spurs have a lot to play for here. A loss and they could easily find themselves outside of the top four at the end of the weekend. The worrying thing for Spurs is their away form.

Tottenham have lost their last four league away games. Two of those were failures in big games against others in the big six, Chelsea and Liverpool, but shock defeats out at Southampton and Burnley in that sequence really saw their road form tumble.

They did still lose at the Etihad in midweek and the problem for Spurs is trying to replicate that kind of performance once again. They probably won’t find City as forgiving at the back.

Prediction

The midweek meeting was just crazy. However, three of Manchester City’s four home games this season against the other big six have produced at least four goals.

Tottenham do carry an attacking threat and therefore the odds on Man City to win & both teams to score is at 7/5 odds* (betting odds taken from bet365 on April 19th, 2019 at 7:07 pm)


The tip is based on the personal opinion of the author. No success is guaranteed. Please gamble responsibly. 18+

* All mentioned odds were valid at the time of writing. Betting odds are subject to fluctuations. Please check the current odds with the respective bookmaker!





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