Spurs v Man City Betting Tips & Preview
The Champions of the Premier League travel to Wembley Stadium this Monday on 29th October to take on a confident Tottenham side who are hoping to carry on their best ever start to a Premier League season. With Chelsea defeating a struggling Burnley 4-0 on Sunday as well as Liverpool dominating with a 4-1 victory against Cardiff at Anfield, City need a win to reclaim their top position as they currently lie 3rd with a game in hand. For Pochettino’s Spurs, they will look to capitalize on Arsenal’s disappointing draw to Palace. Indeed, as The Gunners were held to just a draw against Hodgson’s bottom-table Palace side, this opens up the opportunity for Spurs to leapfrog their North London rivals as well as City to claim a coveted top 3 position.
Tottenham Hotspur Recent Form
Clean Sheets for the Spurs
Looking at their most recent games within the Premier League, Pochettino’s men have achieved clean sheets in their last 3 games. This defensive strength will certainly be a pivotal factor in whether Spurs leave Wembley victorious, and with World Cup Golden Boot winner Harry Kane leading the attack, it’s likely that if the flourishing defence can hold the City front-line back, they should take all 3 points.
Manchester City Recent Form
Undefeated Streak Continues
City does have one big mental advantage over Spurs, and this is the fact that they are still undefeated in 9 games this season, winning 7 and drawing 2. The same cannot be said about Spurs, who whilst winning 7 games this season have also lost 2, with both defeats coming back-to-back against a confident Watford side and then current league-leaders Liverpool. City’s clean sheet form is also better than Pochettino’s defence has achieved, with Pep’s men earning 5 clean sheets in their last 5 matches within the Premier League.
Where The Game May Be Won
The game will likely be decided by the defence, with Manchester City boasting an unrivalled goal difference of 23, conceding just 3 goals whilst hitting the back of the net 26 times. On the other hand, Tottenham Hotspur come into this fixture with a goal difference of just 9, conceding 7 goals in the same amount of games whilst scoring 16 in that time. Indeed, this will also be a battle of attackers, with both teams in fine form in front of goal. With 9 games played by both sides, England's main man Harry Kane comes into this fixture with 5 goals and an assist, whilst Argentina's footballing hitman Sergio Aguero currently boasts 6 goals and 2 assists. With the defence and attack both covered, all that’s left is the middle of the park, which is also unsurprisingly dominated by Pep’s men. Just outside of the top 5, Fernandinho lies 6th in the league for completed passes, with 647. As well as this, Benjamin Mendy jointly leads the league with Ryan Fraser for assists, finding the right man 5 times so far this season as he flanks up the left wing.
What The Stats Say
With their rampant attack, City have achieved an average of over 8 corners per game whilst allowing just 2 this season, with 77 so far after 9 games - unsurprisingly leading the league. On the other hand, Spurs have only managed 46, however have also conceded 37, leading to an average of allowing just over 4 corners per game. In what is set up to be an end-to-end game, corners should not be few and far between.
Whilst corners may not, bookings will likely come at a premium with both sides in the top 5 of the Premier League for discipline regarding yellow cards. With just 10 bookings so far after 9 games, City are the joint 2nd leaders for discipline along with Liverpool and just behind Chelsea who have only seen yellow 9 times.
What The Stats Say - Accumulator
Where To Watch Spurs v Man City
Tottenham v Manchester City will be shown live on Sky Sports at 8pm, with coverage starting at 7pm.
*All odds from 21.co.uk’s online sportsbook correct at the time of writing.
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