Man City vs Tottenham: Predictions, Betting Tips & Odds
Saturday, April 20th, 2019 @7:30 am
Etihad Stadium, Manchester
Tottenham travel to Manchester City for the second time in the space of four days this time looking to deal a serious blow to Pep Guardiola’s Premier League title chances.
Manchester City versus Tottenham has been a common occurrence in April. This is the third meeting between the two this month with the game a pivotal moment in the season for both sides.
Anything other than victory could have dire consequences for both City and Spurs as the home side find themselves embroiled in a bitter title fight and Pochettino’s Tottenham need to ensure they make the top four to give their new stadium the platform it deserves for next season.
On thing that cannot be ignored in this encounter is City’s Premier League home form. Just one defeat at the Etihad this season in the league understandably gives the Citizens the edge with famous betting sites – while the Lilywhites have lost six on the road.
The home side also have more to lose as Tottenham are fighting for two places whilst for Guardiola’s charges only top spot matters.
When there is pressure, City have proven they have the stomach for the fight which is why the prediction for this game is second 1-0 Premier League win of the season against Tottenham for Manchester City.
Manchester City to win and keep a clean sheet
Harry Kane’s absence for Spurs could prove to be the difference and one of the reasons why this bet is worth backing with relevant sportsbooks.
Also, City have not conceded at home in their last three which only adds weight to the bet.
Under 2.5 goals
The last two meetings between the two (prior to the Champions League second leg) have been a 1-0 result apiece whilst the last time Tottenham scored more than once on the road was on the 20th January.
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Head to Head
Riyah Mahrez was the unlikely hero when the pair met in the reverse fixture at Wembley in a 1-0 win for the Citizens.
That was City’s second straight Premier League away win at Tottenham after claiming a 3-1 win in April 2018.
However, Tottenham did record a victory at the Etihad as recently as 2016 during a Valentine’s Day 2-1 win.
The record overall is remarkably close as both sides have recorded 61 victories each with a total of 35 draws in all competitions prior to the sides Champions League second leg meeting.
- Tottenham’s last win at the Etihad came on Valentine’s day in 2016 during a Premier League encounter.
- Manchester City have won their last nine Premier League games in a row.
- City have not drawn a Premier League game since October.
- Both sides have won 61 times against each other in all competitions (prior to the Champions League second leg).
- Tottenham have scored 22 fewer goals than Manchester City in the league this season.