13/02/2021 – Manchester City vs Tottenham Prediction

An intriguing affair awaits in Matchweek 24, as the Premier League leaders Manchester City will lock horns with the trembling Tottenham Hotspur at Etihad Stadium on Saturday evening. We also get to witness another edition of the Guardiola vs Mourinho rivalry.

Manchester City have been thriving forward on their task to ensure their audacity all over the English soil. They currently hold a top-flight record of fifteen straight victories across all competitions to thoroughly depict their superiority. The Citizens had managed to outsmart reigning champions Liverpool in their last league fixture by thumping 4-1, and by looking at this fixture, they would desire to paint the exact scenario yet again.

Meanwhile, with another agonizing defeat in the fourth round of their FA Cup campaign against Everton, The Lilywhites haven’t managed to settle their feet down in recent events. The eighth-seated Jose Mourinho’s men need to re-establish their authority in a discerning manner, as the Spurs are all aware of the fact that an impetuous outcome of this fixture, could be fatal in their upcoming proceedings.

The reverse fixture, played at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium back in November, saw The Spurs snatch a magnificent triumph by 2-0, with goals coming from Heung-Min Son and Giovani Lo Celso. Ahead of the latest clash, we bring you the best betting tips for this fixture.

City are HUGE favorites to win this one but we know that titles are not won in February. A manger like Guardiola will know that better than any other manager in the game. Even though City are five points clear of closest rivals Manchester United with a game in hand, it only takes a couple of underwhelming results for the season to be turned on its head. To go with, Leicester City could temporarily reduce that gap to four points if they overcome Liverpool in another crunch match a few hours before.

One thing is certain and that’s the fact that we have an exciting match on the cards when these two sides meet today. Let’s take a look at the likely events to happen from a betting perspective.

Both Teams to Score

When both teams met last time in November, both teams failed to score as Tottenham claimed a 2-0 win over City. It is a different game this time around as City are currently in the ascendency, with 14 points over Jose Mourinho’s men. City remain the favorites to win this one but you can’t write off Tottenham even with their poor form. Given the all-round attacking talent from both teams, we expect to see goals at both ends and it could be a case of who scores more goals in terms of a winner. Bet9ja have 1.95 odds while Bet365 and 1xbet both have 2.00.

Over 2.5 Goals

For the same reasons above, we’re expecting to see at least three goals at the Etihad today. Manchester City in particular, are on a good scoring run, including a 5-0 thrashing of West Brom and a 4-1 humiliation of Liverpool in recent games. We expect a decent scoring affair today and the over 2.5 tip should likely play out. Bet9ja have 1.62 odds, Bet365 have 1.66 and 1xbet have 1.70.

Penalty (Yes)

This is a game setup for a good attacking display and the same also goes on the defensive end. The likes of Son and Sterling will fancy their chances of causing penalties and we’re tipping just that to happen today. Bet365 have 1.70 odds while Bet9ja have 1.85.

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Anytime Goal-scorer (Manchester City)

Sterling

Sterling is on top form at the moment having scored at least a goal in all of City’s last three games. He recently surpassed 100 goals under Guardiola to show how important he has been for the Citizens in recent years. Fresh from scoring a goal against Liverpool, the Englishman will be looking to prove his worth against yet another rival side. Bet9ja have 2.25 odds and Bet365 have 2.30.

Gundogan

Without exaggeration, the German is the most in-form player in the Premier League this year. He has scored seven goals already in 2021, including two braces (one against reigning champions Liverpool). He is on mind-blowing form at the moment and he is once again a top candidate to get in on the goals today. There is value with the City star with Bet365 offering 2.10 odds and Bet9ja putting theirs at 3.00.

Anytime Goal-scorer (Tottenham)

Kane

With 13 goals and 11 assists in the Premier League so far this season, he is the player with the most goal contributions. Such is his importance to Spurs that they lost two games when he was absent and returned to winning ways upon his return. He has scored in two successive games since his return from injury and he’ll be fired up to grab a goal or two that could see Spurs complete the double over City. The bookies are really underrating him here as Bet365 have 2.75 odds for him to score and Bet9ja have a whopping 3.50 odds for him to find the back of the net.

Son

Much has been made of the partnership between Kane and Son. It is rather poetic they have scored the same 13 Premier League goals. No duo have combined for more goals than them this season and it’s a given that they both excel together. If Kane does get on the score-sheet, you can expect that Son will be eager to get one as well and vice versa. He scored just after five minutes in the first fixture and he’s about a good shout as anyone to score again today. There is immense value with the South Korean with Bet365offering a whopping 3.75 odds and Bet9ja putting theirs at 4.50.

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