Two of the Premier League high-flyers go head-to-head this weekend as Manchester City plays host to Tottenham. We’re expecting a tight, tense, and competitive 90-minutes between the two clubs, both of whom were busy playing Champions League football in midweek.
The Citizens had never lost a game this season and go into this match with a good record. Guardiola’s team must have been unhappy, given the previous game ended in a 1-1 tie with Aston Villa. The goal for Man City versus the Spurs in the forthcoming match is to win all three games. Haaland has been really great so far but more overall performance is necessary from the other players. Another strong season for Tottenham. The Spurs appear to be a force in the top 4 with 4 victories and 2 ties through their first six games. On Saturday, they plan to put up a fight with City. Both sides have claimed 14 points from their opening six matches in the top flight, and victory for either team this weekend would see them momentarily move ahead of Arsenal at the summit.
Form Guide: Tottenham
Tottenham, same as Manchester City, so far collected 14 points. They won four of the last five matches in all competitions.
Antonio Conte and his Spurs team won against Marseille in the UEFA Champions League, 2-0, but they only scored following the guests’ red card. Up until that point, Tottenham didn’t display some shiny performance. Richarlison’s brace decided the event.
Yet, this was the seventh consecutive game for the Spurs in which they haven’t lost, posting five wins and two draws throughout that span. Conte’s crew netted at least twice in five of those seven events, and four previous matches were with 2 or 3 goals.
Form Guide: Manchester City
Manchester City is probably the best European team right now. They are trailing one point to the Premier League leader, Arsenal. Pep Guardiola’s team won 4-0 on the road against Sevilla in the previous match. Guests dominated from the start, so it is no wonder that they secured an easy win. This was the eighth consecutive event for the Citizens in which they haven’t lost, and the sixth in the past seven with three or more goals. Haaland and the attackers are in excellent shape, scoring multiple goals in seven of the recent eight events.
Confidence is high among Guardiola’s camp and they head into Saturday’s contest having won each of their last seven Premier League home matches, scoring 30 goals and netting at least three times on each occasion.
However, their upcoming opponents have become somewhat of a bogey team for the Citizens in recent years, as they have lost four of their last five top-flight matches against Tottenham – City only lost three times in the league last season, but two were at the hands of Spurs.
How the game could go
Both teams have a perfect record so far. On Saturday, fans can anticipate a thrilling match between these two teams. Manchester City is an extremely difficult team to beat at the Etihad Stadium. The defense needs to play with more dominance the following game, according to Guardiola.
Tottenham, on the other hand, will try to get out to a fast lead and put the hosts under strain. Manchester City is predicted to win this match, based on betting sites and forecasts.
We are going to witness a very tight game with none of the opposing sides willing to let the points be shared at such a crucial stage of the season.
Both Teams to Score (YES)
Since the beginning of the season, Man City and Tottenham have had similar stats and performances, with the minor exception that Man City scores more goals. The only two teams remaining without a loss now are both, with a combined 4 victories, 2 draws, and no losses. Although there is a significant likelihood that this game will also result in a draw, in any scenario, goals from both teams are anticipated. Despite Man City’s excellent home performance, Tottenham cannot afford to fail to score. Bet9ja have 1.67, 1xbet have 1.72 and Paripesa have 1.72 odds.
Over 2.5 Goals
This weekend’s fixture is seemingly set up for a Haaland vs. Kane showdown, with arguably the Premier League’s best two strikers coming head-to-head at the Etihad, but the managers of both teams have been keen to point out that they cannot rely solely on their leading marksmen, with a collective effort from their esteemed squads required to come out on top here. Guardiola’s machinery played three games at home this year, and their goal difference is 14-2 right now, beating Bournemouth, 4-0, Palace, 4-2, and Nottingham, 6-0. Interestingly the last defeat here was in. We believe that a moderate efficiency, meaning 2 or 3 goals, is the best choice for this matchup. Bet9ja have 1.47 odds, Paripesa have 1.47 and 1xbet have 1.47 odds.
Anytime Goalscorer (Tottenham)
The English football captain Harry Kane spearheads the attack for the Spurs. Kane has scored 5 goals this season at an average of 3.7 shots per match. He has also created 3 big chances for his team. He would be a big problem for City’s defense and we aren’t sure they can handle him. Today we have tipped him to score as he can provide his team with the goals needed to win when facing big sides. Bet9ja have 3.55 odds for him to score while Paripesa have 3.20.
The Brazilian seems to have started life pretty well at Spurs with the manager easing him into the squad. He is expected to start today as he would be the first on the team sheet following his brace against Marseille in the UCL group stage game. He has a lot of attacking potential which is why we have him selected here.. Bet9ja have 5.00 odds for him to score while Paripesa have 5.00.
Anytime Goalscorer (Manchester City)
Erling Haaland has made a fantastic start to life in the Premier League and we’re backing the tall Norwegian striker to score a goal on Saturday’s game at the Etihad Stadium. Haaland has already netted 10 goals in the Premier League alone this season, including two hat tricks, making him the obvious choice to score this weekend. Bet9ja have 1.67 odds for him to score while Paripesa have 1.55.
Don’t be surprised to see City midfielder İlkay Gündoğan step up after he was on the scoresheet in two of the last three PL H2Hs. The German has recorded two goals this season in the Premier League and he would be instrumental for Pep in the midfield department. He has an eye for goal, and he can score in the big games too. Bet9ja have 4.20 odds for him to score while Paripesa have 3.70.
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