Tottenham v Man City Tips, Preview and Betting Offers – Can City End Losing Streak?
With City crashing out of the Champions League and missing the chance to secure the title, there’s plenty of pressure on them going in to this weekend. The Citizens have come up some of their biggest rivals in recent matches, and their poor recent results suggest that Tottenham have a chance in this game. Can they add to the stress on Pep Guardiola at the minute, or will the leaders bounce back?
Tottenham v Man City Betting Tips
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Tottenham v Man City Preview
Manchester City glided through the season, but now they’re falling apart yards from the finish line. They should have wrapped up the league title last weekend, before taking a step into the Champions League quarter-finals in midweek. Pep Guardiola basically suggested that City had to choose one to focus on between the two, and they ended up with nothing. Can they start to put things right with a result at Tottenham this weekend?
Saturday night’s match is a huge one for Spurs, who are looking to wrap up the points required for them to finish inside the top four. On top of that, they have to be looking at second once again this season, as they’re not too far behind Man United, and level with third placed Liverpool. The hosts have raced back in to the top four after some strong displays – especially at home – and they’ll be hoping that form translates to a victory over City in the weekend’s big game.
After all, Tottenham have turned in to an impressive side at Wembley, recording wins over Arsenal, Man United and Liverpool. They should expect to hurt City given the struggles which are plaguing the visitors, and the away side should be so low on confidence going in to this one. Everything is going against City right now, so this seems like a huge opportunity for Mauricio Pochettino and his team.
Relevant Stats, Injuries and Suspensions
There aren’t any huge selection issues for these two sides, so both are likely to be close to full strength in this game. Spurs have concerns over Harry Winks – who has missed a good deal of the season so far. Meanwhile, City’s only injured player is left-back Benjamin Mendy, who has barely featured this term.
The suspended Fernandinho joins him on the sideline, and that’s a big miss for the Citizens, who are likely to be a little more open through the middle as a result. Can Tottenham use that to their advantage at Wembley this week?
Tottenham v Man City – City to Struggle in Wembley Trip
The Citizens were at Wembley at the end of February, but how will they get on against a ground packed full of Spurs’ fans? That’s just another thing to add to City’s plate, following three defeats to their top four rivals in recent games. The Citizens have plenty of pressure on them, so travelling to the national stadium for a night game in the pick of the weekend’s matches is only going to add that much more pressure on to them. Just how will City respond?
With Liverpool winning home and away to City, and United turning around a 2-0 defeat in to a 3-2 win, the aura around City has gone. The leaders are looking vulnerable, and Spurs will be aiming to take advantage of that. The hosts have won seven of their last eight matches at home in the Premier League, while they’ve not lost at this ground since August in the top flight.
With City conceding twice in four of their last six, including their last three, we can see Spurs impressing going forward. They’re priced at 11/10 with Betfair to score twice or more in this one, which they’ve done in four of the last five league meetings. We’re also backing a home win on Saturday night, as Spurs are priced at 6/4 with 888Sport to pick up the points, which seems like value given their home form.
Tottenham v Man City Head to Head Record
Tottenham have won the previous two meetings between these sides at White Hart Lane, but will that momentum carry over to their clash at Wembley this week? The fact that Spurs have had almost a full season at this ground should help them, they’ve basically made the national stadium their home for the most part. The Citizens won this fixture 4-1 earlier this season, but Spurs have three wins and a draw from the previous five encounters. That record should send them in to this game with plenty of confidence, while it could be City who struggle to deal with the pressures of Wembley, giving Spurs an even bigger home advantage this weekend.
- Man City 4-1 Tottenham – Dec 2017, Premier League
- Man City 2-2 Tottenham – Jan 2017, Premier League
- Tottenham 2-0 Man City – Oct 2016, Premier League
- Man City 1-2 Tottenham – Feb 2016, Premier League
- Tottenham 4-1 Man City – Sept 2015, Premier League
- Stoke 1-2 Tottenham – 7th April, Premier League
- Chelsea 1-3 Tottenham – 1st April, Premier League
- Swansea 0-3 Tottenham – 17th March, FA Cup
- Bournemouth 1-4 Tottenham – 11th March, Premier League
- Tottenham 1-2 Juventus – 7th March, Champions League
- Man City 1-2 Liverpool – 10th April, Champions League
- Man City 2-3 Man United – 7th April, Premier League
- Liverpool 3-0 Man City – 4th April, Champions League
- Everton 1-3 Man City – 31st March, Premier League
- Stoke 0-2 Man City – 12th March, Premier League