Spurs vs Manchester City Betting Preview

By Ernie Bibby, Friday, February 3, 2023 3:40 am

Second-placed Manchester City will be hoping to close the gap on leaders Arsenal when they travel to North London to face Tottenham Hotspur.



Spurs sit fifth place in the Premier League table and have a five point advantage on the teams directly below them. Antonio Conte’s side have been fairly inconsistent this season and have won just three of their last eight matches. Nevertheless, Harry Kane was given a much-needed rest against Preston in the FA Cup last weekend and the England captain should be fresh and raring to go here.

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Draw 4.09
Away 1.56
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Antonio Conte will be not be on the touchline for this game having undergone an operation to remove his gallbladder this week. The Italian’s energy and passion on the side-lines will be much missed.

Spurs’ defence has struggled so far this season, yet they have plenty of offensive weapons. Arnaut Danjuma’s arrival added to their attacking options with Son having returned to form last weekend and Kulusevski having recently returned to fitness.


Manchester City

Man City edged out Arsenal last weekend in the FA Cup and although Pep’s side will be targeting silverware in the domestic cup competitions this season, they are still embroiled in a title fight with the Gunners.

Nevertheless, City’s issues have come on the road where they’ve won just four of their last eight away games. Although they left Stamford Bridge with all three points, they have dropped points at Anfield, Old Trafford and St. James’ Park this season.

City’s squad remains the strongest in the division and with Erling Haaland showing very few signs of slowing down, they are likely to exploit Spurs’ ropey defence on Sunday afternoon.

They will be feeling confident coming into this tie having stuck four past Spurs at the Etihad just a few weeks ago.


Head to Head

These two sides played out a memorable 90 minutes at the Etihad Stadium in mid-January. Spurs were 2-0 up at the break before City came roaring back in the second half.

There have been 11 goals across the last two meetings between these sides, however, only one of the previous five had featured three or more goals.

City have slightly shaded the head-to-head record and have won 51% of their last 35 meetings. 65% of those contests have featured three or more goals, so another high-scoring game is likely.

Pep Guardiola has a poor record at this venue and his side haven’t beaten Spurs on their own patch since October 2018.


Key Betting Stats

  • Despite their lofty position in the table, only five Premier League sides have conceded more goals than Spurs
  • At home, Spurs have conceded an average of 1.50 goals per game. Only Southampton have a poorer record on their own patch.
  • Games involving Spurs have averaged 3.38 goals per game. Manchester City are the only side whose games have been more entertaining (3.65 goals per game)
  • Across their accumulative 41 matches this season, these two sides have only drawn blanks on four occasions (Spurs 3, Man City 1).
  • City have kept clean sheets in just four of their nine away games this season.
  • Harry Kane is Spurs’ leading goal-scorer with 16. He’s scored 12 more than any other player for the North London club.
  • Erling Haaland has scored 25 times so far this campaign, 18 more than any of his teammates.


Match Prediction

These two sides played out a fantastic end-to-end 90 minutes less than a month ago and this should be another entertaining contest. Spurs’ defence has struggled at home this season and City will be looking to take full advantage. Nevertheless, Spurs have several of their attacking players available here and they could test a visiting defence that hasn’t been overly reliable on the road this year.


Winning Combo

Erling Haaland to Score Anytime and Over 3 Goals

Odds – 13/5 with Bet365’s Bet Builder


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