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Tottenham vs Manchester City Preview, prediction and odds

Tottenham vs Manchester City Preview, prediction and odds
Tottenham vs Manchester City Preview, prediction and odds November 19, 2020 November 19, 2020 David Nugent
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Prediction and odds for the game: Tottenham (3/1) v Manchester City (4/5)

We are backing the draw at odds of 3/1

When: Saturday, 21st November 2020, Kick-off 17:30

Where: The Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

On Saturday evening, Tottenham and Manchester City clash at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, in what could be a massive game at the top of the Premier League title.

Tottenham

It has been a major turnaround for Tottenham since a 1-0 opening game defeat at home to Everton. Jose Mourinho’s team has roared back into form, as they are now undefeated in seven top-flight games, having recorded five wins. The good form has moved Spurs up to second place in the table, just a point behind league leaders Leicester.

The goalscoring form of star striker and captain Harry Kane has played a key role in Spurs recent good form, as the 27-year-old has now scored seven goals in eight top-flight appearances this season. Kane has also scored in Tottenham’s last three league games. However, South Korean attacking midfielder Heung-Min Son has gone a goal better than the England international. The pair have a fantastic understanding that is illustrated by their goalscoring numbers.

One negative for Spurs is that they have found home wins hard to come by this season. One home win in four league matches at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium is not a great record.

Manchester City

Pep Guardiola’s team kicked off the campaign as one of the favourites to win the Premier League title. However, things have not gone to plan for the Citizens, as they are currently tenth-place in the table. They do have a game in hand and a win in this clash would put City just two points behind the home team in the table.

One noticeably change in the visitor’s games of late is that they are less high-scoring, as their last five league matches have all produced under 2.5 goals. The drop in goals came after the visitors suffered a shock 5-2 home defeat by Leicester.

Since the loss, Guardiola’s team are unbeaten in five league games, although three of those matches have finished in draws. Last time out in the top-flight, they drew 1-1 with reigning champions, Liverpool. It could have been a far more positive result if Kevin De Bruyne had not missed a penalty kick.

The men from Manchester are undefeated in five away matches in the English top-flight, recording four wins. Saturday game will be a test of that decent away record that is for sure.

Conclusion

This game is fascinating and will give a gauge on where both teams are at in the race for the Premier League title. Spurs will always be dangerous in attack with Kane and Son a potent double act, while City have quality in abundance. This game could go either way, but we are backing the draw. With the players on the pitch, there should be goals, so the other recommendation we are making is over 2.5 goals scored.

Verdict: We are backing the draw at odds of 3/1 and/or over 2.5 goals scored at odds of 8/13. (All odds are taken from Bet365).

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

David Nugent

David Nugent


David is a soccer fan and writer who has spent the last decade sharing his opinion and spreading news about the beautiful game across the internet. The lifelong Everton fan has written for numerous sports websites, plus an international soccer magazine where he covered the Premier League, the Bundesliga and various youth international tournaments.