Saturday 20th April 2019
Manchester City v Tottenham Hotspur 12:30
– Already played this season in the league, Spurs 0-1 Man City
– Last season’s repeat fixture ended, Man City 4-1 Spurs
– Man City have won the last 4 league head-to-heads
– Man City are unbeaten in the last 5 league head-to-heads
– Both teams scored in 5 of the last 7 league head-to-heads
– 5 of the last 7 head-to-heads went OVER 2.5 GOALS
– The last 7 repeat fixtures ALL went OVER 2.5 GOALS
After their Champions League antics over the last two midweeks, Manchester City and Spurs are probably sick of the sight of each other at the moment.
However, a crucial league clash is next up for these two, in a game that will have a massive impact on the final standings this term.
City, who sit two points behind the leaders – Liverpool – can go top of the tree if they can get all three points here and at match odds of 1.30 the bookmakers seem to feel they will, with the draw 5.25 and Spurs as big as 9.50.
Ignoring the European meetings of late, the sides met already in the league this season and that ended in just a 0-1 away win at Wembley for City – a repeat of that scoreline can be backed at 9.50, while if you fancy last year’s score in this fixture – Man City 4-1 Spurs – you’ll be rewarded at 17.00.
City have also won the last four league clashes and unbeaten in the last five – so that’s not great news for Spurs fans.
These league clashes often produce goals though – both teams have scored in 5 of the last 7 (71%), while ALL of the last seven repeat fixtures saw 3+ goals in.
Both sides have plenty of attacking power and even though Harry Kane is out injured Spurs still have some decent players to call upon and they fired in 4 in their last league game thanks to a hat-trick from Lucas Moura. As we all know City also have an array of attacking talent with the likes of Aguero and Sterling two of their big guns – they’ve netted 19 and 17 league goals respectively for City this season.
You can back both sides to find the back of the net at 1.75, while even though it’s short at 1.44, over 2.5 goals still makes a fair amount of appeal, considering this bet has paid out in 100% of the last 7 repeat league clashes.
If you want a tad better value in the total goals market then you might opt for one more goal (Over 3.5) at 2.10, while last year’s 5-goal clash in this fixture (Over 4.5 goals) would be rewarded at 3.50.
BEST BET: OVER 2.5 GOALS @1.44