Premier League Manchester City vs Tottenham Hotspur Thursday 19th January 2023

  • Met 146 times in the league before, Man City 58, Draws 33, Spurs 55
  • Yet to play this season in the league
  • Last season’s repeat fixture ended, Man City 2-3 Spurs
  • Spurs took 6 points off City last season
  • Spurs have won 4 of their last 5 vs Man City (Prem)
  • Spurs have scored in 5 of their last 6 league games vs Man City
  • Both teams DIDN’T score in 5 of the last 6 head-to-heads (all comps)
  • 4 of the last 6 head-to-heads went UNDER 2.5 GOALS
  • The last 3 repeat fixtures went OVER 2.5 GOALS
  • Spurs have lost just 1 of their last 6 vs Man City in the league
  • Kane scored a brace in this fixture last season

A huge Premier League game this Thursday as the English top-flight tries to catch-up on some games that fell behind after the World Cup break – with Man City hosting Tottenham.

Both sides are on recovery missions after Spurs lost to league leaders Arsenal on Sunday, while Man City suffered a loss to their rivals Manchester United.

The match betting ahead of the game sees City as the clear favourites to get all three points @ 1.36 in a game you feel the current champs will need to win to keep their title defence alive – they are currently 8 points away from Arsenal.

It’s also a game that a lot hinges on for Spurs as they are in the race for a ‘top four’ slot – but have dropped off the pack a bit in fifth, so will need something here.

The good news for Spurs fans is that they actually won this fixture last season – beating Man City in a 3-2 thriller. In fact, Spurs took 6 points off the Citizens last term and have lost just 1 of their last 6 vs City.

With that in mind, the Spurs/Draw in the ‘double chance’ market might appeal @ 3.00 to some.

Other possible betting options are that both (or one) team didn’t score in 5 of the last 6, so this looks a fair option at 1.95, while the last three repeat fixtures saw Over 2.5 Goals – this can be backed @ 1.53.

However, a small word of caution on the overs/unders stats as despite that 5-goal thriller last time out, 4 of the last 6 overall head-to-heads went Under 2.5 Goals (@2.50).

The scoring markets are dominated by two players – Harry Kane and, of course, Erling Haaland.

Kane got a brace in this game last season and is on offer @ 8.50 (1st) or 3.40 (anytime), while he’s 17.00 to score 2+ again.

Haaland, who has 21 league goals already, can be backed @ 3.10 (1st) or @ 1.57 (anytime).

Overall, it’s a game with a lot resting on it and with Spurs having a decent overall record against City things might not be easy for them.

That said, Spurs didn’t create much at the weekend against Arsenal and with home advantage the class of City might just edge this one – with the last three repeat clashes going OVER 2.5 GOALS, this looks a solid option again.