Premier League

Saturday 19th February 2022

Manchester City v Tottenham Hotspur 17:30

  • Met 145 times in the league, Man City 58, Draws 33, Spurs 54
  • Already met in the league this season, Spurs 1-0 Man City
  • Last season’s repeat fixture ended, Man City 3-0 Spurs
  • Spurs have won 3 of their last 4 vs Man City (Prem)
  • Both teams DIDN’T score in the last 5 head-to-heads (all comps)
  • 4 of the last 5 head-to-heads went UNDER 2.5 GOALS
  • Spurs have lost just 1 of their last 5 vs Man City in the league

A few weeks ago, Spurs were in pole position to make a real challenge for a ‘top four’ place – they were sitting just off the pace, but the Londoners had bundles of games in-hand on those around them.

However, they’ve not capitalised as they’d have liked and now start this weekend’s round of games with 36 points. The good news is that they still have a few games in-hand of those ahead of them, but the bad news is they’ve got to travel to table topping Manchester City next!

City have played a game more than second placed Liverpool but have a comfortable 9-point lead on them, while the way Spurs have been performing in the league recently, then City will fancy their chances of getting all three points here.

The match betting backs this up, with City on offer at 1.25, the Draw 5.75 and Spurs at 12.00.

That said, Spurs fans will glean some hope from knowing they beat City 1-0 this season in the league, while the Londoners have also won three of their last four against City in the Premier League – and lost only 1 of their last 5 in the league.

Strangely, both teams DIDN’T score in the last 5 head-to-heads either – if you fancy a repeat of this, you can back one (or both) the sides to keep a clean sheet at 1.75.

With 4 of the last 5 clashes also going UNDER 2.5 GOALS, this is another bet that’s rewarded backers in recent seasons – this is on offer at 2.37, which looks fair value on a bet that’s returned in 80% of the last 5 head-to-heads.

As always with Man City team news is key if getting involved in scorers bets, but Kevin de Bruyne (6.00, 1st) or (2.30, anytime) and Raheem Sterling (6.00, 1st) or (2.30, anytime) are worth second glances if making the starting line-up. In terms of Spurs, some are sure to be tempted in by the 9.50 (1st) or 3.40 (anytime) prices for Harry Kane.

Overall, it’s hard to back Spurs with any confidence at the moment and with home advantage and a 3-0 win in this fixture last term, City will be disappointed if they can’t get all three points here. But we are happy to side with one (or both) of the sides to keep a clean sheet at 1.75 in the both teams ‘NOT’ to score market.