Manchester City will be looking to close the gap to Premier League leaders Arsenal, while Tottenham Hotspur have ground to make up in the race for the top four.
Tottenham Hotspur vs Manchester City odds
Here are the latest match odds for Tottenham Hotspur vs Manchester City from bet365.
- Manchester City: 10/3
- Draw: 31/10
- Tottenham Hotspur: 8/11
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Tottenham Hotspur vs Manchester City predictions
Manchester City may have beaten Tottenham Hotspur in a rearranged fixture last month, but Pep Guardiola was not happy with his players’ performance.
Spurs raced into a 2-0 lead at half-time of the game at the Etihad Stadium, before City struck four times after the interval to turn the match on its head.
Guardiola, though, was more concerned with the first-half display than he was impressed by his team’s fightback.
“I cannot deny how happy we are, but we are far away from the team that we were,” he said.
“Not in terms of the play, but there are many things like competitiveness, in terms of what we have to do, many things where we are far away.
“There was nothing from the stomach, from the guts, today we were lucky, but if we don’t change then sooner or later we will drop points again.”
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Guardiola will therefore be looking for a much-improved display in Sunday’s return fixture. City could be eight points behind Arsenal at the top of the Premier League by the time this game kicks off, so a failure to win would be a huge blow to their title ambitions.
Tottenham will take confidence from their decent record against City in north London, but being without Antonio Conte will make things difficult for the home side.
Tottenham Hotspur vs Manchester City betting tips
Manchester City are looking to do the double over Tottenham Hotspur, who will be keen to avenge last month’s defeat at the Etihad Stadium.
Over 2.5 goals and both teams to score – 20/21 (bet365)
Manchester City’s recent 4-2 victory over Tottenham was a typically entertaining encounter involving these two teams.
Over the last 12 seasons, there has been an average of 3.58 goals in head-to-head clashes between Spurs and City.
More recently, the last 10 meetings between the pair have featured 3.2 goals per match on average. There has not been a 0-0 in this fixture since August 2010.
Sunday’s showdown in north London is likely to follow a similar pattern. For one, both teams need to win.
City will probably be eight points adrift of Arsenal at kick-off, so they will be under pressure to respond to Mikel Arteta’s men.
And although Spurs are the underdogs in this match, they will be determined to give it a good go as they seek to narrow the gap to the top four.
Tottenham have fared pretty well against City at their new ground. Guardiola’s side have lost each of their last three Premier League visits to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
That track record is another reason why Spurs will not simply sit back and hope for the best against the reigning champions.
Goals are on the cards in this one and both teams will have their work cut out in trying to keep a clean sheet.
Manchester City to score in both halves – 6/4 (bet365)
Manchester City’s slow start against Spurs last month did not cost them in the end, but it easily might have done.
Given Guardiola’s critical comments in the aftermath of that game, you can bet that City will strive to make a faster start here.
Scoring goals has not been a problem for the champions this term. They have found the back of the net 53 times in 20 games – that is eight more goals than second-best Arsenal.
City have scored in both halves in 15 matches in 2022/23, including 11 in the Premier League.
They are especially prolific after the interval, having notched 56.6 percent of their goals from minutes 46 to 90. When opponents get tired, City go for the kill.
Spurs have not been especially convincing at home of late. In each of their last five league games in front of their own fans, they have conceded two or more goals.
With Antonio Conte set to be absent after undergoing surgery for cholecystitis, City’s attacking quality could be too much for the hosts to handle.
Harry Kane to score any time – 13/8 (bet365)
Erling Haaland is the obvious pick to find the back of the net any time, but this is an argument to back Harry Kane instead.
For one, this would be a way to hedge the above bet favouring Manchester City. Secondly, the odds on the England international to score are pretty attractive.
Were it not for Haaland’s extraordinary exploits, Kane would probably be getting more praise for his efforts so far this season.
Tottenham have by no means had everything their own way, yet their talisman has still scored 16 goals in 21 games.
Richarlison and Dejan Kulusevski have struggled with injury, and Son Heung-min has been below his best, but Kane has been as reliable as ever.
Without him, Conte’s side would be much further behind the Champions League qualification spots. No wonder Tottenham are keen to open talks over a new contract as soon as possible.
The striker insists he is fully focused on on-field matters for now – and that could be bad news for City’s defence this weekend.
How to watch Tottenham Hotspur vs Manchester City
- Location: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London, England.
- Date and time: Sunday 5 February 2023, 4.30pm.
- How to watch: Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League.
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