Manchester City vs Tottenham preview, betting tips and prediction: City to come out on top in entertaining affair

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Manchester City to win with BTTS @ 17/10 with Paddy Power

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It is hardly a surprise to see Manchester City leading the Premier League table given their manager and the resources he has available, but the manner in which they are doing so has been mightily impressive. As they welcome Tottenham Hotspur, a team once tipped to be their closest challengers for the title that have slipped away somewhat recently, City appear to have one hand on the trophy already.

Pep Guardiola’s team are making history already, winning 14 games in a row (at the time of writing) dating back to August, with only one defeat in all competitions. Other than Spurs, they have played and beaten all of their closest rivals this season, including Manchester United last weekend. Mauricio Pochettino is seen as Guardiola’s “evil twin”, as a man with a similar possession-based philosophy, but he encourages much more aggression in his team’s play. Spurs may have coasted past Stoke last weekend, winning 5-1, but they only picked up five points from six games prior to that. They are not in the best shape to face City and, while we think they’ll make it tough, we can’t look past another home win in this one.

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Describing City without sounding repetitive is getting tougher by the week, much like them. Instead of blowing teams away, they are battling in games that are going the distance and showing their teeth in order to get through them. They have averaged three goals per game all season and the biggest thing is how goals come from all over the pitch. Guardiola’s tactics allow freedom, and that means even defenders get in on the goalscoring act from time to time; an example of that being Nicolas Otamendi’s winner at Old Trafford. They can be got at defensively, though, having conceded a fair few goals of late.

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Harry Kane will fancy his chances of getting on the scoresheet at the Etihad Stadium, having scored twice at home to Stoke last weekend. But as mentioned above, Spurs have been poor recently and they’ll need to be at their best to get as result. Dele Alli in particular must improve on his form from this season, but there is value in backing Spurs for a draw or an early lead.

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John Stones is nearing a return but will not make this game, but Manchester City did welcome Ilkay Gundogan back to the side on Sunday at United. He could even be in line to start this one, but other than that Guardiola has no new issues to contend with Sergio Aguero may start after Gabriel Jesus did so in the derby.

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A huge part of Spurs’ problems has been contending with the fact that, through either injuries or player sales, they haven’t been able to get the base of their team on the pitch together. Kyle Walker will face Spurs for the first time since joining City, but Danny Rose still struggles to make the team while Victor Wanyama, Toby Alderweireld and Mousa Dembele have struggled with injury. Only the latter is likely to feature on Saturday.

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