Manchester City face a rigourous examination of their title credentials as they visit a Spurs side on a great run under new boss Tim Sherwood but it’s a test bookies think they’ll pass, Coral installing Manuel Pellgrini’s charges as 21/20 favourites.
The hosts are an 11/4 chance at bet365 and it’s 11/4 with BetVictor to finish all square, however City have won 17 and drawn two of their last 19 in all competitions so they’re hard to oppose at White Hart Lane.
That sequence includes a 6-0 mauiling of Tottenham but this one is likely to be much closer, Ladbrokes’s 31/10 about an away victory by a solitary goal catching the eye, although Sherwood’s troops are strong enough to make any wager on the visitors a reasonably risky one and it might be more prudent to concentrate on the goal tally.
The last five meetings between the two have generated a whopping 24 goals and given the quality of attacker likely to take to the field, another high-scoring affair could well be on the cards.
BetVictor chalk the teams up at 31/20 to come up with at least four goals but the same firm’s 19/5 about a total of five or more might be worth a modest flutter.
Over 4.5 goals – 19/5 (BetVictor)