Champions Manchester City lie five points off the Premier League pace after seven matches but back-to-back victories have carried Manuel Pellegrini’s men into second spot and they’re tipped to keep up their pursuit of leaders Chelsea by getting the better of Tottenham in Saturday’s lunchtime kick-off.
Stan James rate City at 1/2 to secure maximum points at the expense of their North London opponents, BetVictor’s 7/1 outsiders and although Spurs’s unbeaten away record could nudge one or two punters towards a stalemate at 7/2 with bet365, it’s the hosts that should enjoy the upper hand.
Nevertheless, a close affair looks to be on the cards despite the ease with which City disposed of Tottenham 6-0 and 5-1 in last term’s two meetings. Indeed a victory for Pellegrini’s charges by a one-goal margin catches the eye at 11/4 via Skybet and Winner.com post a generous 7/1 against a 2-1 home success in a fixture that’s a strong candidate for both teams finding the net (4/5, BetVictor).
The likelihood of a relatively high-scoring affair is reflected in bet365’s odds of 3/5 for the two teams to come up with at least three goals between them and at 4/1 courtesy of Coral, the best bet to grab the first of those is Sergio Aguero.
The Argentine front man has struck five times in his six appearances against Spurs and as he has found the net in each of his last three outings, it’s perhaps not a surprise to see Aguero given an odds-on quote of 4/5 by betway to get on the scoresheet at any point.