Manchester City v Tottenham Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews
December 15, 2017
Etihad Stadium - Premier League
Premier League leaders Manchester City welcome Tottenham to the Etihad this weekend, as Pep Guardiola's side continue their march towards the title.
Despite City's fantastic performances this season, Tottenham actually have an excellent recent record over them, winning three out of the last four meetings and drawing once.
City's last win against Mauricio Pochettino's side was a 1-0 win at White Hart Lane in 2015, and their last home win was a 4-1 victory that same season.
Tottenham are still without defender Davinson Sanchez, as he serves the final game of a three-match suspension. Eric Dier is expected to step in if Pochettino opts for a four man defence once again. Toby Alderweireld and Victor Wanyama are both still some way from a first team return after injury.
Guardiola only has long term absentees to worry about ahead of the visit of Tottenham, with skipper Vincent Kompany, Bernard Mendy and John Stones all expected to be out until the New Year.
Manchester City v Tottenham Preview and Predictions
City have been sensational this season, still unbeaten in the Premier League. They're looking stronger and stronger with every game, and their recent win at Old Trafford demonstrated their ability to see off the top sides.
Tottenham are not quite as free-flowing as last season, but they remain in the top four mix and are unbeaten in their last three Premier League games.
Despite Spurs looking in good shape, City look virtually unstoppable at the moment, and they should have more than enough to win this one, with a home win priced at 8/15. Tottenham are available at 5/1, while the draw's 15/4.
Guardiola's side have been sensational when it comes to scoring goals, netting ten in their last four domestic games. Tottenham have scored nine in their last four, so goals are virtually guaranteed in this game and an over 2.5 goals bet is priced at 8/15.
Manchester City to win 3-1 at 11/1
City look set to head into Christmas showing no signs of letting their grip on top spot loosen in the slightest. They've tightened up defensively and in attack they are a devastating mix of technique, pace and goalscoring threat, and Tottenham could be in for a long game on Saturday evening.
David Silva to score anytime at 7/2
Silva is the man of the moment for City, scoring four goals in his last four games from midfield. His ability to find space and link with Kevin De Bruyne, Leroy Sane and Sergio Aguero will be a real concern for Tottenham's defence, and they will need to keep a close eye on him.