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Tottenham Hotspur vs Manchester City Preview

Dumitru Palanchuk
Dumitru Palanchuk
13 May 2024, 15:02

The match between Tottenham and Manchester City, that will take place at London, could potentially influence the title race and the battle for Champions League qualification. Tottenham, under the guidance of Ange Postecoglou, have the opportunity to aid their north London rivals Arsenal in clinching the Premier League title by halting Manchester City's progress. On the other hand, City, led by Pep Guardiola, are determined to keep the pressure on Arsenal, making this match a must-win to sustain their title aspirations. In the first round, the fans saw an extraordinary game that ended 3-3. This match, in its turn, has all the chances to bring the same emotions.

Tottenham Hotspur vs Manchester City Preview 

Tottenham Hotspur Preview

Tottenham Hotspur is feeling confident about the upcoming match after a comeback win against Burnley in the previous round (2-1). In addition to their psychological stance, this win kept the hopes of getting into the Champions League alive by chasing down fourth-placed Aston Villa. Despite injuries to several players, including concerns about Richarlison and the absence of key players like Timo Werner and Ben Davies, Spurs have shown resilience and tactical flexibility. Postecoglou's strategy, which often emphasises possession football and attacking down the wings, has seen Tottenham excel in creating chances through individual skill and long shot opportunities. However, their defensive vulnerabilities, particularly in stopping opponents from creating chances and defending set pieces, could be areas Manchester City might look to exploit.

Manchester City Preview 

Manchester City, on the other hand, are coming off a dominant 4-0 victory against Fulham, once again showcasing their formidable attacking prowess. With no significant injury concerns reported and the expected return of Jack Grealish from illness, Guardiola's squad appears to be in optimal condition for the upcoming challenge. The team boasts a serious force with Erling Haaland again being the best goalscorer of the league and Kevin De Bruyne, who is sensational after coming back from the injury. The Citizens' ability to control games and their aggressive style of play could pose significant challenges for Tottenham's defence. 

Betting Tips for Tottenham Hotspur vs Manchester City

Manchester City Handicap -1

It is hard to expect that in the current stance of Tottenham, the team will be able to stop Guardiola and his men from taking three points. City is unstoppable and after elimination from the Champions League allows no room even for small mistakes. Tottenham, on the other side, shows incohesive game in the decisive part of the season, struggling in every game. For this Tottenham Hotspur vs Manchester City tip, Unibet gives 1.60.

Pedro Porro to Receive Yellow Card

Interestingly enough, but Pedro Porro received 2 of his 4 yellow cards this season in the matches against Manchester City. Given that such players as Phil Foden and Jérémy Doku play at his responsibility zone on the flank, it is highly likely that he will suffer again in the upcoming match and given his aptitude to join the attack, he won't be always quick enough to stop the attack of City without a foul. Tottenham vs Manchester City odds for this outcome, as defined by Unibet, are 5.80.

Erling Haaland to Score at Any Time

Once again being at the forefront of Premier League goalscorers and City attacking prowess, Erling Haaland, with 25 goals is the main contender to score a goal in the Spurs’ net. In his 4 matches against Tottenham, Haaland scored only once and eager to improve his statistics, given the vulnerabilities of the defence. Unibet gives 1.56 for this Tottenham Hotspur vs Manchester City prediction.

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