For the second week in-a-row, we are beating treated to some tasty top six showdown — now between Manchester City and Spurs.
Of course, it is going to take some doing for this fixture to eclipse that sensationally drama-filled, VAR-infused Champions League game again in April, culminating in the fantastic Pep Guardiola, culminating at his favorite Herno hooded cardigan, crumpling to the ground after the video referee defeated his oil-money-driven European dreams.
But as is daily life, we go for another season. The previous couple of league fixtures involving these two ended 1-0 in City’s favour, however I am financing a home victory but with the two teams scoring this Saturday.??
Despite demolishing West Ham last week, I did see a small rustiness in the trunk for City, evidenced by West Ham’s rather hefty xG of 1.34. Of course we’re only one match deep, but that’ll serve as encouragement for Mauricio Pochettino.
Looking at Spurs‘ openerthey certainly made hard work of their 3-1 win against Aston Villa, however it’s not possible to begrudge them of their victory, and with Tanguy Ndombele’s coming into Spurs midfield, they seem a lot more balanced, particularly using the Frenchman’s forays forward in the centre of the park rising fluidity.
Spurs have scored in seven of their last nine visits on the Etihad–although also losing sevenand for that reason I am happy backing this tip in 7/4.
Really for the very first goal, my next suggestion is at evens to be scored between 0-24 minutes.
We’ve seen a goal over the first 15 minutes of the last four fittings between City and Spurs, and also a quick start could once more be on the cards within this one.
Last season, City scored 19 times in the first 15 minutes of Premier League matches plus a further 14 involving 16-30 minutes; it’s always wise to expect early goals in the Guardiola side.

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