Manchester City Betting Prediction v Tottenham Hotspur: Week 9

Manchester City face a tough test on Saturday afternoon as they take on Tottenham Hotspur in North London.

Before the international break, Man City fought to hard-earned draw against Liverpool 1-1. City missed the opportunity to go 2-1 ahead before half-time as Kevin De Bruyne missed a penalty.

It condemned Manchester City to just two wins in their last six Premier League games as they sit 10th in the Premier League table.

They come up against the in-form team in the Premier League with Tottenham Hotspur having won three league games in a row as well as defeating Manchester United 6-1 away from home.

Coming into the season, not many media outlets and pundits picked Tottenham to make the top four and for good reason. The injury issues of Harry Kane as well as lack of forward depth were valid reasons for Tottenham’s omission from top four predictions.

However, after a scintillating start to the season, Tottenham are being earmarked as potential title challengers and I may have to buy into this prediction.

Before I go all in though, I must mention that they have only faced one ‘Big Six’ team this season in Manchester United with their toughest tests yet to come and the first one comes on Saturday against Pep Guardiola and Manchester City.

Can Pep Get City Geared Up Against Spurs?

The former champions have been less than impressive this season and will be looking to make a statement against a scary Tottenham Hotspur side.

In his pre-match press conference, Guardiola talked about how impressed he was with how well Mourinho has done at Tottenham since his arrival last year.

“He’s done really good, as always in all the clubs [he’s managed],” Guardiola said at Friday’s pre-match news conference.

“The numbers speak for themselves. They dropped points against West Ham and Newcastle in the last minute – imagine the points if they hadn’t.

“They are contenders. The quality they’ve got is always there. They qualified for the Champions League for four or five years and reached the final. They have been a good team since Pochettino took over. It is a fantastic squad.”

“We are getting better,” he said when reflecting on the most recent meeting with Tottenham nine months ago.

“But I don’t want to focus on Tottenham – they are not my concern. We have a lot of games coming up and it is important we look to get everyone back fit.”

Manchester City Betting Prediction: Winning a Bet with a Tie?

Manchester City do have the upper hand in head-to-head meetings with three wins in their last six league games against Tottenham, despite Tottenham winning their last meeting 2-0 back in February.

I think the spoils will be shared between Tottenham and Manchester City in a 2-2 draw with Harry Kane and Raheem Sterling both finding themselves on the scoresheet.

Odds on a Tottenham win open at +320. Odds on a Manchester City win open at -133. Odds on a draw between the two sides open at +320.

EPL Title Race Betting Predictions for Gameweek Nine

With eight weeks of Premier League football under our belts, we analyze the trends of the ever-changing EPL title odds.

Defending Premier League champions Liverpool escaped the Etihad Stadium with a point after a hard-fought draw against Manchester City.

The draw made it four games unbeaten in the Premier League since their historic 7-2 loss to Aston Villa.

It was Liverpool who opened the scoring after they were awarded a penalty with Kyle Walker bringing down Mohamed Salah in the box. The Egyptian converted the penalty in what was his eighth goal of the season, sitting atop the golden boot rankings alongside Heung-Min Son and Dominic Calvert Lewin.

City hit back under 20 minutes later as Gabriel Jesus finished off a great piece of skill to get past Trent Alexander-Arnold and finish past Alisson. The hosts were given a golden chance to go ahead as they were awarded a penalty a few minutes before half-time.

Kevin De Bruyne stepped up and to everyone’s surprise, put the penalty wide and didn’t even test Alisson.

The draw kept Liverpool second favorites to win the 2020/21 EPL Title according to sportsbooks where their odds open at +163.

Arsenal EPL Title Odds for Gameweek Nine

Arsenal were out-fought, out-matched and out-classed by Aston Villa who embarrassed them 3-0 on Arsenal’s turf.

It was a performance reminiscent of the last days of Arsene Wenger’s reign and the entirety of Unai Emery’s stint in charge. It was Arsenal’s fourth loss of the season and second at home.

A Bukayo Saka own goal and an impressive brace from Ollie Watkins was enough to claim the three points for the visitors who sit 6th in the table with a game in hand as their surprisingly impressive start to the season continues.

It’s Arsenal’s third loss in four games with just one goal scored in that span, and none scored from open play.

Arsenal’s lack of creativity is a far cry from the Arsenal that has been around for decades and it’s a problem that Mikel Arteta must fix and fix quickly.

Arsenal possess the seventh-best odds to win the 2020/21 Premier League Title at +6600.

Manchester City EPL Odds: The Favorites… For Now?

Manchester City may find themselves unlucky to leave the Etihad with just a point in a 1-1 draw with Liverpool after Kevin De Bruyne missed a penalty.

It was an evenly matched game, but City had the opportunity to go 2-1 ahead in the first half with the penalty that De Bruyne shockingly put wide.

The draw means that City sit 10th in the table with a game in hand and they’ve yet to score consecutive wins in the Premier League this season. City have also scored just one goal in each of their last five games as the loss of Sergio Aguero to injury as hurt their goalscoring ability.

City however remain favorites to win the EPL title for the third week in a row at +150.

After going two games without a win, a 3-1 win against Everton eased the pressure on Manchester United and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Bruno Fernandes scored a brace and Edinson Cavani netted his first goal in Manchester United colors to condemn Everton to their third loss in a row.

Despite the win, Manchester United remain a lowly 14th in the table with a game in hand.

Manchester United’s odds to win the title now sits at +2500, only the fifth-best in the Premier League.

Chelsea followed up their 3-0 rout of Burnley with a 4-1 thrashing of Sheffield United at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea had four different scorers in Tammy Abraham, Ben Chilwell, Thiago Silva and Timo Werner to extend Chelsea’s unbeaten record to six games.

With the introduction of Thiago Silva, Ben Chilwell and Edouard Mendy to Chelsea’s backline, not only have their defensive performances massively improved with three clean sheets in their last five league games as well as Chelsea yet to concede after three games in the Champions League but they’ve also added goals.

Kurt Zouma, Chilwell and Silva have contributed to six goals already this season, the highest in the division among defenders.

Chelsea possess the third-best odds to win the 2020/21 EPL Title this season at +800.

Tottenham Hotspur so far look like Liverpool’s closest rivals for the Premier League title as they rose to second in the league after their 1-0 win over West Bromwich Albion. Harry Kane’s late winner was enough for all three points with Tottenham now on a three-match winning streak.

The North London club look to be a real contender for the Premier League crown this season however we will learn just how real their credentials are as they face Manchester City, Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool in four of their next five league games in clashes that could define their season.

For now, Spurs’ title odds sit at +900, the third highest in the Premier League.