The standout game in the Premier League this weekend comes in the form of Manchester City’s fixture against Tottenham Hotspur. Both sides have started the season in excellent fashion, and could be in the mix for the league title this term. However, which side will come out on top when they clash for the first time in the 2022-23 campaign?
Manchester City are massive favorites to pick up the victory this weekend with BetXchange. Pep Guardiola’s side is currently a 4/10 chance to get the three points, while Tottenham Hotspur have been priced up at 6/1. The draw is a very good price at 4/1. Over 2.5 goals in the fixture is 5/10, while under that same benchmark is a 33/20 chance with BetXchange.
Manchester City and Tottenham are two of the in-form sides in the Premier League this season, as both sit in the top four of the league standings. Both sides remain unbeaten at this early stage of the campaign, with City having won four of their opening six fixtures. Spurs have an identical record coming into the fixture, with the reigning league champions placed higher due to goal difference.
City were held to a second draw of the season in their latest fixture, as they couldn’t find a winning goal against Aston Villa in their previous fixture. Erling Haaland scored for the away side in that fixture, as he took his Premier League tally to ten goals in six league fixtures. The Norwegian once again looks to be the danger man this coming weekend.
Tottenham Hotspur bounced back from their recent draw against West Ham United with victory in their latest fixture. That success was recorded against Fulham, with Pierre Hojbjerg scoring the opening goal. Harry Kane doubled the advantage with just over 15 minutes remaining, before Fulham scored a late consolation. The England captain also comes into this fixture in excellent form, as he has netted five goals in six league fixtures this term.
Manchester City’s record against Tottenham certainly opens up avenues for value this weekend, as they have lost four of their previous league fixtures against Spurs. That includes victories for Spurs in both fixtures last season, which accounted for 67% of the defeats that City suffered in the Premier League last term. They will be looking to make history this weekend, as Spurs could become the first side to inflict three straight defeats on a side managed by Pep Guardiola.
Manchester City vs Tottenham Hotspur Prediction
This should be a thrilling fixture in the Premier League on Saturday. The odds are a little misleading, as City shouldn’t be as short as they are at present. There are reasons that Spurs should be confident, as they have looked very reliable defensively throughout this season, and are taking their chances when they come. However, a third straight win for Spurs in this fixture does appear unlikely. Therefore, a chance could be taken on the draw.