We’re back following the international break with yet another Premier League prediction weekend here at bettingTips.net. In keeping with our usual trend, we’ll bring you our expert Premier League tips, predictions & more by analysing the facts, the figures, recent form and past results.
For our Premier League predictions today, our attention turns to North London, where high-flying Spurs host Pep’s underperforming Manchester City. Few Premier League tips & betting experts would’ve said so at the start of the season, but this fixture could play a pivotal role in deciding who lifts the trophy in May.
After shocking the world of Premier League predictions with a 6-1 away thrashing of Man United before the last international break, Spurs looked to be on track for another cricket score win after they went 3-0 up against West Ham. However, complacency and a lack of discipline in the 2nd half meant they wound up drawing the game 3-3. Since then, Joe Mourinho appears to have installed a sense of game management into his side, as they’ve won their last 3 games by a single goal in performances that have been less entertaining, but better controlled.
Although there has been clear improvement since the Leicester defeat, Manchester City have yet to return to their scintillating best this season. Pep’s side have drawn 3 and won 2 of their last 5. And there is some consistency here as well: all 3 draws have ended 1-1, while both of their wins were 1-0. The Citizens will be excited about the form of winger Ferran Torres going into this tie, as he scored an impressive hattrick in Spain’s 6-0 thrashing of Germany in the Nations League. Additionally, they seem to have made it through the international break both injury and covid free.
This fixture last season was among the last handful of Premier League fixtures to be played in front of a full Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Over 62,000 fans watched Jose Mourinho get the better of his old nemesis in a 2-0 win over City in a game that defied most Premier League predictions at the time. Their last meeting at the Etihad back in August ended in a 2-2 draw, back when Potchettino was still in charge of Spurs. The most memorable clash in recent times between these sides was of course the Champions League semi final and the late VAR drama.
Below, we’ve provided you with the last 5 results of the matches between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City as well as 3 statistical highlights we believe could influence the result this weekend. We’ve used all of this info and more to create our Premier League prediction weekend.
Having analysed everything above, our Premier League predictions today suggest a hard fought home win for Spurs and Jose Mourinho on Saturday.
Together with Leicester & Wolves, Spurs and Manchester City have the joint best defence in the league. A surprising statistics when you consider Tottenham conceded 3 to West Ham and City 5 to Leicester. Both sides have, however, learned their lesson since, meaning a tightly fought affair should lie ahead. At the other end of the pitch though, it looks like both sides should be fielding a decent attacking line, as they both made it through the international break injury and covid free. For Spurs, Son Heung Min has even returned early from international duty with South Korea ahead of this game. Manchester City definitely have a better squad, both in depth and arguably man for man. However, Spurs are the in form side and have players like Son and Kane who just seem to turn up for big games. Our betting tip is therefore a home win at odds of 4 with Bet365.