Tottenham have made their best ever start to a Premier League season, but anyone that has watched the team regularly this season will know that results have been better than performances.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side have been consistent in beating teams in the bottom half of the table, but when they have stepped up in class – Watford and Liverpool in the Premier League and everyone in the Champions League – they have been found wanting.
With that in mind, it’s no surprise to see that Manchester City are the 1.75 favourites to beat Spurs on Monday night. City look even better than last season, when they won both games against Tottenham, so with the home side struggling for form, the price for an away victory looks like good value. The draw is priced at 4.10, with Spurs the outsiders at 4.75.
If you want to improve the odds for a Manchester City win, then consider boosting it by also backing this to be a goal-laden game. Tottenham have found the net in each of their last six games against City and you can back both teams to score and a Manchester City win at 3.00.
Should you find the idea of betting on Spurs to lose to be unpalatable, then both teams to score is a decent standalone bet at 1.57. Slightly bigger is the 1.61 for over 2.5 goals, with each of the last three encounters between these teams seeing three goals or more.
In recent seasons goals have not been in short supply in this fixture. Over 3.5 goals is priced at 2.37 and has landed in ten of the last 14 matches between Tottenham and Manchester City.
When it comes to naming a goalscorer, it’s rare to see anyone with a shorter price than Harry Kane, especially when Spurs are at home. City have two such players. Top goalscorer Sergio Aguero is 1.72 to add to his tally, with Gabriel Jesus at 2.05, ahead of Kane at 2.20.
Of the three, Kane is probably the best value. Aguero scored ten goals against Tottenham in his first seven matches, but has subsequently drawn a blank in each of the last five encounters. Jesus scored in this fixture last season, yet he’s unlikely to start with Aguero in such hot form.
Kane scored his seventh goal of the season against PSV in midweek. The return of Christian Eriksen greatly improved Spurs’ attacking play and Kane benefitted from the service. He’s 5.50 to score the first goal, with Aguero the favourite at 4.00. All odds are supplied by freebetshere.com where you can find a full range of betting opportunities for Tottenham’s games against Manchester City.