Monday, May 27, 2024

Prediction: Tottenham vs Manchester City

Verdict: Manchester City win 

Best Odds: 1/2

Bookmaker: Dachbet

Looking to take another giant step to this season’s Premier League trophy, Manchester City will travel to north London on Tuesday night when they meet Tottenham.

Tottenham

Starting with the hosts, while Tottenham might have mounted a crucial comeback over the weekend as they eventually snatched a 2-1 victory against now-relegated Burnley, Ange Postecoglou’s men have largely struggled to find any kind of stability since returning from March’s international break. Opening May with an action-packed 4-2 defeat at the hands of Liverpool, Spurs have lost four of their previous five Premier League appearances and have continued to gain a reputation for their glaring issues at the back. Including a 3-2 loss against bitter local rivals Arsenal on April 28th, the former Celtic boss has seen his squad record just a single clean sheet from any of their last 17 straight matchups across all competitions. Crashing out of the FA Cup on January 26th as they suffered a 1-0 defeat against Manchester City, Tottenham will certainly face another major challenge on Tuesday night.

Team News

Dealing with a recent calf injury and left out of Brazil’s Copa America squad, Tottenham have confirmed that former Everton star Richarlison will not feature in Spurs’ final two Premier League showdowns. Likewise, undergoing surgery last month and facing a lengthy stint on the sidelines, Italy international Destiny Udogie remains on the sidelines.

Recording 17 Premier League goals so far this season, attacking talisman Heung-Min Son will spearhead Tottenham’s charge in north London. Forced to settle for a spot on the bench against Burnley on Saturday afternoon, Emerson Royal could be handed a full recall here.

Manchester City

As for the visitors, while Manchester City might have suffered Champions League heartbreak last month as they relinquished their maiden European crown, the Sky Blues have embarked on another remarkable domestic romp. Last seen over the weekend putting in another rampant performance as they stormed their way to a routine 4-0 romp away at Fulham, Pep Guardiola’s men are sat in the driving seat to make more Premier League history this season. Looking to get their hands on a fourth consecutive domestic title, the former Barcelona boss has not seen his high-flying squad suffer a single domestic defeat since the start of December. Booking their spot in the final of this year’s FA Cup thanks to a 1-0 win against Chelsea on April 20th, City are riding a major wave of momentum. Winning all of their last eight straight appearances against Premier League opposition, Guardiola’s men should be excited by a trip to north London on Tuesday night.

Team News

Limping off at Craven Cottage over the weekend with a suspected muscle injury, Manchester City are expected to be without Dutch international Nathan Ake on Tuesday night. Bagging a remarkable brace against Fulham on Saturday and now notching five goals in his previous seven appearances across all competitions, the red-hot Josko Gvardiol will keep his spot at left-back.

Also getting on the scoresheet in west London a few days ago and recording 25 strikes across all fronts this season, England international Phil Foden will join Erling Haaland in the final third. John Stones will be hoping to make a first Premier League start since a 4-2 victory away at Crystal Palace on April 6th.

Key Factors to Consider

    • When Tottenham and Manchester City last met on January 26th, the Sky Blues picked up a 1-0 victory in north London as they punched their FA Cup quarter-final spot.
    • The Sky Blues have won all of their previous eight consecutive meetings against Premier League opposition.
    • Man City have not suffered a single domestic defeat across any competition since the start of December.
    • Tottenham have managed to muster just a single clean sheet from any of their last 17 straight appearances across all competitions.
    • Despite a 2-1 win against Burnley over the weekend, Spurs have lost each of their other previous four Premier League matchups.

    Conclusion

    Storming their way to a routine 4-0 romp away at Fulham over the weekend, Manchester City have certainly found top gear at a crucial time. Looking to take a giant step towards getting their hands on a history-making fourth consecutive Premier League title, Guardiola’s men have not suffered a single domestic defeat since the start of December. Likewise, landing a 1-0 victory when they travelled to north London in FA Cup action on January 26th, we are expecting a similar outcome here.

    Verdict: Manchester City win 

    Best Odds: 1/2

    Bookmaker: Dachbet

    ABOUT THE AUTHOR

    Tom Dunstan


    Formerly of The Independent, Tom has spent the past six years as one of our senior writers and betting experts. Alongside working with numerous publications from across the globe, Tom also graduated from the University of Falmouth in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Digital Media.
    Spending almost the past decade working in countries such as Australia, New Zealand and Canada, he has also spent time featuring in sports radio. Tom can be followed on Instagram - @iamtomdunstan

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