Two of the top EPL teams from last season battle this Saturday when Manchester City hosts Tottenham. Man City dominated West Ham in their first English Premier League match of the season. Can they keep it going versus the impeccable Harry Kane and the Hotspur? Check out the English Premier League odds, analysis, and a free pick for Manchester City-Tottenham!
Manchester City vs Tottenham English Premier League Odds, Preview, and Predictions
- When: Saturday, August 17 at 12:30pm ET
- Where: Etihad Stadium, Manchester, UK
- TV: NBC
- Live Stream: Premier League Radio
- Moneyline Odds: Manchester City -285, Tottenham +651, Draw +413
- Over/Under Total Odds: 3 ¼
Why Manchester City is a good bet -294?
Man City laid down the gauntlet in their first English Premier League match of the season. They dominated West Ham 5-0. It wasn’t even close. Granted, Manchester City is a much better soccer team than West Ham, but beating an EPL team by 5 goals is impressive no matter who you play.
What really stood out? Raheem Sterling scored 3 goals. He might just be too fast for Tottenham’s defense to handle. If the Hotspur switch their defense to deal with Stirling, they must then account for one of the top overall players in the world, Kevin De Bruyne. Either way, Man City looks formidable to make it 2 in a row on Saturday.
Form Last 5
- W – 5-0 vs. West Ham
- W – 1-1 vs. Liverpool
- W – 3-1 vs. Yokohama F. Marinos
- W – 6-1 vs. Kitchee
- L – 0-0 vs. Wolverhampton
- De Bruyne
Why Tottenham is a good bet +651?
Man City most definitely deserves to be favored, but are they really this much better than Tottenham? Harry Kane got a ton of rest versus Aston Villa in Tottenham’s first EPL match. Even though he got a lot of rest, Kane still scored the only goal in the Hotspur’s victory.
With Kane on the pitch, Tottenham has a player that can match Raheem Stirling’s skill set. Not only that, but Tottenham’s attack has put up goals versus Manchester City already this year. Kane is 100%, which means Tottenham will be ready to face Man City on the road this Saturday.
Form Last 5
- W – 3-1 vs. Aston Villa
- L – 1-1 vs. Internazionale
- W – 2-2 vs. Bayern Munich
- W – 1-0 vs. Real Madrid
- L – 1-2 vs. Manchester United
English Premier League Betting Trends for Manchester City vs Tottenham
- Manchester City is 4-1 SU in their last 5
- Manchester City has outscored their last 5 opponents a combined 15-3
- Over is 3-1 in Man City’s last 4 matches
- Tottenham is 3-2 SU in their last 5
- Tottenham has outscored their last 5 opponents a combined 8-6
- Over is 2-2 in Tottenham’s last 4 matches
Manchester City vs. Tottenham Soccer Betting Analysis
Tottenham most definitely deserves a look. In the three matches this year, Tottenham has played better than okay. They beat Man City 1-0 on April 9. On April 17, they lost 3-4 to Manchester City. Then, they lost to Man City 0-1 on April 20.
The Hotspur played it smart last week. They rested Kane with a 1-0 lead versus an inferior team. Manchester City decided to pour it on against West Ham. The script won’t flip, but City will find it much more difficult to score 5 goals against Tottenham than it was versus West Ham United. The Hotspur are +1 ½ (-120) on the handicap. Those odds are worth taking.
English Premier League Soccer Pick: Tottenham +1 ½ (-120)