We are at the point in the Premier League season when titles are very often won and lost. The holiday season is always a bit of a nightmare for all the teams in the EPL, as they are forced to play a lot of games in a very short period of time. Even the bigger clubs who have a large squad that they can rotate struggle to stay consistent through this stretch of games, and the teams who are chasing Manchester City, who look very comfortable on top of the table, will be hoping that City endures some sort of point-dropping collapse over the next couple of weeks, despite having the English Premier League odds by their side.
If that is to happen, it may well start on Saturday afternoon, as Manchester City play host to a very talented Tottenham side who are now realistically looking at a top 4 spot and another entry into the Champions League. Spurs have not been in the best of form recently, but they have more than enough firepower to cause the league leaders some real problems. Can they go into the Etihad and bring City’s record-breaking win streak to an end? Let’s take a closer look at the latest EPL betting lines and teams value.
Manchester City vs. Tottenham English Premier League Odds & Pick
— Manchester City (@ManCity) 15 de diciembre de 2017
- When: Saturday, December 16 at 12:30 PM EST
- Where: Etihad Stadium, Manchester
- TV: NBCSN
- Live Stream: NBCSN Live
- English Premier League Odds: Manchester City -1 (Over/Under at 3)
English Premier League Top Scorers
- Mohamed Salah (Liverpool): 13
- Harry Kane (Tottenham): 12
- Sergio Aguero (Manchester City): 10
- Romelu Lukaku (Manchester United): 9
- Álvaro Morata (Chelsea): 9
- Wayne Rooney (Everton): 9
- Raheem Sterling (Manchester City): 9
- Gabriel Jesus (Manchester City): 8
- Alexandre Lacazette (Arsenal): 8
- Jamie Vardy (Leicester City): 7
Why consider Manchester City English Premier League Odds?
The numbers that Manchester City have posted this season have been truly staggering, but the one that everyone is talking about right now is 15. That is the number of consecutive wins that they have strung together, which set a new record, breaking Arsenal’s record of 14 back in 2002. What may be more impressive than the number of wins is the manner in which they have got them.
To this point in the season, City has scored a staggering 52 goals while conceding only 11, and they have spread the scoring through the entire team. Sergio Aguero leads the way with 9 goals, with Gabriel Jesus and Raheem Sterling both sitting on 8. They have also won a lot of their games late, proving that you can never take a minute off against this team. City is 11 points clear of Manchester United at the top, and 18 clear of Tottenham coming into this one.
- 31-Ederson Moraes
- 30-Nicolaás Otamendi
- 15-Eliaquim Mangala
- 21-David Silva
- 18-Fabian Delph
- 17-Kevin De Bruyne
- 7-Raheem Sterling
- 10-Sergio Aguero
Why consider Tottenham English Premier League Odds?
While Tottenham’s title hopes may now be over, they are still a team that could prove to be a problem for the league leaders. After all, they have not lost to City in their last 4 Premier League meetings, with Spurs winning 3 and drawing 1 during that stretch. As I mentioned earlier, all the talk now is about maintaining their positive play in the Champions League and securing a top 4 spot in the Premier League so that they can be back in Europe next season.
The striking partnership of Kane and Son has proven to be very effective this season, and Spurs will need them to once again be at their best if they are to hang in there with City. Spurs have already proven that they know how to kill off a winning streak, as they took down Chelsea last season at a time when the eventual champions were on a 12-game winning run.
- 1-Hugo Lloris
- 5-Jan Vertonghen
- 4-Toby Alderweireld
- 33-Ben Davies
- 37-Kyle Walker
- 19-Moussa Dembélé
- 17-Moussa Sissoko
- 20-Delle Alli
- 23-Christian Eriksen
- 15-Eric Dier
- 10-Harry Kane
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
While City doesn’t really need to win this one given their lead at the top, you can bet that they will still be going all out for the W. I think this will be a wide-open game with lots of goals that finishes in a tie.
Score: Manchester City 2 – Tottenham 2