Man City vs Spurs Prediction: City too strong for injury-hit visitors

 | December 01 | 

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Manchester City will look to reclaim their place at the top of the Premier League table when they welcome Tottenham Hotspur to the Etihad Stadium on Sunday afternoon (16:30).

City shared the spoils in their last league outing against Liverpool, while Spurs have lost their last three encounters.

Man City vs Spurs Prediction

  • Man City to win and both teams to score @ 11/8
  • Erling Haaland to score first @ 5/2

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Kevin De Bruyne remains the only definite absentee in the home squad, with Matheus Nunes and Mateo Kovacic facing a race against time to make themselves available for selection.

Spurs have an extensive injury list to deal with, as James Maddison, Richarlison, Micky van de Ven, Ivan Perisic, Ryan Sessegnon and Manor Solomon are all sidelined, alongside Rodrigo Bentancur, who renewed his niggling injury against Aston Villa.

However, Cristian Romero and Yves Bissouma will be welcomed back from suspension.

Match Odds

City are 2/7 favourites, while Spurs are 17/2 to claim all three points and the draw is 5/1.

Both teams to score is priced up at 4/6, while over 2.5 goals can be backed at 4/11.

Man City to win and both teams to score @ 11/8

City's phenomenal run of 15 consecutive league wins at the Etihad Stadium was ended last time out in the draw against Liverpool, and they made hard work of the game against RB Leipzig in midweek conceding two goals before the interval, before coming back to win 3-2.

There could be some home nerves as Spurs have won three of their last four Premier League matches against the treble winners, but Spurs boss Ange Postecoglou is again unable to field his ideal defence due to injuries and suspensions.

Ultimately, I'd be very surprised if City didn't win but Pep Guardiola's side have a habit of conceding goals on their own patch, so Tottenham could score while losing, which has happened to them in their last three games against Wolves, Chelsea and Aston Villa.

Erling Haaland to score first @ 5/2

Last season's Golden Boot winner hasn't shown any signs of slowing down after his remarkable debut campaign in England's top-flight, making history in both the Premier League and Champions League this week.

The Norwegian's strike against Liverpool made him the fastest player to hit 50 Premier League goals last Saturday, while his goal against Leipzig made him the quickest to rack up 40 goals in Europe's premier club competition.

Haaland also played a pivotal part in last season's corresponding fixture against Spurs, as City overhauled a 2-0 deficit to emerge as 4-2 winners.

The former Borussia Dortmund striker has 19 strikes in 20 appearances across all competitions so far this term - including 14 in 13 in the league - and there's more value in backing him to open the scoring, rather than find the back of the net anytime.

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