Tottenham v Manchester City Betting Tips September 26th 2015
Tip #1: Back Man City to Win @ 1.90 with bet365.com
Tip #2: Back Under 2.5 Goals @ 2.07 with bet365.com
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Tottenham v Manchester City Betting Tips: Match Preview
Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy is a man with extremely high standards, which explains why he has sacked so many managers over the past several years. At a glance, Harry Redknapp and André Villas-Boas are just two of the big names who have fallen at the hands of Levy’s sword. All of this is to say that Mauricio Pochettino’s job could be at risk over the coming weeks.
Considering how Pochettino was able to retain the services of talented, young forward Harry Kane, it is surprising how weak Spurs have been to start the season. They lost the season-opener 1-0 to Man Utd before going on to draw three-straight against Stoke City, Leicester City, and Everton, respectively. Recent 1-0 victories over Sunderland and Crystal Palace have been hard-fought.
Tottenham have scored only five goals, and this is where the problem lies, because the four goals they have conceded is good enough for the second-best defensive record in the league. Okay, so, where has the creativity gone? Well, attacking-midfielder Christian Eriksen missed three games after playing in the first two. During a 25-minute appearance against Crystal Palace, he assisted the winning goal.
Last season, the presence of Eriksen benefited Kane greatly, who has not scored in six league games. New signing Son Heung-min scored against Palace and he will need to take the pressure off the struggling Kane.
Following an offseason in which his future was intensely scrutinised, Manuel Pellegrini moved from nightmare to dreamland during a five-game winning streak to move 11 points clear of champions Chelsea. But then they crumbled at the feet of Juventus, losing 2-1 in at home in their Champions League opener.
Surprisingly, Man City were unable to get back on track in their next game. The Citizens had what appeared to be a relatively easy home game against West Ham, but ended up losing the game 2-1 and blowing their excellent start to the league season.
City quickly fell behind to West Ham, with Victor Moses scoring on six minutes. Before City could get back into the game, the Hammers then scored on 31 minutes through Diafra Sakho. To City’s credit, a Kevin De Bruyne goal brought the score back to 2-1 just before halftime.
In addressing City’s issues, it has to be noted that they had an astonishing 27 attempts on goal, of which only eight were on target. Man City could have won the game if they had improved their finishing. The defence did mistakes, but those were the first league goals conceded this season. The multimillion-pound attack has to be able to carry the slack.
Man City were one of the strongest away teams in the league last season, and they are only stronger this time around.
With odds of 1.90 at bet365, Man City represent a solid option to win this weekend.