Date: 20 January 2017 04:23
With Pep Guardiola's team in disarray at the back, Al Hain-Cole is backing the goals to flow when they take on an in-form Spurs side at the Etihad
Manchester City will be aiming to bounce back from their humiliating 4-0 defeat against Everton when they welcome Tottenham Hotspur to the Etihad Stadium for Saturday’s Premier League clash.
That result saw Pep Guardiola’s men fall out of the Champions League places and into fifth position, although they are 23/20 (2.15) favourites with Betfair Sportsbook to move back level on points with their second-placed opponents by coming out on top here.
Currently enjoying a seven-match winning streak in all competitions, Spurs are available at 13/5 (3.60) to make it eight in row by recording their fourth consecutive victory against this opposition.
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None of the last 12 encounters between these teams have resulted in draws, but you can get odds of 5/2 (3.50) on them cancelling each other out on this occasion.
Having opened the season with six consecutive victories, the Citizens travelled to White Hart Lane looking every inch the champions in waiting for October’s reverse league fixture between these sides.
However, after going down 2-0 to Spurs in the reverse fixture, Guardiola’s men have struggled to convince ever since and suffered four defeats in the subsequent 14 league fixtures.
With two of those defeats taking place in the last four league games, the hosts will come into this encounter in their worst form of the entire campaign to take on a team currently enjoying their best run.
While the like of David Silva, Kevin De Bruyne and Sergio Aguero are still more than capable of causing even the league’s best defence problems, recent defensive displays suggest Mauricio Pochettino’s men should find plenty of joy at the other end of the pitch.
With a high-scoring clash therefore looking likely, odds of 5/6 (1.83) are not to be missed on over 2.5 goals going in for City’s sixth game in seven and Tottenham’s fifth in six on the road, as well as the 10th meeting in 12 between the teams.
Over 2.5 goals for a 2pt stake at 5/6 (1.83) with Betfair Sportsbook