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Tottenham Hotspur vs Manchester City betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

This article provides betting tips information on Tottenham Hotspur vs Manchester City in Premier League on August 15, 2021
Tottenham Hotspur vs Manchester City betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds
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Tottenham Hotspur vs Manchester City betting tips

This article covers Tottenham Hotspur vs Manchester City betting tips and predictions, and these are the betting odds.

o – Tottenham Hotspur win 9/2

o – Draw 16/5

o – Manchester City win 3/5

Note: All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.

Tottenham Hotspur vs Manchester City betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

WHICHFORD, ENGLAND – APRIL 17: Nike Premier League Strike Football photographed on April 23, 2020 in Whichford, Warwickshire, United Kingdom. No Premier League matches have been played since March 9th due to the Coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic. (Photo by VISIONHAUS)

Tottenham Hotspur vs Manchester City: Match details

Match: Tottenham Hotspur vs Manchester City

Competition: Premier League

Date: August 15, 2021

Kick-off time: 4:30 pm, August 15, 2021 (UK time)

Stadium: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

Tottenham

LONDON, ENGLAND – APRIL 09: The Tottenham Hotspur fans create a Tifo display prior to the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final first leg match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on April 09, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

Betting prediction: Tottenham Hotspur 1 – 2 Manchester City

Tottenham Hotspur welcome reigning champions Manchester City to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London on Sunday for the final Premier League match of the opening week of fixtures.

The Lilywhites have a strong home record against Manchester City. Their 24 meetings in London in the Premier League have seen 15 Tottenham Hotspur wins, 3 draws and just 6 victories for Manchester City.

In fact, a pattern of home wins has developed over recent seasons in this fixture, with the last 8 matches producing 7 home wins and 1 draw. This includes the League Cup final of last season, for which Manchester City were the designated home team at Wembley Stadium, which finished 1-0 to the Sky Blues.

Both Premier League matches between the clubs during the 2020/21 season also ended in home victories.

Harry Kane

LONDON, ENGLAND – APRIL 09: Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur is helped down the tunnel after going down injured during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final first leg match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on April 09, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

Tottenham Hotspur vs Manchester City: Recommended bets

101 Great Goals’ prediction of Spurs 1 – 2 Manchester City is available at odds of 8/1.

2-0 Spurs win. Spurs’ last home match against Manchester City came back in November 2020, and ended in a 2-0 win for the hosts. A repeat of this score on Sunday is available at odds of 28/1.

2-2 draw. These sides have drawn only twice in the last 24 matches between them. On both occasions the game ended with a 2-2 scoreline. Odds of 18/1 are available if you see this match finishing with the same result.

0-1 Manchester City win. Manchester City have never won at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Their last league victory over Spurs in London was while the club were playing at Wembley Stadium. Like the League Cup Final back in April, that match finished in a 0-1 victory for the Cityzens. You can back them at 7/1 for the same scoreline here on Sunday.

Under 2.5 goals. The last 5 matches in this head-to-head to take place in London have finished with under 2.5 goals. You can back another low scoring game here on Sunday with odds of 10/11 on for under 2.5 goals.

Harry Kane Goalscorer. From the moment it became clear that Spurs’ captain wanted to leave the club, the talk of the summer has been Harry Kane’s potential move to Manchester City. That move hasn’t transpired yet, which leaves the England captain potentially facing off against his future employers on Sunday. The 2020/21 Golden Boot winner is 5/1 to score the game’s opener on Sunday. Or 8/5 for Kane (pictured above) to bag a goal at any time during the game against Manchester City.


Manchester City celebrate vs Spurs

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 16: Raheem Sterling of Manchester City celebrates after scoring his sides fourth goal with Kevin De Bruyne of Manchester City, Phil Foden of Manchester City, Bernardo Silva of Manchester City during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur at Etihad Stadium on December 16, 2017 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Tottenham Hotspur vs Manchester City: What are the betting odds?

Spurs have won their last three home matches against Manchester City. Despite this, they start the match as 9/2 outsiders.

City haven’t won away against Spurs since 2018. They are clearly fancied to end their 3-year wait for a victory here, based on odds of 3/5 on.

Odds of 16/5 are available if you see Spurs and Manchester City cancelling each other out on Sunday.

Tottenham Hotspur vs Manchester City – recent form and head to head statistics

Tottenham Hotspur vs Manchester City form
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Tottenham Hotspur vs Aston Villa - 2:1
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Tottenham Hotspur vs Mura Murska Sobota - 5:1
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Arsenal FC vs Tottenham Hotspur - 3:1
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Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Tottenham Hotspur - 2:2
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Tottenham Hotspur vs Chelsea FC - 0:3
Latest match form, last 5 games:
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Manchester City vs Burnley FC - 2:0
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Liverpool FC vs Manchester City - 2:2
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Paris Saint-Germain vs Manchester City - 2:0
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Chelsea FC vs Manchester City - 0:1
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Manchester City vs Wycombe Wanderers - 6:1
Last 5 games for Tottenham Hotspur
October 3, 2021 Premier League 21/22 Tottenham Hotspur 2 - 1 Aston Villa
September 30, 2021 UEFA Europa Conference League 21/22 Tottenham Hotspur 5 - 1 Mura Murska Sobota
September 26, 2021 Premier League 21/22 Arsenal FC 3 - 1 Tottenham Hotspur
September 22, 2021 EFL Cup 21/22 Wolverhampton Wanderers 2 - 2 Tottenham Hotspur
September 19, 2021 Premier League 21/22 Tottenham Hotspur 0 - 3 Chelsea FC
Last 5 games for Manchester City
October 16, 2021 Premier League 21/22 Manchester City 2 - 0 Burnley FC
October 3, 2021 Premier League 21/22 Liverpool FC 2 - 2 Manchester City
September 28, 2021 UEFA Champions League 21/22 Paris Saint-Germain 2 - 0 Manchester City
September 25, 2021 Premier League 21/22 Chelsea FC 0 - 1 Manchester City
September 21, 2021 EFL Cup 21/22 Manchester City 6 - 1 Wycombe Wanderers
Tottenham Hotspur vs Manchester City Premier League 21/22 form
Tottenham Hotspur Manchester City
7 Matches played 8
4 Matches won 5
64 Goal attempts 117
26 Shots on goal 39
24 Shots off goal 40
33 Corner kicks 70
47% Average ball possession 66%
14 Shots blocked 38
15 Cards given 11
94 Free kicks 82
9 Offsides 21
5 Goals by foot 13
6 Goals scored 16
10 Goals conceded 3
0 Shots on post 2
0 Goals by head 2
Tottenham Hotspur vs Manchester City statistics for most recent head to head matches
Tottenham Hotspur Manchester City
55 Matches 55
27 Home Matches 28
28 Away Matches 27
70 Total Goals 75
1.27 Average Goals Scored 1.36
27 Wins 20
20 Losses 27
8 Draws 8
Last 5 games & match results between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City
August 15, 2021 Premier League 21/22 Tottenham Hotspur 1 - 0 Manchester City
April 25, 2021 EFL Cup 20/21 Manchester City 1 - 0 Tottenham Hotspur
February 13, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Manchester City 3 - 0 Tottenham Hotspur
November 21, 2020 Premier League 20/21 Tottenham Hotspur 2 - 0 Manchester City
February 2, 2020 Premier League 19/20 Tottenham Hotspur 2 - 0 Manchester City

Tottenham Hotspur vs Manchester City betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

LONDON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 21: Joao Cancelo of Manchester City battles for possession with Serge Aurier of Tottenham Hotspur during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on November 21, 2020 in London, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Tottenham Hotspur FC/Tottenham Hotspur FC via Getty Images)

Tottenham Hotspur vs Manchester City: Match preview

Nuno Espírito Santo’s first competitive match in charge of Spurs couldn’t be any tougher.

Manchester City were the Premier League champions last season, and having discovered a new stability to go with their ruthless attack, they are a frightening side to face at any time.

Although, perhaps if you had to pick any time to face them it would be right now. Their English and Brazilian players have had little to no involvement in pre-season, and could take a few weeks to get up to speed. The Citizens are without the creative talents of Foden and De Bruyne. Plus, they are yet to replace Sergio Aguero, and could lack that clinical touch in the box to turn the mass of chances they create into goals.

Leicester found this to be the case last weekend, defeating a patchwork City side 1-0 in the Community Shield. Of the 15 players who played the most league minutes for the club last season, only Ruben Dias, João Cancelo, Ilkay Gundogan and Riyad Mahrez started the match.

The Cityzens were also slow starters last season, winning just 3 of their first 8 games. They averaged 1.5 points-per-game compared to 2.5 points-per-game in the subsequent 30 fixtures. It is of course possible that last season was the exception, though. Starting strong has not really been much of a problem in other years for City. In fact, in their ‘Centurions’ season, the Sky Blues won 19 of the opening 20 games, as they ran away with the title.

Still, circumstances this season look far from ideal, and Guardiola would surely be the first to admit that the lack of pre-season for many key players gives him a problem to manage in the early weeks of this campaign.

For Nuno, he will be looking to draw upon his previous two wins against City. In both instances, rapid-fast counter attacks cut apart City, allowing his Wolves side to put them to the sword. This would suggest that Heung-min Son, Steven Bergwijn or Lucas Moura could be key to any successful game-plan Spurs have.

In the last two seasons, Son has been instrumental in home wins for Spurs, scoring in both games versus City, while Bergwijn also has a winning goal against the Manchester giants to his name from 2020.

This game looks perfectly poised for the age-old battle of possession versus counter-attacking football. Can City get enough out of their top players on the pitch, and fire on all cylinders to overwhelm Spurs? Or can Tottenham pick off a City side not quite ready for a match of this intensity so early in the season?


Tottenham Hotspur vs Manchester City betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

LONDON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 21: Heung-Min Son of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates after scoring his team’s first goal during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on November 21, 2020 in London, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo Neil Hall – by Pool/Getty Images)

Tottenham Hotspur team news vs Manchester City

While Spurs have no long-term injury concerns at the moment, they could be missing a number of key players for their opening match of the new season.

The main focus will be on Harry Kane, who is currently in quarantine, but still training. He faces a late fitness test to be involved in Sunday’s game and is rated as 50/50 to start the match.

Ryan Sessegnon is the only player to have officially been ruled out of this match with a thigh injury. He has missed most of Spurs’ pre-season, but is back in training and nearing a return to play.

Spurs’ new central defensive signing Cristian Romero is struggling to be ready for their opener. He is rehabbing a knee injury and is able to train. However, with limited sessions and involvement in the pre-season plan, he seems unlikely to start this match.

Tanguy Ndombele is in a similar situation of not currently being injured, but his fitness is not yet in the right place to be considered for starting matches.

Bryan Gil also seems likely to miss the match, having only recently returned from international duty with Spain at the Olympics.

Japhet Tanganga is probably the nearest to returning to start. He had a minor groin problem after the final pre-season friendly, but has joined training. He should be available on Sunday as long as he can prove his fitness in the final sessions before the game.

Tottenham Hotspur vs Manchester City betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

LONDON, ENGLAND – APRIL 25: Aymeric Laporte of Manchester City celebrates after scoring their side’s first goal during the Carabao Cup Final between Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley Stadium on April 25, 2021 in London, England. 8,000 fans are due to watch the game at Wembley, the most at an outdoor sporting event in the UK since the coronavirus pandemic started in March, 2020. Each team has been given an allocation of 2,000 with the remaining tickets split between local residents and NHS staff. (Photo by Matt McNulty – Manchester City/Manchester City FC via Getty Images)

Manchester City team news vs Tottenham Hotspur

City’s main concern is the fitness of those returning late from international duty. With a number of Brazilian and English players in their squad, both of whom reached finals of major tournaments this summer, late returns have meant them missing most of the pre-season program.

John Stones, Kyle Walker, Raheem Sterling, Gabriel Jesus and Ederson are the main concerns here. None of them were available for the Community Shield defeat against Leicester last weekend. Jack Grealish, who had a 25-minute cameo appearance, was the only player involved for England or Brazil over the summer who featured.

Phil Foden suffered an injury with England that ruled him out for the Euro 2020 final. He still isn’t involved in team training, and no return date has been provided yet by the club.

Kevin De Bruyne will also miss this match with an ankle injury. He is expected back in action sooner than Foden, which should be at some point later this month.

Aymeric Laporte (pictured above) was also absent from the City lineup last weekend, and seems likely to miss this match also.

Fringe players Yangel Herrera and Liam Delap are also both ruled out due to injury.

Predicted Tottenham Hotspur line-up vs Manchester City

Tottenham Hotspur's predicted XI to face Manchester City.

Tottenham Hotspur’s predicted XI to face Manchester City.

Predicted Manchester City line-up vs Tottenham Hotspur

Manchester City's predicted XI to face Tottenham Hotspur.

Manchester City’s predicted XI to face Tottenham Hotspur.


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This article was edited by Ben Green.

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What time is kick off between Tottenham Hotspur vs Manchester City?

4:30 pm on Sunday Aug 15, 2021 (UK Time)

What are the betting odds for Tottenham Hotspur vs Manchester City?

Tottenham Hotspur win 9/2 | Draw 16/5 | Manchester City win 3/5

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101 Great Goals predicts: Tottenham Hotspur 1 – 2 Manchester City

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