Manchester City v Tottenham Hotspur Premier League Betting Tips 19/02/2022
When the fixture lists were released in the summer, Manchester City vs Tottenham may have been a potential title clash. But, the reality couldn’t be further currently. City are the runaway leaders of the Premier League, and they have a nine-point advantage over Liverpool. Spurs, on the other hand, are in danger of missing out on European football in their current form. Can the North Londoners get their season back on track? Or will City extend their advantage? This match will kick off at 5:30p.m on Saturday and it will be broadcast on Sky Sports.
Man City produced a one-sided performance to comfortably beat Sporting Lisbon 5-0 away in the Champions League knockout stages. It extended the Citizens’ four-match winning run in all competitions and they are unbeaten in their last 13 in all competitions. The Antonio Conte effect has worn off for Tottenham in recent weeks. A 2-0 home loss against Southampton followed defeats against Southampton (3-2) and Chelsea (2-0). Following their dip in form, Spurs are in eighth place and eight points off the top four.
Looking at the team news, City could see striker Gabriel Jesus return to the squad. The game comes too soon for Jack Grealish, who remains doubtful. Eric Dier and Oliver Skipp could return for Spurs after their recent injuries. But, Japhet Tanganga is out with a knee injury.
Matchwinner Betting Odds
Firstly, the matchwinner odds for this fixture unsurprisingly show Man City as the current favourites. It is hard to ignore the Citizens in current form and our tip this week is to go with SpreadEx’s 3/10 odds for a home victory. But, there could be value on Spurs holding out for a draw. The North Londoners have a decent recent record against City and they beat the Manchester club 1-0 in the reverse fixture this season. In fact, Tottenham are unbeaten in four of their last six against City and there are decent odds for a draw, with Unibet providing 5/1. A real outsider bet is Spurs to win, considering they have lost their last three league matches on the spin. 10Bet’s 12/1 odds reflect the uphill battle facing Spurs this weekend.
Win to Nil Bet Market
With a Man City win the most likely option this weekend, further value can be found by backing the Citizens to win to nil. Pep Guardiola’s side has kept three clean sheets in their last three and have only conceded once since returning from the winter break. Also, Tottenham has failed to score in two of their last three Premier League matches, including in their last away match, a 2-0 defeat at Chelsea. As City are resolute and Spurs are struggling to find the net, our second tip is to a City win to nil at 11/10, provided by BetVictor.
Anytime Goalscorer Betting
Due to Tottenham’s lack of goalscoring recently, there is little choice in their ranks and with a City win to nil likely, there are a few good choices within the home side. Firstly, Riyad Mahrez has been in top form since returning from the Africa Cup of Nations. The Algerian forward has netted four goals in as many games, including one against Sporting Lisbon on Tuesday. A 7/5, provided by Mansion Bet, there is good value on another Mahrez goal against Spurs. But, there is no ignoring Raheem Sterling on current form. The English winger bagged a hat-trick against Norwich last weekend and netted another goal vs Lisbon in the Champions League. A Sterling anytime goal comes with 7/5 odds to, provided by Sky Bet, but with the forward hitting top form, he is our goalscorer pick for this fixture.
City and Spurs head into this one in contrasting form and the Citizens could well extend their lead atop the Premier League table once more. Spurs will take heart from their win over City earlier in the season, but they will need a much-improved performance. As always, we’d like to remind you that we always try to provide good value by tipping the best odds available. But, please remember that they are never certain winners. Always ensure you are gambling responsibly. For more detail on bookmaker’s available free bets, please check out our homepage for up-to-date, great value betting offers.