Tottenham v Manchester City betting tips: Champions look to end losing run
Spurs v Man City betting tips and odds
Nuno Espirito Santo takes charge of Tottenham in a competitive game for the first time and he could not have asked for a tougher start against Premier League champions Manchester City who are 4/7 favourites to win.
It’s a fantastic way to round off the opening weekend of the season so let’s take a look at the markets and odds to help with our Spurs v Man City betting tips.
Manchester City spent a British record £100million on signing Jack Grealish from Aston Villa but their ambitions don’t stop there as they also hope to land England skipper Harry Kane from Tottenham for a similar sum, possibly more.
City romped to the title by 12 points last season and are 4/6 to finish top for the fourth year in five having kept clean sheets in half of their games, although they lost 1-0 to Leicester in last weekend’s Community Shield at Wembley.
Pep Guardiola’s side are 19/10 to win to nil and 13/10 by over 2.5 match goals as they did at the Etihad in a 3-0 victory in February.
However, Spurs beat City 2-0 in the previous two campaigns and are 6/1 to win and under 3.5 goals, 10/1 to win to nil or 33/1 to repeat that scoreline.
Interestingly, the champions scored 29 goals and conceded just seven times during the first half an hour of matches last season and they are available at 15/8 to be in front after 30 minutes as one of our Spurs v Man City betting tips.
Kevin de Bruyne could miss the game with an ankle injury while Phil Foden is definitely out with a foot problem which will rule him out for the first month.
Spurs have swapped Erik Lamela for Sevilla winger Bryan Gil in a five-year deal and have signed Atalanta centre-back Cristian Romero and goalkeeper Pierluigi Gollini on loan, but Belgium centre-back Toby Alderweireld has ended a six-year stay by joining Qatari club Al-Duhail.
Nuno deployed a 4-3-3 in the 2-2 draw against Chelsea with Son Heung-min flanked by Lucas Moura and Steven Bergwijn, although that will change when Kane returns from his break following his exertions with England at Euro 2020.
Kane has barely trained since Euro 2020 but is the 5/1 favourite of the Tottenham players to break the deadlock.
However, Son, who bagged the winner against Arsenal in the final pre-season friendly, looks the likeliest at 6/1 to bag the opener or 21/10 just to score.
Moura and Bergwijn both struck against Chelsea and are both priced at 4/1 to find the net on Sunday.
Where: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
When: 16:30, Sunday 15th August
How to watch: Sky Sports
All odds and markets correct as of date of publication