FOOTBALL journalist Adam Goodwin (@AGJournalism) shares his verdict on Monday night's mouthwatering Premier league match-up between Tottenham and Man City.
Tottenham v Manchester City | Sunday 29th October 2018, 20:00 | Sky Sports
Arguably the game of the weekend takes place at Wembley on Monday night, with reigning champions Manchester City taking on Tottenham.
It’s been a strange start to the season for Spurs, as they found out this week that they’ll play the rest of this campaign at Wembley. It’s not something that has particularly hindered them in recent times, so that’s not something to worry about.
What might worry them, however, is their performances so far this season. They are five points off the top of the league (with a game in-hand) but you can’t say they’ve been particularly convincing as of yet.
Hugo Lloris will potentially be another worry for Mauricio Pochettino heading into this game. The World Cup winner as made an usually high amount of mistakes this season, including one that led to a red card in the Champions League during the week.
Manchester City’s forwards will be aware of this and will be looking to put Lloris under as much pressure as possible throughout Monday night.
Manchester City are fresh off the back of a 3-0 win against Shakhtar Donetsk during the week and a 5-0 victory over Burnley last weekend. They’ll be full of confidence heading into this one and they’re without any fresh injury concerns.
The Citziens have only lost one away game in the league within the last year and that was that crazy 4-3 defeat to Liverpool at Anfield. They still scored three goals that day and have also smashed three or more away at Cardiff, West Ham, Everton, Arsenal, Swansea and Spurs.
The last two games City have played against Tottenham, they’ve battered them 3-1 and 4-1 and I can see a similar scoreline on Monday night. Pep Guardiola’s side also tend to like a trip to Wembley, where they’ve won three trophies there within the last few years.
The betting angle
Tottenham are still without Jan Vertonghen and Danny Rose, and I think City can get at a back four containing Ben Davies, Toby Alderweireld and Davinson Sanchez.
I really like the look of the price on Man City to win at 3/4 but I’m going to push the boat out and have a punt on them to score Over 2.5 Goals at 2/1 with Bet 365.
When they’re on form, they can score as many as they want, so let’s hope they’re firing at Wembley on Monday night.
Tottenham v Manchester City – Manchester City to score Over 2.5 Goals (2/1 Bet365)