Premier League betting – Man City vs Spurs odds
Man City vs Spurs betting preview
Roberto Mancini has classed it as Manchester City’s most important game of the decade, Harry Redknapp says it is no more than his side deserve, but something has got to give as the race for fourth spot enters the penultimate game. Spurs travel to Eastlands on Wednesday evening aiming to strengthen their stranglehold on the final Champions League place, but a win for City would see them leapfrog their rivals with one left to play. The bookies list the Citizens as clear favourites for this must-win clash, they can be found at even money, Spurs are best priced 14/5 and the draw pays out at 5/2 with Paddy Power.
Not many would have had ‘Arry’s men down to finish fourth before a ball was kicked this season, but now the North London club are just 180 minutes away from securing a place in next years Champions League. If they were to finish fourth it would mark Tottenham’s best ever finish in the Premier League, and they could yet pip their bitter rivals Arsenal into third. Quite a turnaround considering Redknapp took over the club in the relegation zone only 18 months ago. Spurs are on a decent run of form, they have won eight of their last 10 league games, scoring in each of those 10.
Manchester City are the only team who can prevent Tottenham finishing fourth after eliminating Aston Villa from the race last time out. Mancini’s men ran out comfortable 3-1 winners against the Villains last time out and will be looking for consecutive home wins come Wednesday evening. City have lost just once in the last six and home advantage might just give them the edge in this one. However, City fans look away now because their record against Tottenham is a poor one. Spurs have won 11 out of the last 12 meetings between the pair in all competitions, their last win coming in March 2008 in a 2-1 victory. In the reverse fixture at White Hart Lane in mid December, Spurs comprehensively beat their Manchester counterparts 3-0 but with so much riding on this one, are we in for a much tighter affair?
Carlos Tevez is preparing to bring up a century of appearances in the Premier League against Spurs and the Argentine needs just one more goal to bring up a half century of strikes. He looks a good bet at 4/1 alongside Emmanuel Adebayor to open the scoring and hit his landmark goal, Jermain Defoe is next best at 11/2 to put the visitors ahead.
If City fail to win this one, could it spell the end for Roberto Mancini. Although the Italian is adamant his future is not dependant on tomorrow night’s result, it’s up to his team to claim the prize of Champions League football. Only one point separates City and Spurs at present, but who will buckle under the end of season pressure?
Spurs have won 17 games in which they have lead at half time so get on Tottenham to win the first half and draw the second, this half time full bet pays out at a profitable 14/1 with Bet365. Visit Bet 365
By Mikey Mumford
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