Opta Big Match Stats: Tottenham tormentor to sparkle in Man City win

Tottenham v Manchester City
Sunday, 16:00
Live on Sky Sports 1

Match Odds: Tottenham [3.8], Manchester City [2.08], The Draw [3.8]

Spurs have taken fewer points than any other team in head-to-heads between the top six (eight)

Man City have not been in the greatest nick heading into this encounter, but should be able pull rank on the Lilywhites, if the hosts’ record against sides above them is a fair guide.

The champions are joint top-scorers in the top-six mini league and should enjoy themselves against its leakiest rearguard – Tottenham have shipped 21 times in nine games against the current top five.

Mauricio Pochettino’s troops aren’t carrying much momentum either, having prevailed twice in their last six outings against opponents from all regions of the table, giving City a superb chance of a third successive win.

Recommended Bet: Back Man City to win @ [2.08]

Manuel Pellegrini has seen his side score 15 goals in their last three Premier League games against Spurs and at least four in each match

Tottenham’s recent results against the Citizens are the stuff of nightmares, losing 6-0, 5-1 and 4-1 since the beginning of last term. Sure, the scorelines are improving by a concession per meeting, but even the continuance of that trend would ensure another serving of over 2.5 goals.

There could be no better stage than White Hart Lane for another goal-fest – eight of Spurs’ nine home games against Premier League clubs this year saw three or more scored. City’s last two road games, 2-1 and 4-2 defeats to Crystal Palace and Man United respectively, followed suit.

Recommended Bet: Back over 2.5 goals @ [1.64]

Sergio Aguero has netted nine goals in six Premier League appearances against Spurs

The Argentine likes nothing more than sinking his teeth into the Lilywhites, who have afforded him more goals than any other opponent in his career. He required twice as many matches to assemble his second-best total against Espanyol too and is in decent scoring form for his latest visit to north London. Aguero has netted four times in his last three outings, hitting a brace on the Citizens’ most recent away day at Old Trafford.

Recommended Bet: Back Aguero to score @ [2.02]