Game Time: 12:30 pm ET, Saturday, February 19, 2022
Venue: Etihad Stadium, Manchester, England
Where to Watch: NBC
Opening Odds at USA Sportsbooks
Bet365: Moneyline: Tottenham +900, Draw +500, Manchester City -350; Over/Under: 3 goals
Tottenham: 11-3-8 (8th place, Premier League)
Manchester City: 20-3-2 (1st place, Premier League)
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Tottenham vs Manchester City Preview and Analysis
Manchester City: WWWWD
Tottenham is coming into this match playing in very poor form recently. They have lost 3 of their last 4 matches and 4 of their last 6 with only 2 wins in that span. When playing away from home, they have lost 2 of their last 3 matches but those were their only 2 losses in their last 5 matches, collecting 2 wins and 1 draw in that span. They have been trending to the over in their recent matches. They have gone over 2.5 goals in 2 of their last 3 matches and in 3 of their last 5 but they are coming off of a match that went under. When playing away from home, they have gone under 2.5 goals in 4 of their last 5 matches and in 8 of their last 10 matches. They have scored 28 goals and have allowed 29 goals in 22 matches this year, averaging just under 1.5 goals per match for both. When playing away from home, they have scored 10 goals in 10 away matches averaging exactly 1 goal scored per match but have allowed 14 goals in those 10 matches allowing over 1 goal per match.
Manchester City Analysis
Manchester City is coming into this match playing in very good form in their recent matches. They have won their last 4 straight matches and have won 12 of their last 13 matches with no losses in that span. When playing at home, they have won their last 10 straight matches and they have won 18 of their last 20 matches, with just 1 draw and 1 loss in that span. They have also been trending to the over in their recent matches. They have gone over 2.5 goals in 3 of their last 4 matches and in 5 of their last 8. When playing at home, they have gone over 2.5 goals in 4 of their last 5 matches and in 8 of their last 10. They are currently leading the Premier League with 63 points and are ahead of the 2nd place Liverpool by 9 points. They lead the league in scoring right now with 61 goals in 25 matches this year averaging over 2 goals scored per match and they have only allowed 14 goals in 25 matches averaging close to half a goal per match. When playing at home, they are still the best team in the league with a 10-1-1 record. They have scored 34 goals in 12 home matches averaging close to 3 goals scored per match at home and they have only allowed 6 goals in 12 matches at home averaging 0.5 goals allowed per match.
Tottenham vs Manchester City Prediction
Manchester City is by far the superior team here and they have also been playing in much better form recently. Tottenham has been losing a lot recently and they have struggled to score goals in their away matches this year. They are also dealing with some off the field distractions coming into this match. Their manager Antonio Conte has been making headlines all week as he says the club is not interested in winning and they are constantly bringing in players who are not ready for the big stage and do not mesh well with the strategy he is proposing. He also claims that the club is now denying him from speaking to Italian media and right now this whole club is an absolute mess on and off the pitch. Man City just played in a Champions League match taking a 5-0 lead over Sporting in Portugal so they will be ready to come out in full force in this match, although Pep has not really been the type of manager to rest players anyway. Manchester City are just too powerful for Tottenham and they will not be able to compete here at Etihad. Man City will thrash Tottenham in this match.
Tottenham Manchester City Prediction: Our SOCCER Pick for Saturday, February 19, 2022 (12:30 pm ET start time) is Manchester City 3 Tottenham 0.
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Soccer Betting Trends
Tottenham: Will be posted soon.
Manchester City: Will be posted soon.
Tottenham: Eric Dier (CB) - Thigh Problems. Oliver Skipp (CDM) - Groin Strain. Japhet Tanganga (CB) - Knee Injury.
Manchester City: Benjamin Mendy (LB) - Suspended.
“I am certainly happy with the way we are working. I think we are doing a lot but I am realizing being inside the situation that it will take time and patience because there are many young players even at their first experience in the Premier League who need to grow, gain experience and raise their level.” - Antonio Conte on the players his club has been acquiring recently.
“Our mentality is we push each other every day. Now it’s time to focus on the Premier League and try to play a good game against Tottenham.” - Riyad Mahrez on this upcoming match.
Hugo Lloris, Ben Davies, Eric Dier, Cristian Romero, R. Sessegnon, P. Højbjerg, H. Winks, R. Bentancur, Emerson Royal, Heung-Min Son, Harry Kane.
Ederson, João Cancelo, Aymeric Laporte, Rúben Dias, Kyle Walker, Bernardo Silva, Rodri, Kevin De Bruyne, Raheem Sterling, Phil Foden, Riyad Mahrez.
Goals: Son Heung-Min (9)
Goals: Raheem Sterling (10)
Tottenham: Antonio Conte
Manchester City: Pep Guardiola