The pick of the midweek fixtures is definitely the clash at White Hart Lane between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City. Spurs sit seven points behind title chasing City but a victory for Tim Sherwood’s men would see them close that gap to just four and be hot on the heels of the Premier League leaders. Since the arrival of Tim Sherwood as manager, Tottenham have been in terrific form in the league and should come into this game full of confidence. The same can be said of City, who have been scoring for fun, especially at the Etihad Stadium.
Looking at the soccer odds for this match, the bookies make Manchester City favourites at around the even money mark, Tottenham are generally an 11/4 chance as is the draw. Spurs haven’t been quite the same side at home in recent times. White Hart Lane has always been a fortress but there were some disappointing results at home this season, with defeats against West Ham, Newcastle and Liverpool sealing the end of Andre Villas-Boas’ tenure. Under the guidance of Tim Sherwood, I’m hopefully that results will continue to improve on home soil and it could be that Manchester City are in for a tougher time than the betting odds suggest.
As far as the team news is concerned, Spurs don’t have any fresh injury concerns but City could be without Alvaro Negredo who is suffering from a shoulder injury. Edin Dzeko looks set to deputise in attack alongside Sergio Aguero. Manuel Pellegrini’s side have won just once in their last ten trips to Tottenham and this is certainly a very positive stat for the home side. Spurs come into the game off a decent break having been knocked out the FA Cup at the first hurdle, and should be raring to go this Wednesday night. I fancy us to take at least a point here, and I would not be at all surprised if there are plenty of goals. I’ll go for a 3-3 thriller!
Spurs be lucky to score more than once, City by 2
“The pick of the midweek fixtures is definitely the clash at White Hart Lane between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City.”
Haven’t you heard of the Merseyside derby? I’m a City fan and even I would have to say that that would be the pick of the week match, unless of course you are a Spurs or City fan.
John chaplar says
As a city fan,l think city wil bring home the three points despite winning just once in the last ten meetings,they all need to play like wat they did at Newcastle,they defended very wel,and managed 2 goals and that was a splendid perfomance.Bt lm wondering why Pellegrin is not going fast in bringing a holding midfielder to help ease pressure on Yaya and Fenadinho,Gacia and Rodwel are not copying with the position.
I’d be happy with a draw – but suspect we might actually sneak a lucky win.
Goals from Ade and a sub, Gylfi perhaps.
Great write up guys, i think most people including ourselves expect to see goals this evening, both teams play football the right way, should lead to an entertaining game.