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Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester City – Off The Post

Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City return after the international break with a clash in north London on Saturday night.

After a strong start to the season, Jose Mourinho’s Spurs team will move to the top of the Premier League table if they avoid losing. League leaders Leicester City travel to champions Liverpool on Sunday evening.

City is currently in the middle of the table after a disappointing start to the season.

Tottenham team news

Spurs welcome striker Steven Bergwijn, who has recovered from a hamstring injury that forced him to miss the West Bromwich Albion game before the international break.

Erik Lamela is still recovering from the injury that excluded him from the Baggies game and is expected to be sidelined.

Midfielder Harry Winks sustains a minor injury while playing for England and is another doubt.

Right-back Matt Doherty is self-isolating after testing positive for coronavirus while absent in the Republic of Ireland.

News on the Man City team

City strikers Sergio Ag├╝ero and Raheem Sterling are both back in training before returning to action this weekend.

It remains to be seen whether they are fit enough to compete as Aguero has been on sideline since October and Sterling succumbed to an injury while on duty in England.

Defender Nathan Ake and midfielder Fernandinho are both out. Ake ran into a problem during international break while Brazilian veteran Fernandinho has gastroenteritis.

Tottenham shape

The Spurs have only lost one league game this season. They have won their last three Premier League games and are unbeaten in their last seven league games.

These results put them in second place in the table, just one point behind leaders Leicester.

Man city shape

City suffered one defeat and three draws in the first seven games of the season. Even though they’re currently in 10th place, they’d win their game in hand to put them within two points of Spurs.

Betting between Tottenham and Man City

The bookmakers don’t give Spurs a great chance to beat City on Saturday. Despite their recent good form and City’s troubles, they are just one of two home teams given odds of more than 3/1 to win the Premier League this weekend.

City is the favorite on all three points. You can get odds of around 8/11 for Pep Guardiola’s side who start their season with a win at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

The draw is offered at odds similar to a Spurs win in the range of 3/1.

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