We present your one-stop shop for the best betting markets available for Manchester City vs Tottenham and other matches of matchday 22 of the Premier League.
Manchester City would be gunning for revenge and Pep Guardiola would be hoping to reaffirm his side’s title credentials as they face a Tottenham side who seem to be in perhaps their best vein of form in recent times. United will travel to Stoke with the prospect of leapfrogging their neighbours with a win at the Bet365 stadium.
Liverpool face a Swansea side who haven’t started off on a positive note with a drubbing at the hands of Arsenal while the Gunners themselves face a tricky challenge as they host a Burnley side who look comfortable and unfazed by the Premier League.
Hull City have started well under their new manager but their real test comes early as they face league-leaders Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
The Hard Tackle takes a look at the potentially profitable markets available in the top matches:
(Note that the odds mentioned here have been extracted from Bet365.com as presented on smartbets.com)
(Note that all stakes are taken as 1 unit)
Favourable Bets for Game-week 21: 4/16
The Hard Tackle aggregate: 119/243
Underdogs Result: We got none right.
Stoke City FC vs Manchester United FC
Mark Hughes welcomes Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United on the back of a thumping 3-1 win at the Stadium Of Light. The Red Devils somehow came back from a 1-0 deficit to snatch a point against Liverpool towards the end and Mourinho would be eyeing a return to their winning form.
The first fixture at Old Trafford earlier in the season was a heavily one-sided affair that ended in a 1-1 draw, with a barrage of Manchester United chances only to be foiled by the in-form Lee Grant. It would be interesting to see how this one pans out.
The two teams combined to produce around 11 corners a game so the Over 9.5 market is a bit under in our opinion. United have averaged more than 2 cards per game and received 3 cards in their previous meeting of the current season.
1. Over 9.5 Total Corners @ 1.66
2. Over 1.5 Manchester United cards @ 1.57
3. Both Teams to Score – YES @ 1.95
1. Over 2.5 Manchester United goals @ 3.40
Liverpool FC vs Swansea City FC
This is a really easy one to predict but a real tough one in terms of betting markets. Swansea could just respond in terrific fashion to the Arsenal drubbing or they could completely shut themselves down. But, looking at their performance against Arsenal, the former one looks more viable.
Paul Clement has them playing a bit like the Swansea of old and with Liverpool’s roster issues, this fixture could just be the perfect one to kickstart the Swans’ battle for survival. The underdog bet favouring Swansea is just a pure intuition based on their style of play against Arsenal.
1. Swansea Asian Handicap + 2.0 @ 1.90
2. Liverpool Clean Sheet – NO @ 1.83
1. Full Time Result – Swansea or Draw @ 4.50
Arsenal FC vs Burnley FC
Burnley are dreadful away from Turf Moor and are bottom of the Premier League away table. Arsenal eked out a 1-0 win at Turf Moor earlier in the season thanks to an injury time Koscielny stunner and all roads do point towards another Gunners victory.
But, Burnley have lost by more than a 2 goal margin against Arsenal only once in last six meetings. However, they have lost by a margin of more than 2 goals only thrice this season, all three of them away, so this fixture is really too hard to call but we will still go with a Burnley Asian Handicap.
1. Burnley Asian Handicap + 2.0 @ 1.950
2. Burnley Asian Handicap Corners +5 @ 1.850
1. Laurent Koscielny to score anytime @ 7.00
Chelsea FC vs Hull City FC
We just cannot call this one in terms of bets except the fact that it could be set to have a barrage of goals, be it one-sided or otherwise.
1. Under 11.5 Total Corners @ 1.83
2. Over 2.5 Match Goals @ 1.53
1. N’Golo Kante to score anytime @ 5.50
Manchester City FC vs Tottenham Hotspur FC
Manchester City and Tottenham are set to lock horns in a much-anticipated matchup at the Etihad. Pochettino was the one to hand Guardiola his first defeat as City manager and the Argentine could just be about to inflict another one as Tottenham travel to the Etihad.
This defeat, though, could haunt Guardiola more as it could just end their title chances abruptly after a scintillating start to the season. The odds of a Tottenham win are just outrageously overpriced, which means a punt on Spurs win.
1. Full Time Result – Draw or Tottenham @ 1.72
2. Tottenham Asian Handicap Corners +1 @ 1.950
3. Over 1.5 Manchester City Cards @ 1.61
1. Tottenham to win @ 3.60
Bournemouth are a different beast at home and are favourites to beat Watford with West Brom primed to do the same against Sunderland.
1. AFC Bournemouth vs Watford FC – AFC Bournemouth to win @ 1.83
2. West Bromwich Albion FC vs Sunderland Athletic FC – West Bromwich Albion FC to win @ 1.66
3. Middlesbrough FC vs West Ham United FC – Draw or West Ham United @ 1.55
1. Southampton FC vs Leicester City FC Full Time Result – Draw @ 3.50