Spurs v Man City - Sunday 14:15, Sky Sports 1
Spurs and Man City remain the only unbeaten teams in the Premier League, but whilst there is fervent expectation on Guardiola to deliver and much attention on his side’s performances, Spurs have quietly crept into some decent form of their own. Heung-min Son has stepped up to the plate in the absence of Harry Kane with five goals in as many appearances and the defence remains as sturdy as last year, conceding only three in the league so far.
Man City’s winning streak came to an end in midweek against Celtic in a 3-3 thriller that will give Spurs some encouragement in terms of getting goals. Indeed, Man City have conceded in each of their five away matches under Guardiola, and there is a lingering suspicion that an obstinate insistence on playing the ball out from the back could cost them points on occasion. At the other end of the pitch the goals have flowed, with the Citizens having scored 33 across all competitions in total and amazingly they have scored during the first 15 minutes in eight of their 11 matches.
Everything points to a game full of action, with at least three goals in nine of the last 10 meetings between these two sides and at least four goals in seven. Spurs did the double over City last year, winning 4-1 at White Hart Lane, but Man City have won seven of these last 10 encounters. However, de Bruyne’s absence puts us off the Citizens at the prices so instead we’re backing Over 3.5 goals at 3.0.