class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>Boasting a strong record against this opposition, Al Hain-Cole is backing Nuno to ensure another tricky north London trip for City
Manchester City will begin the defence of their Premier League crown when they travel to north London to take on Tottenham on Sunday.
Pep Guardiola’s men secured their third title in four years last season, taking the trophy back from Liverpool and finishing top by a comfortable 12-point margin.
Tottenham vs Manchester City latest odds
Having recorded a Carabao Cup final victory over this opposition when they last met back in April, Man City are 3/5 (1.60) favourites with bet365 to getting off to a winning start here.
However, Spurs have actually come out on top in each of their last three home games against Pep Guardiola’s side and are available at 9/2 (5.50) to cause an upset by making it four in a row at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
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Just one of the previous 11 meetings between these sides has resulted in a draw, but there are odds of 16/5 (4.20) available on this one finishing all square.
TV channel, live stream & how to watch
Sky Sports Main Event Sky Go
The game is being shown live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League in the United Kingdom (UK). Sky Go will be streaming the game live online.
Tottenham vs Manchester City team news
Harry Kane is a doubt as speculation over his future continues, while new signings Cristian Romero and Bryan Gil are both unlikely to feature due to injury and match fitness respectively.
Kevin De Bruyne and Phil Foden are both ruled out with injuries they picked up on international duty at Euro 2020 and Aymeric Laporte is not available after entering Covid-19 isolation.
Tottenham vs Manchester City preview
While Nuno Espirito Santo could on paper hardly have asked for a more difficult first game in charge, the Portuguese manager will probably be feeling quietly confident of securing a result.
The former Wolves boss lost just three of his seven meetings against this opposition during his time at Molineux, and oversaw a memorable league double during the 2019-20 campaign.
Having slumped to a 1-0 Community Shield defeat against Leicester last weekend with an admittedly weakened line-up, a City side missing some key players are not in the best shape to improve on their poor record in this part of north London.
Tottenham vs Manchester City tips & predictions
With Kane potentially missing in action too, odds of 10/11 (1.91) look like decent value on a tight match producing under 2.5 goals for the fourth meeting in five between Tottenham and Manchester City.
All odds correct at time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.