England: Premier League
Match start: 18:30 (GMT+1)
For 3.5 months since the 26th of August the football fans are asking themselves the most actual question of the current English season. That was the day when the 15 matches winning streak of the team of Josep Guardiola had begun with the victory over Bournemouth. Practically all other favorites of EPL had tried to stop the Citizens but they all failed: Liverpool (5:0), Chelsea (1:0), Arsenal (3:1) and MU (2:1).
Man City (the head coach Josep Guardiola)
According to experts and analysts of English football the current core of EPL is based by 6 traditional challengers claiming for Champions League’s berths. Among them 4 top rivals, over which City had managed to win with the total score11:2. Only one rival is left. This is the previous season vice-champion of England Tottenham. Let us remind that the previous meeting of the current rivals at Etihad Stadium had ended with a draw (2:2).
Tottenham (the head coach Mauricio Pochettino)
The recent slump of the Spurs had already gone. During two previous rounds Tottenham had won over Stoke City (5:1) and Brighton (2:0). And after the victory over the Seagulls the team of Mauricio Pochettino returned to TOP 4.
It is obvious that this fact brings some hope that the forthcoming battle of two strong rivals will be interesting. But, to tell the truth, even home defeat won’t probably change anything in the leading position of the team.
Now in favor of the team of Josep Guardiola speaks the factor of home field. And here, according to bookmakers, the citizens of Big Manchester are the bright favorites of the central meeting of the 18th match day.
Man City – 1.53, draw – 4.75, Tottenham – 6.00;
City win - odds 1.61 5Dimes