At least someone enjoyed the international break, as news broke this week that Pep Guardiola had signed a new two year deal at Manchester City.
His side travel to Tottenham on Saturday for one of the weekend’s marquee matchups, with Jose Mourinho and his formidable Spurs attack lying in wait.
Our Top Odds Pick – Manchester City to Win – 17/20 at Unibet
City are heavily favoured in this game, which may seem strange when you consider that they are currently 10th in the table, while Spurs sit second.
However, Pep Guardiola’s men are unbeaten in nine since losing heavily to Leicester in September, including a draw with Liverpool last time out which could easily have been a win, had Kevin de Bruyne not missed a penalty.
Spurs have lost just two games this season, but they have looked laboured recently in narrow victories over West Brom, Brighton and Burnley, and with an in-form City side presenting a whole different threat, we can see an away win here.
Our Extra Pick – Ferran Torres to Score – 12/5 at 888sport
Ferran Torres has now scored eight goals for club and country this season, including a hat-trick against Germany in a 6-0 demolition this week, which may have led to a slightly awkward reunion with Ilkay Gundogan when they both returned to training!
However, he has yet to register in the Premier League, but we’re taking that as a sign of City’s struggles rather than his own, and with Pep’s men returning to form, he is set to be the primary beneficiary.
Torres’ midweek heroics will not have gone unnoticed at the Etihad, and you can expect City to try and involve him as much as possible against Spurs, and we reckon today is the day for him to open his Premier League account.
Our Long Shot – Over 4.5 Goals – 7/2 at Paddy Power
Two things we’ve seen a lot of this season are controversial VAR decisions and goals, and we’re expecting more of both in North London!
An average of three goals a game have been scored in 78 Premier League matches this season, and amazingly, 34 games have seen at least one of the teams score three or more goals.
Both of these sides are no stranger to high-scoring games either, with three of Spurs’ eight matches containing more than six goals and City averaging almost three goals a game.
Please note that all odds are correct at time of article publication, but may change.