Back The Draw With Your Soccer Picks In Man City vs. Tottenham Defining Clash

Martin Green

Thursday, February 11, 2016 2:08 PM UTC

Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016 2:08 PM UTC

Sunday could well be the defining day in the title race with the top four all in action against one another. Yet, what will be the sharp soccer pick when Man City & Tottenham meet?

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Free Soccer Pick: Draw +240
Best Line Offered: at Ladbrokes


Sunday could well be the defining day in the title race with the top four all in action against one another. By the time Man City host Tottenham, the result of Arsenal vs. Leicester City will already be in, giving both sets of players a clear idea of what they need to do. Both sides are playing catch-up with Leicester and attempting to hold off a resurgent Arsenal, and they will be giving everything to win this one.

The formbook would point to Tottenham. Spurs have been in absolutely sensational form of late, climbing to second in the table after winning a remarkable seven games on the bounce. Mauricio Pocchetino’s young side grows in stature and confidence every week, and their form will be giving Arsenal fans nightmares. This is usually the point in the season when the team from the white half of north London falls away with a series of disappointing results. Instead, they are the best team in the land on current form. Harry Kane is banging in the goals up front, Dele Alli has been a revelation in midfield and their defense is unquestionably the best in England right now. Pocchetino has instilled an ethos of hard working and hard pressing that is paying dividends.

It completely contrasts what is going on at Man City, who have failed to win back-to-back league games since October in what has been an exceptionally stop-start season. The only reason they are still in the title race – six points behind Leicester – is mainly due to the ineptitude at the likes of Arsenal rather than through playing great themselves. It looks like the lowest points tally in recent memory will be required to win the league this year. They need to start picking up points fast if they are to get back into the race, however, and Tottenham are the toughest opponents going right now.


Betting Analysis & Main Picks
Despite the teams’ recent form, Man City are favorites in the soccer odds boards, best priced at +110 with Coral, because they have home advantage and are just about the better team on paper. That is a good price when William Hill is only offering -110. You can get +275 on a Tottenham win with Betfred and William Hill, while William Hill is also the best sportsbook to go if you are interested in betting on a draw as it offers the best price of +275. A draw looks like an astute soccer pick. Tottenham are a very difficult side to break down. They have done well to grind out draws with Arsenal and Leicester this season and can be expected to put in an equally dogged performance on Sunday. They did thrash Man City 4-1 earlier in the season, but this should be a more even game with City at home and having welcomed Sergio Aguero back up front. An interesting bet is the +162.5 on offer at Sky Bet and Betfred on Tottenham draw no bet. Of the two sides, Tottenham are in better form and if anyone is going to shade this, it is likely to be them.

You can get +700 with BetVictor on a 1-1 draw, and it would be interesting to hedge this with the +1400 Bet365 is offering on a 1-0 win for Tottenham and the +1300 BetVictor is offering on Tottenham to win 2-1.

Aguero is in red-hot form up front for City and leads the first goal scorer betting chart, best priced at +360 BetVictor. The Argentine hit-man has bagged nine goals in his last nine games after returning from a lengthy injury lay-off. He looks like scoring in every game he plays as he sets his sights on overhauling Leicester’s Jamie Vardy as the league’s top scorer. That makes the +110 Bwin is offering on him to score at any time look a great bet, even despite Tottenham’s mean defense. Most bookmakers have him odds-on to score at any time, so Bwin’s is an attractive offer. Also look at Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli in the anytime goal scorer betting, as the England international is also enjoying a fantastic vein of form and is priced at +300 with Bet365 and various others. 

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