Stadium: Tottenham Hotspur (London)
Referee: Anthony Taylor
Tottenham and Manchester City will battle in the final match of the first round of the English championship. This will be the debut match for Nuno Espírito Santo at the helm of the London club. How will the Portuguese begin his journey at Spurs?
Tottenham is has been a mystery in the English season. The team is led by Nuno Espírito Santo, from whom it is unclear what to expect because Tottenham is a different level compared to other teams. The Portuguese coach will not only have to rebuild the team but also somehow make it work without Harry Kane, who is being asked to sell to Manchester City. But Daniel Levy is not burning with the desire to strengthen the English football hegemon.
Manchester cit form
Manchester City began the season with a 0-1 loss to Leicester in the FA Super Cup. The only goal was scored by former City player Kelechi Iheanacho. However, this defeat did not lower City's home stats and they are still regarded as the favorites for the upcoming APL match. And this is despite the fact that Harry Kane is still in London.
Injured and Disqualified
Tottenham: Gil, Kane (questionable), Romero (questionable)
Manchester City: Foden, De Bruyne, Ederson, Jesus, Stones, Walker, Sterling, Laporte
Expert betting tips
We believe that Tottenham will play like Wolverhampton - closed, impudent, and on the counterattack. In addition, Manchester City have a lot of absentees, unlike the Spurs. Nuno will be able to use Son Heung-min's strongest features, and as a result, the upcoming meeting will be similar to last year's meeting at Tottenham. Therefore, our first recommendation will be a bet for a total of fewer than 1.5 goals for 1.28.
We also believe that Tottenham will not fail in front of their fans, especially with the crowded stands. Therefore, we recommend betting on the plus handicap of (+1.5) for the home team for 1.44.
And finally, we assume that Son Heung-Min is able to break through the center of the guests' defense, where the brilliant Ruben Dias and Nathan Aké, who brought the penalty in the Super Cup in England, play. We should bet on a goal of the Korean for 4.00.