Undefeated Manchester City Takes on TottenhamPublished October 2, 2016 by Florin P
Leading Manchester City takes on ambitious runners-up (2:15 p.m UK Time).
Manchester City won all six games this season and is comfortably leading the Premier League. They are fighting a war on two fronts but this doesn’t seem to have a negative impact on their performance. They were able to win the Champions League opener and suffered no further injuries. Now that they have put some distance between them and Manchester United, they need to deal with the runners-up.
Aguero Fires on All Cylinders
The Argentinean striker served two games of suspension before returning to the starting formation. He is scoring goals every single match and will be the main threat for Tottenham on Sunday. Well rested and fit enough to play for 90 minutes, Aguero is going to be joined up front by Sterling. Nolito will be watching them match from the stands after picking up a red card, so Manchester City will use two strikers.
Defensively, they have their best players fit to play, but the backline is missing Kompany who is mending an injury. His experience makes him impossible to replace and this is something that Tottenham will try to exploit. Manchester City has scored an average of three goals per match recently, but they find it increasingly difficult to keep clean sheets.
Kane Doubtful Ahead of Sunday Derby
Henry Kane is usually the player that Tottenham fans are counting on for scoring goals both at home and on the road. He didn’t play over the weekend and his fitness remains a major reason for concern ahead of the Manchester City fixture. The most likely scenario is for him to enter as a substitute in the second half, if the hosts find themselves trailing the visitors.
Tottenham is credited with the second chance despite having home pitch advantage and being undefeated in the Premier League so far. Even without Kane on the pitch, they should be able to hold their ground and salvage at least one point. Bet365 makes it worthwhile to take the double chance wager at odds of 7/10.