Man City maintained a perfect 100% record in the Premier League until this weekend when they came across Mauricio Pochettino’s men at White Hart Lane – bet on Tottenham with Bet365!
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Despite suffering their first loss in the English top flight this season, the Sky Blues are still top of the table with 18 points, while Spurs – with their 2-0 victory over the former – are just one point behind the leaders, which sees them occupy an impressive second position. Pochettino will be looking to continue the good momentum which could see them become serious contenders for the Premier League title.
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“The performance was nearly perfect. To play a great team like Manchester City, you need to do a fantastic job,” said the Tottenham boss, after their 2-0 win over the Sky Blues. “For that, I’m very proud of your players’ work. Today, collectively, we worked very hard – all the players were fantastic. It was a real exciting game. Both teams played in an exciting way. We share a similar philosophy.”
Tottenham may not have marquee players in every position, but they certainly have the best defence in the Premier League at the moment, conceding merely 3 goals in 7 rounds so far. Everton are the second best side in term of letting in goals with 5, although they sit in 5th position on the table with 14 points.
With their great form and their latest victory over Premier League favourites, the question arises whether Tottenham can challenge for the title. It wouldn’t be impossible, considering that Leicester City – a team with a much smaller budget than theirs – managed to lift the title last season.
Spurs have opted against buying star players that would only serve a few positions, but have instead invested wisely in critical areas that need strengthening. Midfielders Moussa Sissoko (£29.75m) and Victor Wanyama (£12.24m) joined from Newcastle and Southampton respectively, while Dutch centre forward Vincent Janssen (£18.79m) was brought in from AZ Alkmaar. And lastly, young winger Georges-Kevin N’Koudou (£9.35m) was signed from Marseille, according to Transfermarkt.
As expected, Pep Guardiola’s men are also still favourites for the title 1.90 (10/11), while Liverpool are second in line with odds of 5.00 (4/1). Tottenham are tied as third favourites 8.00 (7/1) with their fierce rivals Arsenal, while Man United and Chelsea are also tied with unlikely odds of 17.00 (16/1) for the Premier League crown
The Premier League will next continue on October 15 – after a short international break – which will see Man City 1.44 (4/9) face Everton 6.50 (11/2) at the Etihad, while Tottenham 1.70 (7/10) will face a test on the road against West West Brom 4.75 (15/4).