Tottenham v Manchester City tips  – Spurs can keep things tight

Manchester City were champions-elect a week ago, although Manuel Pellegrini’s side have been stopped in their tracks by Juventus and West Ham.

Nobody could have predicted two home defeats last week, although that Hammers defeat opens up the title race and City are not bankers to win at White Hart Lane on Saturday.

Paddy Power go 19/20 and there might even be a bookie going even money ahead of kick-off, with Spurs as big as 16/5 to claim another victory at White Hart Lane.

Tottenham beat Crystal Palace last Sunday and their young team could yet have a prosperous season, with Son Heung-min looking like a tasty acquisition, while Harry Kane should eventually start firing.

More pertinently, the Spurs defence is looking pretty strong, with Jan Vertonghen restored to his central defensive position and striking up a pretty good understanding with Toby Alderweireld.

Dele Alli looks the part in central midfield and the visitors are stuttering a little, especially with Sergio Aguero stuck on one goal for the season.

Whisper it quietly, but a Tottenham win to nil at 15/2 with Coral looks an attractive bet. Manchester City might struggle to penetrate this miserly defence which has kept recent shut-outs against Everton, Sunderland and Palace.

Mauricio Pochettino was of course hired after sterling work at Southampton and perhaps he has finally built a team that can perform a major assault on the Champions League spots.