Week 7 EPL: Spurs vs. Man City
The match of the EPL week 7 has to be Spurs Vs Man City. It is second verse first, it is the only two clubs who have gone the season unbeaten so far. It may only be early in the season still but this result could have a huge impact on who eventually wins the Premiership. The best betting websites cannot make their minds up as to who the favorite is. With Tottenham Hotspur playing at home it gives them the slight advantage although The Blues are in better form than their hosts.
It is Spurs best start to a season in over 50 years and they are playing extremely well as a team. They may have been beaten in their first match in the Champions League against Monaco, but in the league, they have won four and drawn two. They have a lot stronger squad than they did last year and have made great additions over the summer in an area where they were bone dry. They have been very lucky as last year they did not have a backup to Harry Kane and he somehow managed to go the whole season without injury. Their leading goal scorer is out though this season for up to the next two months but during the summer they bought Vincent Janssen. The striker has fitted in well and although does not look as dangerous as Kane, he will run his heart out for the team which is something the manager demands. It is going to take him a season to find his feet but he now has the perfect time to show if he is up to the task in hand or not.
Mauricio Pochettino finally got his man over the summer and Victor Wanyama joined from Southampton. He has added even more steel to the midfield and Spurs now have cover for Eric Dier. Son is on fire at the moment netting four goals already this campaign. He was nearly sold during the summer but has proved his worth and he will need to keep up his form to cover for Kane while he is out. It is the strongest Tottenham squad ever assembled and they have all the tools to go all the way this season. The best betting websites had them as the fifth favorite to win the league at the start of the campaign and are looking like a great bet to put on to go onto win their first title in over 50 years.
Things could not have gone any better for new manager Pep Guardiola. They have won every game in the league and he got one over arch rival Jose Mourinho. He has put his stamp on the team and shown his authority by banishing Yaya Toure and loaning out England Goalkeeper Joe Hart. Sterling looks like a completely different player this year around and the credit has to go to the manager. Apparently, in training sessions with the winger, he has placed dots on the pitch of where the player needs to be during certain plays. The players’ new understanding of the game has led to a lot of praise and hopefully he can continue to improve through the season.
If City can keep this form up until the New Year, the title should be virtually assured. It is a long hard season in English football so it will be interesting to see how new manager Pep Guardiola deals with it. Their main test will come when they lose their first match in the league. A sign of true champions is ones that can bounce back immediately the next game.
The match could easily go either way so the most predictable outcome will probably be a draw. Both teams will not want to lose their unbeaten records and will be set up compactly. With Spurs been at home and their ground been one of the smallest in the league, their high-pressure game works well. I think that they will manage to sneak the win to completely open the race for the Premier League title.