Manchester City v Tottenham Betting: Top-heavy approach to pay off in goals

Despite their lavish defensive spending, Al Hain-Cole expects plenty of goals when Pep Guardiola's men face Spurs in the International Champions Cup

Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur will round off their International Champions Cup campaigns by coming face-to-face at the Nissan Stadium in Nashville on Saturday.

Having lost to Manchester United before thrashing Real Madrid 4-1 in their first two ICC games, Pep Guardiola’s men are even odds (2.00) favourites with bet365 end their American tour with victory over their Premier League rivals.

Meanwhile, Spurs saw off PSG in their opener before being beaten by Roma last time out, but are on offer at 21/10 (3.10) to bounce back with a morale-boosting win in Tennessee.

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The sides played out a 2-2 draw when they last met in January’s league clash, and you can get odds of 12/5 (3.40) on them taking this one to a penalty shootout after another deadlocked 90 minutes.

While they may have spent over £150 million on defenders this summer - including Kyle Walker for £45 million from this opposition  - it was the Citizens’ attacking play that really caught the eye against Madrid.

With Kevin de Bruyne pulling the strings, Guardiola’s men proved far too hot to handle for a Spanish backline that featured four of the five players who started the Champions League final victory over Juventus.

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It is difficult to see any defence coping with City when they are in that form, particularly one that has looked less than robust so far this summer.

Having gone behind within six minutes against PSG before running out 4-2 winners, Mauricio Pochettino’s side scored two late goals to come back from 2-0 down versus Roma, only to concede in the 92nd minute and finish up empty-handed.

With a total of 11 goals scored over their two ICC games so far, odds of 6/5 (3.20) seem generous on Tottenham’s final match featuring at least four when they take on their free-flowing opponents.

Over 3.5 goals at 6/5 (2.20) for a 1.5pt stake with bet365

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