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Manchester City v Tottenham Hotspur: Back Silva to break the deadlock in Eastlands

15:05 GMT 15/12/2017
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With Aguero and Jesus not in top form, Al Hain-Cole is backing a Spaniard to come up with the goods once again versus Pochettino's team at the Etihad

Tottenham Hotspur will need to put on a defensive masterclass if they are to stop Manchester City from scoring at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday.

The runaway Premier League leaders are averaging over three goals a game as they sit 11 points clear at the top of the table, a tally that has helped propel them to a record-breaking 15-match winning streak.

Leading the scoring charts with 10 goals from 12 league appearances, Sergio Aguero is dabblebet’s 11/4 (3.75) favourite to open the scoring against Spurs, and 8/13 (1.57) to score anytime. Meanwhile, Gabriel Jesus is on offer at 4/6 (1.67) after scoring eight goals in 15 appearances himself.

However, that duo have actually seen their prolific form dwindle slightly in recent weeks, having scored seven times between them in the last 10 games compared to the 16 they struck in the opening 13.

That has made little impact on the Citizens’ results, however, thanks to the form of others such as Raheem Sterling and David Silva.

With 13 goals to his name already in all competitions, Sterling could be a decent bet at 7/5 (2.40) on Saturday, although David Silva surely offers the strongest value at 23/10 (3.30) after hitting the net four times in his last three games.

Meanwhile, Mauricio Pochettino may be hoping to see some of his own supporting cast come to the fore considering Pep Guardiola’s previous accusations of his side being a ‘Harry Kane Team.’

Nevertheless, with seven goals to his name in seven away matches this campaign and 33 in 33 league game this calendar year, the England international is rightfully the 5/1 (6.00) favourite to break the deadlock for the guests, or 5/4 (2.25) to score anytime.

On target in each of the last four matches, Heung-Min Son does represent a tempting 11/5 (3.20) anytime bet, while Dele Alli is also a genuine threat at 12/5 (3.40) after scoring in both games between the teams last season.

Finally, Christian Eriksen can be backed at 7/2 (4.50) to breach the City defence for a third time in his career, having scored five goals so far this campaign.

Silva to score anytime for a 1pt stake at 23/10 (3.30) with dabblebet