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Manchester City vs Tottenham Hotspur Betting Tips: Sterling to star once again for Guardiola's men

12:31 BST 16/08/2019
Raheem Sterling, Man City
Having started the season in prolific form, Al Hain-Cole is backing the England international to lead the way for the Citizens against Spurs

With Raheem Sterling in prolific form at the start of the new season, Sergio Aguero faces a major battle to regain his place in the Manchester City starting line-up.

Having followed up his Community Shield goal against Liverpool with a hat-trick in the Premier League opener versus West Ham, Sterling goes into Saturday's clash with Tottenham as the Citizens' main danger man.

Indeed, the England international looks like the best first goalscorer bet at 17/5 (4.40) with 888Sport, and is surely worth backing at 9/10 (1.90) anytime considering he has scored five times in his last six appearances against Spurs.

In contrast, Aguero doesn't seem like great value at 4/5 (1.80) anytime odds, despite his excellent record of 11 goals in 16 appearances against Mauricio Pochettino's team.

The Argentina international is also behind Gabriel Jesus in the pecking order at the start of this campaign, with the 22-year-old available at 19/20 (1.95) to follow up his opening day goal by getting on target once again.

There is no question who Tottenham will look to for cutting edge, however, with Harry Kane proving the main man once again with two late goals in last weekend's comeback victory over Aston Villa.

With 14 goals to his name in the last 19 league games, the England captain is their 8/1 (9.00) favourite to break the deadlock at the home of the champions, and priced at 49/20 (2.95) to strike anytime.

Kane is particularly vital considering the suspension of Son Heung-min, who played a starring role in last season’s Champions League victory over Manchester City.

Without him, Lucas Moura will need to rediscover the pre-season form that saw him strike in three of the five friendlies, with odds of 17/4 (5.25) available on him finding the net.

Having hit five goals in 15 previous encounters with this opposition, Christian Eriksen is priced at 13/2 (7.50) to come up with the goods once again at the Etihad Stadium.

Sterling to score anytime at 910 (1.90) for a 1.5pt stake with 888Sport