Just two tips for us to use here, Saturday was much more ‘fixture heavy’, so here we are taking it easy. Both tips offer great value based on multiple criteria and look sure to bring us a nice profit.
Man City v Spurs (1:30pm)
Absolutely have to side with the home side for this fixture today – no questions asked. Silva is missing, and the game has come slightly too soon for Kompany as they look to continue their impressive home form of 5 straight wins, 20 goals and just 2 conceded. Each home game they have won by 2+ goals, a feat I could see happening again today. Spurs are stuttering, but are yet to reach any sort of crisis point. Their main concern is goals, and this concern will likely grow after this game. Man City will take the game to Spurs and try to keep them pegged back as much as possible. Spurs like to control play and build up from deep – a luxury they are likely to have to live without. They will be forced to play a longer game than they would like and I think this will stifle their play, and their attacking threat. No real injury concerns for the large squad of Spurs, although I think Eriksen could have done a job and caused problems. I genuinely think the battle between Zabaleta v Townsend will only go in favour of the man in blue.
Hamburg v Hannover (2:30pm)
Hannover don’t travel well, they create a lot at home and have much more conviction – on the road they have been like rabbits in headlights. They adapt their game to a way that doesn’t work. Defensively they aren’t the strongest, but away from home they have tried to ‘sure up’ their defence and are far less aggressive going forward. This has been their demise this season and will play perfectly in to the hands of their hosts here. Hamburg have been scoring for fun of late, with 18 in their last 6 games. Hannover haven’t been overly impressive of late, with just 2 points from their last 18 available. Away from home is even worse having played 5 lost 5. Even more incredibly, they’ve failed to score in 4/5 on the road this season.
Hamburg have lost their last two games, but Gladbach and Leverkusen are two very tough fixtures and they won’t be too disheartened by these results. Before these defeats, the beat Nurnberg 5-0 and Friburg 3-0 mixed with draws against Stuttgart and Frankfurt. They can leapfrog the visitors in the table with 3 points today and put some much needed space between themselves and the relegation zone.
Ya Konan is out for Hannover, and Centre back Marcelo is suspended. This could be a high scoring game, but ultimately I expect the hosts to get all three points. Even without van der Vaart who was injured whilst playing for Holland in their 0-0 draw with Columbia. The in form Lasogga will have a chance to shine and add to his 8 goals this season.
Man City v Spurs – Man City -0.75 (1.90 – Pinnacle)
Hamburg v Hannover - Hamburg Win (2.10 -BetVictor)