Opta Stats: Manchester City v Tottenham

Will Sergio Aguero be celebrating when Manchester City face Tottenham?
Will Sergio Aguero be celebrating when Manchester City face Tottenham?

Eighth-placed Manchester City face seventh-placed Tottenham, with both teams harbouring much loftier ambitions. Opta reveals who'll want it most.

"14 of the 18 goals scored in the last four Premier League meetings between these two sides have been netted in the second half."

The odds of the second-half containing more goals than the first is 2.05.

No Barclays Premier League ground has seen more goals scored this season so far than the Etihad Stadium (22). Over 2.5 goals is available at 10/111.88.

The last time that Tottenham failed to score in three successive Barclays Premier League matches was back in January 2009. Spurs are 4/71.58 to score a goal.

Of the 114 different players to have scored at least 40 Premier League goals, only Thierry Henry (122) has a better minutes per goal average than Sergio Aguero (123) in the competition. Aguero is 11/102.1 to score.

Man City have lost seven of the 26 Premier League games that the currently injured Vincent Kompany hasn't started since the start of 2011-12 (27%), compared to just 13% (8 of 61) when he's started. Tottenham are 5/15.8 to win.

No side has seen fewer players score a Premier League goal this season than Tottenham (4). Manchester City are 8/52.6 to keep a clean sheet.

Eden Dzeko has scored more goals against Tottenham Hotspur than any other side in the Premier League (5). Dzeko is 6/42.5 to score. 

Four of these came in a single game; Manchester City's 5-1 defeat of Spurs at White Hart Lane in August 2011. Over 5.5 goals is priced at 14/115.0.

14 of the 18 goals scored in the last four Premier League meetings between these two sides have been netted in the second half. The odds of the second-half containing more goals than the first is 2.05.

Tottenham have won the same number of points away from home this season as they have at White Hart Lane (10), this despite playing one game less away. You can lay Manchester City at 8/111.72.

Spurs have attempted the most shots at goal this season (157 - excluding blocked), but have the worst shot conversion rate (5.7%). City are 5/71.71 to win.

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