In our weekly series, two of our writers debate the best bet for an upcoming match.

This week, Tottenham v Manchester City is the game in focus.

Adam Drury fancies the hosts to win with Harry Kane getting on the scoresheet, while Jack Green puts forward his case for City to win, helped by a Raheem Sterling goal.

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Harry Kane to score and Tottenham to win

There is a stark contrast in the record of these England forwards in matches against other Big Six teams.

Raheem Sterling has only scored twice in away matches against the rest of the Premier League elite in his Manchester City career.

Admittedly, one of those goals was on the opening weekend of the season at Arsenal, but that was against a side whose xG against is the worst of any Premier League team at home this season (Understat).

That Sterling has since gone on to only score against Newcastle, Fulham and Brighton suggests that he may be in for a significantly more frustrating evening at Tottenham.

Conversely, Kane has scored five goals in Premier League home matches against the Big Six since the summer of 2015 (the summer of Sterling’s move to City), as well as netting in defeat to Barcelona at the start of this month.

The England captain has scored in five of his last seven Tottenham home matches, and ranks fourth for xG of every Premier League player so far in this campaign.

Given that City have not convinced on the road so far this season – only winning comfortably in a 5-0 win at Cardiff, and dropping points at Wolves and Liverpool – Spurs are capable of winning this fixture for the third time in four seasons.

If they do, Kane will surely be involved.

Raheem Sterling and Manchester City to win

Tottenham have lost their last two meetings with Big Six sides at home – including a 3-1 defeat to City at the end of last season – so it’s fair to say that the champions are deserved favourites this weekend.

Pep Guardiola’s side won the two games between these sides by an aggregate score of 7-2 last term, and they come into Monday night’s game in great form on the back of 5-0 and 3-0 wins.

That Spurs threw away a 2-1 lead to draw with PSV in midweek following narrow wins over both Cardiff and West Ham hardly suggests they are about to inflict the champions’ first league defeat of the season.

And while it’s true that Sterling has scored just twice for City on the road against the Big Six, one of those strikes came in that trip to Wembley in April.

In fact, the 23-year-old notched three goals across the two meetings with Spurs last season, while Harry Kane fired blanks on both occasions.

Sterling’s scored in four of the seven Premier League matches he’s started this season, so he’s the England forward to back on Monday night.

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