But they’ve become a beatable one which makes Spurs look a solid bet this weekend hosting the champions-elect.
Tottenham are on a strong run of form and are unbeaten in the their last 14 Premier League games.
City meanwhile have lost their last three and shipped eight goals.
Now Pep Guardiola’s men have got the talent to make those statistics look silly if everything clicks this weekend.
But 7/4 at home on a side as strong as Spurs looks too tempting to resist.
Tottenham will use the Liverpool template of a pressing game to rattle the visitors then look for Alli, Eriksen and Kane to get at that fragile defence.
In the words of Lance Corporal Jones “they don’t like it up ’em” and Spurs look set to keep that title tantalisingly out of reach for another week.
Of course most punters this weekend will be turning their attention to the Grand National.
Once-a-year bookie visitors will be shocked to see their friendly neighbourhood turf accountant is now full of roulette machines drinking in the dough of the desperate.
You’ve got more chance of picking the winner at Aintree than beating the machines so walk straight past the neon menaces and head confidently for the counter waving your Betting Spy inspired slip.
Blaklion went a bit early last year and faded to fourth but put in a very strong performance over the National fences in December and looks to have a great chance at 12/1
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Running total of all bets to a £10 stake for 2017/18 season: £+160.00