Hotspur vs Manchester City
Premier League 2019/20
2nd February, 16:30pm BST
New Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London
Spurs vs Manchester City preview
Arguably the most-anticipated game of the Premier League weekend concludes the action on Sunday afternoon when Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City meet at the impressive new stadium in North London.
Manchester City have taken 13 points from a possible 15 as Pep Guardiola’s side look to finish the season on a high and in second place. Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham Hotspur have started the struggle again in recent weeks; their late winner versus Norwich City ended a four-game winless streak, before conceding a late equaliser at Southampton in the FA Cup on Saturday.
The Citizens dominated the meeting at the Etihad Stadium back in August but only came away with a 2-2 draw after Gabriel Jesus had a late goal overturned by VAR.
Tottenham’s form has rapidly declined since and haven’t looked comfortably in defence all season. They come up against a Manchester City attack in rampant form – scoring in every game this season and 11 goals in their four Premier League matches this year.
Goals should be on the cards on Sunday afternoon whilst many are expecting an away victory. Those willing to place a bet on this game may want to consider taking advantage of the Coral Promo Code 2020 to make it a risk free wager.
Spurs vs Manchester City team news
Harry Kane is the big absentee for the hosts in this one as the Spurs superstar isn’t due back until April.
Mousa Sissoko will be missing with a knee injury for the next couple of months too, but Tanguy Ndombele has returned to action.
Ben Davies has been absent for most of the season for Tottenham Hotspur and will continue to be unavailable to Jose Mourinho for this one.
The only confirmed injury for Manchester City before they head to North London is Leroy Sane, but the German has been out all season.
Predicted Spurs Lineup (4-4-2): Hugo Lloris; Davidson Sanchez, Toby Alderweireld, Jan Vertonghen; Serge Aurier, Tanguy Ndombele, Harry Winks, Ryan Sessegnon; Dele Alli; Son Heung-min; Lucas Moura
Predicted Manchester City Lineup (4-3-3): Ederson; Kyle Walker, Fernandinho, Nicolas Otamendi, Benjamin Mendy; Rodri, Ilkay Gundogan, Kevin De Bruyne; Bernardo Silva, Sergio Aguero, Raheem Sterling
Spurs vs Manchester City Key Stats
6 – Manchester City are unbeaten in their last six Premier League matches versus Tottenham Hotspur (W4, D2).
22 – Kevin De Bruyne has been involved in more goals than any other player this season (7 goals, 15 assists).
65 – Manchester City are the league’s highest scorers heading into the weekend.
Spurs vs Manchester City Prediction
Manchester City are heading into Sunday’s game in fine form, which includes a 4-0 thrashing of Fulham in the FA Cup last weekend.
Meanwhile, Tottenham have won only one of their last five in the league and remain leaky at the back. I am going with the bookmakers on this one and calling an away win.