This weekend's big Premier League clash sees Jose Mourinho's Spurs welcome Pep Guardiola's Manchester City at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Here is our match preview:
🗞 Match preview
The Lilywhites are having a good season under Jose Mourinho, with players like Harry Kane and Son Heung-Min being in great form.
They sit second on the Premier League table, just a point adrift of early leaders Leicester City, who play Liverpool on Sunday.
Manchester City, on the other hand, have had a start to the season that is worth forgetting.
They Cityzen can only 'boast' of winning just three of their opening seven Premier League games which has left them 10th in the standings, already six points behind Leicester, and their most recent fixture was the 1-1 draw with Liverpool just ahead of the international break.
The last time these two sides met in the league, the match ended in a 2-0 win for Tottenham, with Steven Bergwijn and Son Heung-min on target while Oleksandr Zinchenko was sent off midway through the second half.
🥊 Spurs vs Man City Team News
Here is how we think the teams might lineup:
Tottenham Hotspur will be without Matt Doherty, who tested positive for COVID-19 during the international break.
There are also doubts over the fitness of Bergwijn and Tanguy Ndombele.
Doubtful: Steven Bergwijn, Tanguy Ndombele
Unavailable: Matt Doherty
Probable Lineup (4-2-3-1): Lloris; Aurier, Alderweireld, Dier, Reguilon; Sissoko, Hojbjerg; Bale, Ndombele, Son; Kane
🔵 Man City
Fernandinho's injury is expected to keep him out for a bit longer, as is the case with Benjamin Mendy. Nathan Ake, too, picked up a hamstring injury on international duty with the Netherlands, and will miss this game.
In a boost for Guardiola, Sergio Aguero should be available for selection again after recovering from a hamstring problem.
Injured: Fernandinho, Benjamin Mendy, Nathan Ake
Probable Lineup (4-3-3): Ederson; Walker, Dias, Laporte, Cancelo; De Bruyne, Rodri, Foden; Torres, Jesus, Sterling
🔑 Key betting stats
- Tottenham have won both of their meetings with Manchester City at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in all competitions, last winning three home games in a row against them between 2005-2009 (a run of 6).
- Only against Chelsea (26) have Manchester City lost more Premier League games than they have versus Tottenham (24). In fact, City have lost five of their past seven Premier League away matches against other ‘Big Six’ sides, including each of the last three.
- Tottenham have only lost two of their 20 Premier League games against Manchester City when above them in the table (W15 D3), although this is the first such meeting since January 2017 (2-2).
- Manchester City have lost just one of their 12 matches in all competitions this season. But, 12 points is their lowest tally after seven fixtures of a Premier League campaign since 2008/09 under Mark Hughes.
- Harry Kane has been involved in 23 goals in just 14 games in all competitions this season (13 goals, 10 assists), at least eight more than any other Premier League player. The next highest player on the list is Tottenham teammate Son Heung-min (10 goals, 5 assists).
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🔮 Score prediction: Spurs 2-2 Man City
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