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Manchester City vs Tottenham Prediction & Match Preview

 

Manchester City vs Tottenham Prediction & Match Preview

Manchester City vs Tottenham
England – Premier League
Date: Saturday, 13 February 2021
Kick-off at 17:30 UK/ 18:30 CET
Venue: Etihad Stadium.

Manchester City will be looking to build on a thrilling 4-1 win over Liverpool when they take on Spurs at their Etihad Stadium.



The Citizens aim to retain top position in the standings, and a win over Tottenham will see Pep Guardiola’s troops keep their 100% record in 2021. 

Both Kevin de Bruyne and Nathan Ake remain in the recovery room, while Sergio Aguero is rated doubtful following his positive test for coronavirus.

Jose Mourinho’s troops defeated WBA 2-0 on Harry Kane’s return to the starting XI, with the team regaining a much-needed confidence. 

Spurs aim to climb to the Champions League berth as soon as possible, but given Man City’s form in 2021, we believe that punters can find value in betting on the league leaders. 

All Alli, Lo Celso, and Reguilon are likely to miss the game with injuries, but there are no suspended players in the away team.


Manchester City vs Tottenham: Head-to-head (h2h)

Teams Manchester City Tottenham played so far 46 matches.
Manchester City won 17 direct matches. Tottenham won 22 matches. 7 matches ended in a draw. On average in direct matches both teams scored a 2.98 goals per Match.

Manchester City vs Tottenham Prediction

Manchester City in actual season average scored 2.12 goals per match. In 13 (81.25%) matches played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 8 (50.00%) matches in season 2021 played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals.

Tottenham average scored 2.22 goals per match in season 2021. In 15 (75.00%) matches played away was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 13 (65.00%) matches played away team was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals.


Team News:

Man City's victory at Swansea came at a cost as Rodri was forced off with 20 minutes remaining, although Guardiola has remained optimistic over the Spaniard's availability for the weekend.

Fellow defensive midfielder Fernandinho could also be forced to sit this one out due to thigh problems, so Guardiola will be desperate to have one of the two available lest he risk sacrificing Ilkay Gundogan's attacking prowess by forcing him into the number 6 role.

As mentioned, Aguero and De Bruyne are not ready to make their returns to action just yet, and they are joined on the sidelines by Nathan Ake - who has a muscular problem - while Aymeric Laporte could start in defence once again if Ruben Dias does not overcome a fever in time.

Further changes from the win over Swansea should see Ederson, Joao Cancelo, John Stones and Riyad Mahrez all return to the side, while Raheem Sterling may earn the nod over Phil Foden up top after Guardiola was critical of his display as a false nine against Liverpool, although he did score the goal of the night when shifted out wide in the second period.

Tottenham welcome one out-of-favour player in Dele Alli back to the fold from a tendon injury in midweek, but Gareth Bale was nowhere to be seen after suffering from muscular discomfort, and the Welshman's involvement in this game is also uncertain.

Sergio Regulion and Giovani Lo Celso had "no chance" of facing Everton according to Mourinho, so the duo are almost certain to miss out here, and there are also question marks over the involvement of Serge Aurier after he picked up a knock against West Brom.

Mourinho opted to leave Kane and Carlos Vinicius out of the starting lineup against Everton, but the former will be back to lead the line here and link up with Son Heung-min once more, and that prolific partnership will be key to any Tottenham chances of victory this weekend.

Moussa Sissoko and Harry Winks will both look to return to the midfield, but most of the team whose efforts over 120 minutes on Wednesday counted for nought are likely to line up at the Etihad.

Manchester City possible starting lineup:
Ederson; Cancelo, Stones, Laporte, Zinchenko; Rodri, Gundogan, Silva; Mahrez, Sterling, Foden

Tottenham Hotspur possible starting lineup:
Lloris; Doherty, Alderweireld, Rodon, Davies; Hojbjerg, Sissoko; Lucas Moura, Ndombele, Son; Kane.


Match officials

Referee: Paul Tierney. Assistants: Lee Betts, Ian Hussin. Fourth official: Craig Pawson. VAR: Peter Bankes. Assistant VAR: Neil Davies.


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