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Tottenham vs Manchester City - Match Preview

14 Apr 2018 Ed Mackey ENGLAND: Premier League
ENGLAND: Premier League

Tottenham Hotspur

  • L
  • W
  • W
  • W
  • W

vs

Kick-off
18:45 GMT
14 April 2018

Manchester City

  • W
  • W
  • L
  • L
  • L

Kick-off
18:45 GMT 14 April 2018

A week of fantastic European football has stolen all the headlines but it’s straight back into domestic football this week. Saturday’s evening kick-off in the Premier League looks like a cracker as Manchester City travel to Wembley to face Tottenham on the back of being knocked out of the Champions League against Liverpool.

STATS

  • Spurs have recovered from their slow start to the season and have got their name on the 4th place spot after beating Chelsea 3-1. They’re on a brilliant run at the moment, they haven’t tasted defeat in 14 league matches and have won 11 of those. They survived a bit of a scare in their last match as they beat Stoke 2-1 thanks to Harry Kane’s controversial goal, that possibly wasn’t his.
  • There isn’t anything that needs to be said about Man City that hasn’t already been said as they have romped to the Premier League title which they are a matter of points away from securing. Although, they showed their weakness last week as they let a 2-0 lead against their arch-rivals, Manchester United slip to lose 3-2. A win would’ve won them the league.
  • Harry Kane struggles to stay away from the race for the Golden Boot and after claiming Christian Eriksen’s goal this week, he is just four goals behind Mohamed Salah at the top.
  • Sergio Aguero is four behind Kane which is a brilliant record with the number of injuries he has had to deal with this season. Raheem Sterling is also on a good run in front of goal with 16 league goals.

HEAD TO HEAD

Tottenham will take confidence from their recent record against Man City which is better than most teams’. Of the last five meetings, Spurs have won three and have managed to get all three points in both of their last two home games against City. However, Pep Guardiola’s side did come out on top in the reverse fixture back in December as a Sterling brace led them to a 4-1 victory. There have been over 2.5 goals in four of the last five meetings.

TOTTENHAM NEWS

Saturday’s hosts will be hoping to break into the top three so they can avoid the Champions League play-off that comes with finishing 4th, they can do that with three points. Danny Rose is still struggling to brush off his calf knock while Kyle Walker-Peters and Harry Winks are also injured.

Latest matches: Tottenham Hotspur

07.04.2018 Prem Stoke City Tottenham Hotspur 1:2 W
01.04.2018 Prem Chelsea FC Tottenham Hotspur 1:3 W
17.03.2018 FA C Swansea City Tottenham Hotspur 0:3 W
11.03.2018 Prem Bournemouth AFC Tottenham Hotspur 1:4 W
07.03.2018 UEFA Tottenham Hotspur Juventus Turin 1:2 L

MANCHESTER CITY NEWS

If United lose on Sunday then a win for City will mean they are the 2017/18 Premier League champions. Benjamin Mendy has confirmed his return from injury but might not be risked on Saturday. Aguero is also a major doubt for the clash and John Stones is unavailable.

Latest matches: Manchester City

10.04.2018 UEFA Manchester City Liverpool FC 1:2 L
07.04.2018 Prem Manchester City Manchester United 2:3 L
04.04.2018 UEFA Liverpool FC Manchester City 3:0 L
31.03.2018 Prem Everton FC Manchester City 1:3 W
12.03.2018 Prem Stoke City Manchester City 0:2 W

SUMMARY

On a run of three consecutive losses in all competitions, Man City won’t be as confident as usual of a strong result and Tottenham will certainly fancy their chances. If it wasn’t for the home advantage, the Citizens would be seen as favourites but the Wembley crowd make it a level playing field and a draw is probably the most likely outcome between two top sides.

About the author - Ed Mackey

Experienced sports writer and huge Leicester City fan.

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