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Tottenham Hotspur come up against away side Manchester City at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in the Premier League match on Saturday.
For all of our match predictions, pre-game poll and statistics for Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester City, scroll down - as well as up-to-date odds.
Tottenham Hotspur, following on from their previous result, will be hoping for more of the same after the 0-1 Premier League triumph vs West Bromwich Albion.
In that match, Tottenham Hotspur had 59% possession and 18 attempts on goal with 5 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Tottenham Hotspur was Harry Kane (88'). On the other side, West Bromwich Albion had 11 attempts at goal with 2 on target.
Their latest results shine a light on the fact that much solidity has been shown by the Tottenham Hotspur rearguard. Spurs have kept it tight, resulting in the total number of goals that have gone in at their end over the course of their previous six matches standing at 3. That kind of trend isn’t assured to be carried forward into this game, of course.
Their previous form shows that Tottenham Hotspur:
- haven't been beaten in the league by Manchester City in their last 2 games.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 3 league matches at home.
Last time out, Manchester City drew 1-1 in the Premier League tie with Liverpool.
In that match, Manchester City managed 54% possession and 7 shots at goal with 2 of them on target. The only player to score for Manchester City was Gabriel Jesus (31'). Liverpool had 10 attempts at goal with 3 on target. Mohamed Salah (13') was the scorer for Liverpool.
A sequence of very capable performances by the Manchester City defensive players has resulted in their ‘goals against’ tally amounting to 3 from their past 6 fixtures in total. During the same period, their own forwards have managed to score 12.
Going into this one, Manchester City have not been beaten in their last 6 away league matches.
Head to head
A review of their past head-to-head meetings going back to 29/10/2018 shows that Tottenham Hotspur have won 2 of them & Manchester City 3, with the number of drawn matches being 1.
An aggregate of 16 goals were produced between them in this period, with 8 from Spurs and 8 being from The Citizens. The average goals per game has been 2.67.
The last league clash between the two was Premier League match day 25 on 02/02/2020 when the final score was Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 Manchester City.
That time, Tottenham Hotspur had 32% possession and 3 shots on goal with 3 of them on target. The scorers were Steven Bergwijn (63') and Heung-Min Son (71').
At the other end, Manchester City got 17 attempts on goal with 5 on target.
The referee was Mike Dean.
Team News: Tottenham Hotspur
Availability isn’t a big problem, with just one fitness concern for the Tottenham Hotspur gaffer José Mourinho to contend with thanks to an almost full-strength group. Matt Doherty (Corona virus) misses out.
Team News: Manchester City
Man City manager Pep Guardiola has to choose from a squad that has some fitness concerns. Philippe Sandler (Knee Surgery), Sergio Agüero (Hamstring Injury) and Nathan Aké (Hamstring Injury) are not able to play.
Our assessment here is that Tottenham Hotspur might need a bit of good fortune to find the net against this Manchester City side who will likely win and very possibly keep a clean sheet.
With that in mind, we reckon that it will be a very competitive encounter with a 0-1 win for Manchester City at the end of the 90 minutes.
Expecting it to be tight.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium (62,214)
Captain: Hugo Lloris
Chairman: Daniel Levy
Manager: José Mourinho
Competitions: Premier League position 2, EFL Cup (Quarter-Finals), Europa League (Group J), Europa League Qualifiers (Play-Offs)
🔑 Key Man: Harry Kane
Typically used in the Striker position, Harry Kane was born in Walthamstow, England. Having played his first senior match for Leyton Orient in the 2010 - 2011 season, the gifted Forward has managed 7 league goals in this Premier League 2020 - 2021 campaign so far from a total of 8 appearances.