Tottenham welcome Manchester City at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in Premier League on Saturday evening.
Tottenham Hotspur are on a high after winning each of their last three Premier League games. They are unbeaten in their last seven games (W5 D2) picking up 17 points from the 21 on offer since losing to Everton on the opening weekend. Spectacular wins against Southampton (2-5) and Manchester United (1-6) and a capitulation against West Ham United (3-3) at home after leading 3-0 at half-time.
Manchester City has blown hot and cold this season so far and have won only three of their seven outings so far this season, dropping nine of the 21 points available to them to find themselves 10th in the table. They are coming here after a draw with Liverpool (1-1) at the Etihad.
Manchester City are currently five points behind Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League, with a game in hand. On the other hand, Tottenham can go two points clear at the top with a win here. Tottenham won this exact fixture 2-0 last season, ending a run of six Premier League games without a win against Manchester City (D2 L4).
With the international breaks out of the way, both the teams will be looking to build a head of steam heading into the heavy-duty festive period fixtures.
In 46 head to head matches, Tottenham has won 24 games, City has won 15 games and 7 games have been drawn.
Tottenham have won both of their meetings with Man City at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in all competitions, last winning three home games in a row against the Citizens between 2005-2009 (a run of 6).
Following their opening weekend defeat against Everton, Tottenham are now on the longest current unbeaten run in the Premier League (W5 D2). Spurs are looking to win four consecutive league games for the first time since Feb 2019.
For the first time since Jan 2017, Spurs play Man City sitting above their opponents in the points table, and victory would lift them to the very top until at least Sunday night.
Tottenham’s H Kane has been involved in 23 goals in just 14 games in all competitions this season (13 goals, 10 assists), eight more than any other Premier League player. Indeed, the next highest player on the list is his teammate S Heung-min (10 goals, 5 assists).
Manchester City have scored 10 goals in their seven Premier League games this season, their fewest at this stage of a season since 2010-11 (9) and 17 fewer than they had after seven games last season. Indeed, they have scored exactly once in each of their last five Premier League games.
Man City’s G Jesus has been involved in 11 goals in his last 11 games in all competitions (8 goals, 3 assists). The Brazilian has scored in each of his last three appearances for Man City.
- Match: Tottenham Hotspur vs Manchester City
- Venue: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London
- Date & Time: Nov. 21, 2020, at 11 PM IST
- Injured: E Lamela
- Doubtful: S Bergwijn, T Ndombele
- Unavailable: M Doherty
- Injured: Fernandinho, B Mendy, N Ake
- Doubtful: None
- Suspended: None
Predicted Starting XI
Tottenham Hotspur (4-2-3-1)
H Lloris (GK); S Aurier, T Alderweireld, E Dier, S Reguilon; M Sissoko, P Hojbjerg; G Bale, G Lo Celso, H-Min Son; H Kane
Manchester City (4-3-3)
Ederson (GK); K Walker, R Dias, A Laporte, J Cancelo; Rodri, I Gundogan, K D Bruyne; F Torres, R Sterling, G Jesus
- Tottenham form guide: W-W-W-L-W
- Manchester City form guide: D-W-W-W-D
This is Tottenham’s toughest test so far and the start of a difficult run of fixtures. Manchester City have been poor so far but played well against the league’s better sides – drawing with Liverpool and beating Wolves and Arsenal.
Spurs will likely rely on the counterattack, but may not have the defense to shut out their opponents. An entertaining draw is predicted.
Howzat Dream Team
- Goalkeeper: H Lloris
- Defenders: K Walker, J Cancelo, S Aurier, T Alderweireld
- Midfielders: F Torres, Rodri, K D Bruyne, P Hojbjerg
- Forwards: H-Min Son, H Kane
- Captain: H Kane/K D Bruyne
- Vice Captain: F Torres/H-Min Son
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