Manchester City vs Tottenham Hotspur Predictions
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- Man City have won each of their last 15 games in all competitions.
- Tottenham have lost four of their last five matches in league and cup.
- Man City have won 10 Premier League fixtures in a row.
- Man City have scored three or more goals in four of their last eight league assignments.
Man City delivering the goods
Tottenham Hotspur were the last team to beat Manchester City when Jose Mourinho’s charges counter-attacked their way to victory in November, though the red-hot Citizens look ready to exact some revenge on Saturday.
The relentless City juggernaut won for the 15th time in a row in midweek when they put Championship high-fliers Swansea to the sword in the FA Cup, though their performance a few days earlier was even more impressive.
Pep Guardiola’s troops ran roughshod over defending champions Liverpool at Anfield, where a 4-1 City win opened up a five-point gap between themselves and Manchester rivals United at the top of the table.
Tottenham’s worrying warm-up
Jose Mourinho chose to play a more expansive style in Spurs’ FA Cup tie at Everton on Wednesday evening, though Tottenham conceded an eye-watering five goals at Goodison Park with the shackles off in a pulsating encounter on Merseyside.
Their eventually 5-4 loss in extra time to the Toffees was Tottenham’s fourth reverse in five matches and with Mourinho coming under increasing amounts of scrutiny, Spurs could drop to as low as 9th if results go against them this weekend.
City overdue a win against Spurs
Tottenham have taken seven points from their last three Premier League encounters with Man City, though the Citizens will feel they are long overdue a victory over their recent conquerors.
Spurs notched six goals from a combined 10 shots in their last trio of meetings with City, while Pep Guardiola’s men managed to score just twice from an eye-watering 71 attempts themselves in the same fixtures.
With momentum and confidence to burn following their 10-game winning surge in the league, City can finally push for the comfortable victory those underlying numbers suggest have deserved against an out of sorts Spurs outfit on Saturday.
The free-scoring Citizens have plundered three or more goals in half of their eight league games since the turn of the year, and City can punish a Spurs defence likely to be rattled after they conceded five at Everton.
Backing Man City to win and over 2.5 goals appeals as a result, while our correct score prediction tips the Citizens to extend their lead at the Premier League’s summit with a 3-1 triumph.
Manchester City injuries and team news
Key midfielder Rodri was forced off against Swansea in midweek, though Pep Guardiola has remained optimistic over the Spaniard’s availability for the weekend.
Fernandinho could also miss out with a thigh injury, while Sergio Aguero, Nathan Ake and De Bruyne are all confirmed absentees.
Tottenham Hotspur injuries and team news
Gareth Bale could be frozen out after Jose Mourinho questioned the validity of his injury in midweek, though Dele Alli should be involved again having returned from injury in midweek.
Sergio Regulion and Giovani Lo Celso should miss out again, while Serge Aurier is also a doubt after he picked up a knock against West Brom.