Match Preview: Spurs v City: prediction, team news etc.
It has often felt like we are approaching crisis, though three points here would ramp up the pressure on the two Uniteds (Manchester & Newcastle). The last time we met City, we threw a two-goal lead away. However, we still remain in the hunt for Champions League qualification and also still in the FA Cup knockout stage.
TV channel: The game will be broadcast on Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports Ultra HDR.
Tottenham team news
Pedro Porro is in line to make his Spurs debut following a deadline-day move to the club, paradoxically against the team who let him go earlier in his career. Pedro may come in at right wing-back, with Matt Doherty and Djed Spence departing.
Arnaut Danjuma could also make his first Premier League appearance as well, though perhaps Son’s two goals against Preston will see him continue up-front despite a poor season.
Manager Antonio Conte will likely miss the game after surgery.
Head-to-head history and results
Tottenham wins: 65
Manchester City wins: 66
Arnaut Danjuma and Pedro Porro have bolstered Antonio Conte’s options, along with the return of a few key players.
Since the City game, we have secured back-to-back wins with victories against Fulham and Preston in the FA Cup. Despite a recent problem for Harry Kane, Antonio Conte will likely have a similar squad available to him for the clash, despite the current situation for Harry Kane. Nevertheless, with Richarlison back, I am not too worried that Kane might miss this game.
For the first time this season, Kane was named on the bench for Tottenham’s FA Cup fourth-round clash against Preston. The 29-year-old missed the victory after struggling with illness throughout the week.
What Cristian Stellini said: “We have only one problem, with Harry [Kane], because he played the last game full of illness. He didn’t train during the week, he trained this morning, but he wants to come with us and be available. We know very well that Harry wants to play every game, so we are happy that Harry is involved in the game, but the only situation we have to take care is this.”
I am sticking with my win mentality and going for 2-1 to us.
We have lost four of our past five Premier League home games (W1), including the past two at home. The last time we lost three in a row was at home in September 2008.
However, Manchester City have lost their past three away league games against us by an aggregate score of 5-0 – and only twice before have they lost four in a row without scoring at an opponent in the Premier League (Chelsea between 2006 and 2009, and Sunderland between 2010 and 2013).
We have conceded at least twice in our past five home league games; our worst such run since one of six September and November 1988.
City manager Pep Guardiola has lost all four of his visits to Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, making it the ground he’s managed at the most without winning.
Up the Spurs!
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