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Tottenham Hotspur vs. Manchester City Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews
18 November 2020
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Tottenham Hotspur Stadium – Premier League
Manchester City face a real test of their title credentials this weekend as they go to Jose Mourinho’s in-form Tottenham Hotspur. Spurs haven’t lost a Premier League game since the first weekend of the season, when they were beaten by Everton, so will back themselves against City.
Tottenham won 2-0 home against City last season, but Spurs have won just one of their last seven Premier League games against Pep Guardiola’s side.
City went down to 10 men before Spurs took the lead in that game in February, with Oleksandr Zinchenko dismissed on the hour. Steven Bergwijn opened the scoring shortly after, before Son Heung-min wrapped up the points.
Mourinho will make late checks on Tanguy Ndombele and Steven Bergwijn, but Erik Lamela is likely to miss out on the visit of City.
Guardiola also has injury problems to deal with ahead of the trip to North London, with Raheem Sterling, Sergio Aguero and Nathan Ake set to miss out, but Fernandinho and Benjamin Mendy come be fit in time to return to action.
Tottenham vs. Manchester City Preview and Predictions
Tottenham have been one of the most consistent teams in the first two months of the 2020-21 Premier League season with three consecutive wins heading into the international break. Mourinho’s side have lost just one league game so far this season, at home to Everton on the opening weekend, and they trail league leaders Leicester City by a single point.
City, by contrast, have been inconsistent so far in 2020-21 with Guardiola’s side racking up just three wins, alongside a frustrating three draws. Those dropped points mean City have slipped out of the title race in the opening weeks, with the 2019 champions slipping down to 10th in the table.
With City struggling to squeeze out wins at the moment, and Mourinho’s side beginning to click into gear this fixture could end in another home win, which is priced at 4.20. The draw is 4.00, with the away win coming in at 1.83.
If Spurs are to get the victory then they’ll need their most dangerous attackers, Harry Kane and Son, to combine again. They have been excellent so far this season with 15 goals between them and Kane has a decent recent record against City, with three goals in his last seven games. But keeping City quiet at the other end is a problem too, and one Spurs might not be up to solving.
A 1-1 draw at 6.75
City are more in need of a win in this clash than the hosts, but Guardiola’s team still do not look to be up to full speed. That said, there’s still plenty of quality in the visitors, enough to hold Spurs to a draw.
Both teams to score at 1.60
Despite not winning as many games as they would have hoped for so far this season, City still possess attacking intent through Kevin De Bruyne, Gabriel Jesus and Riyad Mahrez. This game could follow a similar pattern to City’s 1-1 draw with Liverpool prior to the international break.