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Tottenham Hotspur vs Manchester City Preview – Prediction, how to watch & potential line-ups

Sunday afternoon’s monster clash between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City looks like a fitting way to sign off an exciting Premier League weekend. 

Spurs seem to have rallied for this blockbuster fixture, going from back-to-back defeats to a pair of wins’ to nil,’ including a 1-0 triumph at Fulham in their last league outing. 

Antonio Conte’s side had no trouble dispatching Championship Preston North End in last weekend’s FA Cup round four as winter arrival Arnaut Danjuma scored on his debut to seal a comfortable 3-0 win.

Heung-min Son laid the foundations for Tottenham’s clear-cut triumph at Deepdale with a first-half double, though you’d have to go back to January 4 for his last strike in the Premier League. 

The London heavyweights will need the versatile forward at his best if they’re to increase their chances of avenging a 4-2 defeat in the reverse fixture last month and improve their status in the top-four race.

While Spurs languish three points behind fourth-placed Manchester United, who also have a game in hand, visiting Man City trail table-toppers Arsenal by five points ahead of this round.

Since the Gunners also have the game in hand, the Cityzens cannot afford a slip-up in the capital a week after beating Mikel Arteta’s side 1-0 in the FA Cup courtesy of Nathan Ake’s second-half winner. 

Pep Guardiola’s side have peaked at the right time, winning their last two league matches by an aggregate score of 7-2, with Erling Braut Haaland’s hat-trick handing them a 3-0 victory over Wolverhampton Wanderers last time out. 

Match Preview

Tottenham Hotspur

Tottenham’s fragile defence has let in at least two goals in their last five Premier League outings at home, as they face the prospect of conceding 2+ goals in six straight top-flight home games for the first time since 1988.

While Man City’s arrival at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium should only enhance that scenario, Spurs have impressively held the Cityzens goalless in their last three league encounters in London (W3).

But Conte’s men have frustratingly suffered four defeats in their last five Premier League games on home turf (W1), including the last two, and could make it three in a row for the first time since 2008.

Manchester City

After winning three consecutive Premier League away games, Man City have lost their last two competitive fixtures on the road, conceding precisely twice on each occasion. 

Guardiola will be desperate to halt that run at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium of all venues, considering he has lost all four of his visits to Spurs in all competitions. 

The Spaniard will likely put his fate in the hands of free-scoring Haaland, who already boasts 25 goals from only 19 Premier League appearances this season. 

Tottenham Hotspur vs Manchester United Potential Line-ups

Tottenham Hotspur (3-4-3): Hugo Lloris; Cristian Romero, Eric Dier, Ben Davies; Pedro Porro, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Rodrigo Bentancur, Ivan Perisic; Dejan Kulusevski, Harry Kane, Son Heung-min. 

Manchester United (4-3-3): Ederson; Rico Lewis, Manuel Akanji, Aymeric Laporte, Nathan Ake; Ilkay Gundogan, Rodri, Kevin De Bruyne; Riyad Mahrez, Erling Haaland, Jack Grealish. 

How to Watch?

Tottenham Hotspur vs Manchester City, alongside all other fixtures in England’s top flight, is available to watch online via live Premier League streams.

Tottenham Hotspur vs Manchester United Prediction 

Tottenham fans can never know which version of Spurs they’ll get on a given day, but it’s not like Man City have covered themselves in glory on their recent travels. 

We anticipate another high-scoring contest, as was the case in the reverse fixture in January, with the Cityzens likely to claim three points again. 

Tottenham Hotspur 1-2 Manchester City

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