Tottenham vs Manchester City
England – Premier League
Date: Sunday, 2 February 2020
Kick-off at 16:30 UK / 17:30 CET
Venue: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium (London).
Manchester City are desperate to catch up with front-runners Liverpool, who have now put clear daylight between them on the ladder. Nevertheless, with Tottenham struggling to get back into their stride, count on the guests to secure an easy three points this weekend.
Tottenham vs Manchester City Match Preview
Tottenham let out a sigh of relief last week after they managed to end a dismal four-match winless run in the Premier League with a 2-1 win over Norwich at Carrow Road. The absence of skipper and talisman, Harry Kane, has certainly been a pressing problem for the hosts upfront.
Miserably, they have failed to find the back of the net in three of their past four clashes in the running. Nevertheless, with thirty-four points in the bag, the hosts are currently sitting sixth on the ladder, level on points with fifth-placed Manchester United.
On the other hand, Manchester City are making up for their stumbles so far and are at the moment, on a five-match unbeaten run. Their most recent clash, in particular, saw the visiting contingent edge past Sheffield United with a 1-0 scoreline.
It is also worth mentioning that City’s Sergio Aguero is back to his menacing self and has scored seven goals from his last four PL games alone. The in-form Argentine is sure to cause problems for the Tottenham defense, should he feature this week.
Tottenham vs Manchester City Head to head (h2h)
- Their last clash ended in a 2-2 draw.
- Half of their past six meetings have featured over 2.5 goals on the final scorecards.
- Both teams have found the back of the net together in five of their previous ten encounters.
- Only two of their last ten games have finished as a tie.
- Manchester City have registered the win six times in their past ten fixtures. (W-6, D-2, L-2)
Tottenham vs Manchester City Prediction
Tottenham have been erratic in their clashes at home, as of late. Disappointingly, they have been alternating between wins and defeats in their last four fixtures here, with both defeats coming against sides that are currently dwelling in the top five.
In sharp contrast, Manchester City have been recording back to back wins in their past two outings, and have admitted defeat just once in their previous nine across various competitions.
Furthermore, the guests have secured the bragging rights in two of their last three meetings with this foe on the road. As such, Tottenham’s chances of salvaging even a point are certainly looking bleak.
Additionally, Manchester City have been depending heavily on their frontline to outscore their opponents. They have kept a clean sheet just thrice in their past eleven outings in the Premier League and have conceded fifteen goals so far as well.
Meanwhile, twenty-three of the thirty-eight goals that Tottenham have netted up till now, have come from their clashes on home soil. Taking into account that the reverse fixture of this matchup also witnessed both teams get their names on the scoresheet, count on the hosts to find the back of the net along with Manchester City come Sunday.
Tottenham vs Manchester City Betting tips
Manchester City to win @ 1.60 (3/5)
Both teams to score @ 1.60 (3/5).