Tottenham vs Manchester City
England – Premier League
Date: Saturday, 21 November 2020
Kick-off at 17:30 UK/ 18:30 CET
Venue: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
This is essentially a grudge match for Pep Guardiola and his men. A season back, they had gone on a historic rampage, and had recorded a rare and unprecedented domestic treble. And all that stood in them becoming the first team to ever deliver a continental quadruple was the Spurs.
In a thrilling Champions League Quarter Final though, Jose Mourinho’s men edged them out by the help of away goals.
The wound is still fresh for the Citizens, and especially for the Spanish gaffer – who still has not won a CL without Barca.
Moreover, the fact that this is another episode in the ‘Pep vs Mou’ series, will add another element of fierce rivalry to this league fixture.
These two have been battling it out with each other to be called the best manager in the world for over more than a decade. By all means we can count on them to deliver a cracker of a match-up this Saturday.
And judging the form of forwards from both sides, expect a high-scoring thriller this weekend.
Tottenham vs Manchester City: Head-to-head (h2h)
- 15 of the previous 21 games had three or more goals.
- 13 of the former 21 encounters had goals from both teams.
- The latest clash had ended in a 2-0 win for Jose’s men.
- The last ten meetings at this stadium had ended in five wins for the hosts, and five wins for the visitors.
Tottenham vs Manchester City: Prediction
The Spurs recorded a 0-1 win on the road the last match-day, against West Brom. In the meantime, the Citizens were held to a 1-1 draw at home by arch-rivals Liverpool.
Going on, Mourinho’s men are currently placed second in the table, lagging just a single point behind the toppers, Leicester. However, the Foxes are pitted against reigning champions Liverpool this weekend, and are expected to drop points.
Likely, Jose’s men have the opportunity to climb to the top of the table this weekend. We can definitely count on them to deliver one of their best performances of the season. Keep note that they have scored the second-most number of goals in the competition, and have won 12 of their former 15 match-ups.
On the other hand, Guardiola’s men will be determined to make the most of this time (since Liverpool have almost their entire backline down with injuries).
On top of that, the Citizens are also on a nine-game unbeaten run, and are on a seven-match invincible run on the road.
By all means, expect both teams to find the back of the net this weekend, and turn this encounter into a goal-fest.
Tottenham vs Manchester City: Betting Tips
Both Teams to Score @ 1.60 (3/5)
Over 2.5 Match Goals @ 1.60 (3/5).