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Tottenham v Man City – Preview, Predictions and Best Bets

Tottenham host Man City on Tuesday in the English Premier League.

Tottenham v Man City

Tottenham host Man City on Tuesday in the English Premier League. Spurs can help their North London rivals if they can take even a point off City. Tottenham have won their last four home league matches vs Pep Guardiola’s side.

Spurs Form

Spurs had a strong run of form with eight wins in 11 league matches. A 3-0 loss at Fulham started a slump before they beat Luton 2-1, drew 1-1 away to West Ham beat Nottingham Forest 3-1 at home. Four successive league defeats followed, beginning with a 4-0 mauling at Newcastle.

A 3-2 home loss to Arsenal saw the side trailing 3-0 before losing 2-0 at Chelsea in a poor performance. A 4-2 loss at Liverpool saw Tottenham 4-0 down after an hour before a late fightback. On Saturday, Spurs beat Burnley 2-1 at home with 63% possession as they outshot their opponents 21-7.

Spurs Team News

Spurs remain without three wide options Timo Werner, Ryan Sessegnon, and Manor Solomon due to injuries. Destiny Udogie and Ben Davies are absent at left-back, forcing Emerson Royal or midfielder Olivier Skipp to deputise once again.

The front six is expected to remain unchanged. Richarlison is injured so Brennan Johnson will start down the left with Heung-Min Son playing as a central striker again.

Spurs Motivation

Spurs only need one point from two matches to secure the fifth spot, but fourth place is all but gone. A win or even a draw here could hand Arsenal the title.

Tottenham may not be strongly motivated to assist their rivals and the home support may also be conflicted here. Ange Postecoglou’s side will attack as always.

Man City Form

City are flying with 27 wins in the last 33 matches and 16 wins plus three draws in the last 19 EPL fixtures. After thrashing Luton 5-1, they lost on penalties vs Real Madrid in the Champions League after a 4-4 aggregate draw (3-3 away, 1-1 at home).

After beating Chelsea 1-0 in the FA Cup semi-final, they thrashed Brighton 4-0 away and ground out a 2-0 win at Nottingham Forest. They’ve made easy work of their last two matches, beating Wolves 5-1 and winning 4-0 at Fulham.

Man City Team News

Ederson is back from recent injury issues to start in goal. City have two doubts about this one. Jack Grealish has been ill but could return to the bench.

Nathan Ake was substituted in the win at Fulham with Kyle Walker taking his place. Manuel Akanji is set to shift to a central role. John Stones is not 100% and could be left on the bench.

Man City Motivation

Three wins are needed to secure a league and FA Cup double. City knows that a draw here is probably going to cost them the league title.

Guardiola’s side will attack, be fully focused, and will look to control the space on the break.

Key Stats

Tottenham have seen over 2.5 goals scored in 17 of their last 19 EPL matches

Tottenham have conceded in 26 of their last 29 matches (52 goals conceded)

Spurs have lost 4 of their last 5 matches

Man City have won 16 of their last 19 league matches (3 draws)

Man City have kept 4 clean sheets in their last 5 matches

City have lost their last 4 away league matches at Tottenham


Despite their poor record at Spurs, City have enough to win this match. It’s questionable whether Tottenham fans even want their team to win this fixture as it would help Arsenal in the title race. An away win with both teams on target looks likely.

Best Bet: Man City win and both teams to score at 2.25

Alternate Bet: Man City win (-1 handicap) at 1.95

Goalscorer Tip: Erling Haaland to score first at 3.40 or to score 2 or more goals at 3.00

James is a football analyst who writes about the tactics of the PSL and English Premier League. He holds the UEFA A coaching licence and has previously worked for several clubs in analysis roles.Twitter:

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