The only Premier League on Monday is probably the most exciting duel of the entire round. I’m talking, of course, about the duel between Tottenham and Manchester City. Both teams are very high on the table and are hoping to stay there, but this game can change many things. So, the big question is who is going to be the happier side when the ref blows the final whistle at the Wembley Stadium? Maybe this Tottenham vs Manchester City Match Preview will help you find the answer!
Even though they made no singings this summer, Tottenham have been playing surprisingly well. They’re currently on the 5th place on the Premier League table, with only 2 points less than the table leaders, Manchester City.
And the fact that they’ve been playing well even without spending hundreds of millions of dollars on transfers should not surprise you much. They didn’t buy any players but they also didn’t sell any of their key men during the summer transfer windows. This means that all the players who played fantastic in the last few seasons are still in the team, but they’re now more experienced.
The only issue is that because of the lack of new singings their bench isn’t as long as they would like. The result is that some of their players aren’t getting enough rest and it has started to show. Harry Kane, for example, seems like he’s struggling to stay 100% fit for every single match. But, he did very well last week in the Champions League, in which his team dropped a win in the final minutes of the game.
Speaking of Harry Kane, as always, he’s been their most prolific goal-scorer. And Tottenham have been very good in terms of scoring. In fact, the Spurs have scored at least a goal on every single match this season. Actually, their goal-scoring form stretches all the way back to May when they lost to WBA without scoring. And before that game, they had a several-months-long streak of scoring in every single game.
Sure, Tottenham have been great in the attack, but it’s nothing compared to Manchester City. This team has scored 26 goals in 9 Premier League games this season. On top of that, they’ve also done very well defensively, allowing only 3 goals.
They’ve also been in a fantastic form lately, winning 4 out of 5 previous games, counting all competitions. And they played against some pretty tough opponents in those 5 matches, including Liverpool, Hoffenheim, and Shakhtar.
The biggest news from Manchester City is that Kevin De Bruyne has completely recovered from a serious injury that kept him sidelined for several weeks. He even started the game with Shakhtar last week, but was substituted in 69th minute. But, that was enough for him to make an assist.
De Bruyne now seems completely fit and ready for the clash with Tottenham and the same is the case with all the rest of key Manchester City players.
- Victor Wanyama (injury)
- Danny Rose (injury)
- Jan Vertonghen (injury)
- Vincent Janssen (injury)
- Dele Alli (injury)
Manchester City absentees:
- Danilo (injury)
- Ilkay Gundogan (injury)
- Fabian Delph (injury)
- Claudio Bravo (injury)
Lloris – Sanchez, Alderweireld, Trippier, Davies – Dier, Dembele, Eriksen – Moura, Son, Kane
Ederson – Laporte, Otamandi, Walker, Mendy – Fernandinho, Silva, De Bruyne – Bernardo Silva, Sterling, Aguero
Tottenham vs Manchester City Match Prediction
I think Manchester City are the better team and should win this game eventually. But, Tottenham are probably gonna give them a run for their money. And considering that the Spurs are playing at Wembley, where they’ve been playing offensively, I think we’ll see at least a couple of goals on this game.
Tottenham vs Manchester City Betting Tips
- Manchester City @1.75 (bet365)
- BTS @1.57 (William Hill)
- Over 2.5 Goals @1.61 (bet365)