Tottenham vs Manchester City prediction comes before the 25th Premier League round matchup. This game will be played on Sunday, February 2, at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England. In this match preview, we bring you some useful betting tips and correct score predictions based on the analysis of these two teams.
Tottenham vs Manchester City Betting Tips
Mourinho and Guardiola are face-to-face once again. The teams led by these two legendary managers have met 22 times. Guardiola’s teams have won half of those matches, 6 draws were played, while Mourinho’s boys were triumphant on 5 occasions.
One of the reasons why Guardiola has been more successful is that he’s been in charge of better clubs than Mourinho, at least in recent years. As the manager of Manchester United, the Special One didn’t achieve much, which got him sacked. His new job is being the manager of Tottenham.
Three months after his appointment, the Spurs are in the 6th place in the Premier League, which isn’t bad. Still, it’s fair to say that the fans aren’t too impressed with Mourinho. Many of them were expecting much, much more from him.
But that’s not just his blame. Tottenham have been pretty unlucky with injuries. Harry Kane is out and will be for many more weeks. This is why the Spurs have to shop around during the January transfer window.
The Spurs signed Bergwijn for €32M from PSV, a player who’s mainly been deployed as a side forward. Although they have plenty of players in that position, his signing has been welcomed by their fans. The reason is that he can also play in the center, which means that he can be used as a replacement for Kane. And once their best player returns, Bergwijn can be moved to the side, thus increasing the competitiveness among the players in that position.
Another deal Tottenham made during the transfer period was selling Eriksen to Inter. Mourinho’s team also sent Danny Rose out on a loan to Newcastle. They also paid €32 to sign the loanee Lo Celso on a permanent deal.
Their opponent Manchester City was not as busy in January. The Sky Blues didn’t spend much money shopping, but they do have a major addition to their squad. Aymeric Laporte is finally over his injury that had kept him out of the squad for months.
Many believe that Laporte’s absence was the reason why Man City dropped points so many times, which has caused them to lose the title race to Liverpool. With him in the team, they look much better defensively.
Our Tottenham vs Manchester City Prediction: Manchester City
Tottenham vs Manchester City Correct Score Prediction: 2:0
Tottenham Form and Latest News
The Spurs have 34 points ahead of the weekend, which is the same number of points as Manchester United, a team that’s one place above them. At the same time, 34 is the number of points Wolves have, who are below the Spurs. Sheffield United are also nearby and can also leapfrog Tottenham after this round. All this definitely adds motivation to Mourinho’s boys but they just don’t seem to have the quality needed to do anything about it.
Manchester City Form and Latest News
They haven’t been playing extremely well lately, but they did collect a lot of points since the start of the year. That has helped them cement their position just behind Liverpool. Still, Leicester are behind with just 3 points fewer, which means that the Sky Blues need to keep on winning.
Tottenham vs Manchester City Predicted Lineups
Tottenham predicted lineup: Lloris – Alderweireld, Sanchez, Aurier, Vertonghen – Winks, Lo Celso, Ndombele – Lucas, Son, Bergwijn
Manchester City predicted lineup: Ederson – Stones, Laporte, Walker, Mendy – Rodri, De Bruyne, Bernardo Silva – Mahrez, Sterling, Aguero
Other Tottenham vs Manchester City betting tips:
Under 2.5 goals @2.60
HT-FT X-2 @4.80