Manchester City vs Tottenham: Predicted lineup, injury news, head-to-head, telecast
The Cityzens head into this match with a purpose of reclaiming the top spot
Following a second consecutive league draw against Liverpool last weekend, Manchester City swiftly recovered with a 3-2 victory over RB Leipzig during the midweek fixture. Under Pep Guardiola’s guidance, the team has maintained an unbeaten record at home this season, with only one instance of failing to secure a win.
Tottenham suffered their third consecutive league defeat in their recent match against Aston Villa, facing a challenging fixture against Manchester City in their upcoming game. Despite grappling with a considerable number of absent players, Spurs still possess the ability to score goals and make an impact on the field. If Ange Postecoglou goes with the high defensive line against Manchester City, then Spurs may be in for a rough afternoon.
Sunday, 3 December 2023 at 4:30 PM GMT (10:00 PM IST)
Location: Etihad Stadium
Manchester City (Premier League): W-W-W-D-D
Tottenham (Premier League): W-W-L-L-L
Players to watch:
Erling Haaland (Manchester City)
Erling Haaland is one of the most in-form players in the footballing world. The Norwegian is already the top scorer in the Premier League and after scoring a goal against Leipzig, he has now scored 5 goals in 5 games in the Champions League. His goal scoring tally for Manchester City in the Premier League has gone upto 14 goals in 13 matches in the league.
Son Heung-Min (Tottenham)
Tottenham’s Captain Son Heung-Min has emerged as an indispensable player this season, consistently displaying an impressive level of energy while maintaining his role as a frequent goal scorer. Renowned for his remarkable speed and precise finishing, he stands as a pivotal figure in Tottenham’s offensive lineup. He has 8 goals and 1 assist in 13 Premier League matches so far.
- Manchester City are undefeated in 27 of their last 30 Premier League matches.
- Tottenham have lost their last 3 Premier League matches.
- Tottenham won three of their last four meetings against Manchester City (one loss).
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Injury & Team News
Pep Guardiola, the manager of Manchester City, is currently facing the absence of three key players due to injuries: Kevin De Bruyne, Matheus Nunes, and Mateo Kovacic. This unfortunate situation leaves the team without the valuable contributions and skills that these players typically bring to the field. De Bruyne, Nunes, and Kovacic’s absence could significantly impact the team’s performance.
Yves Bissouma’s return to the Tottenham squad comes at a crucial time as they face the loss of Rodrigo Bentancur due to injury, sidelining him until the New Year. The Uruguayan’s unfortunate injury adds to an already extensive list of absentees for the team. Among these sidelined players are Micky van de Ven, James Maddison, and Cristian Romero, although Romero is currently serving the final match of a three-game suspension.
Head to Head
Total Matches – 168
Manchester City wins – 66
Tottenham wins – 66
Draws – 36
Manchester City predicted lineup
Ederson; Ake, Dias, Stones, Walker; Doku, Rodri, Silva; Foden, Alvarez; Haaland
Tottenham predicted lineup
Vicario; Udogie, Davies, Royal, Porro; Celso, Bissouma; Gil, Kulusevski, Johnson; Son
Match prediction for Manchester City vs Tottenham:
After staging an impressive comeback in the Champions League against RB Leipzig at home, Manchester City understands the significance of setting a strong domestic standard in their upcoming match. Having experienced setbacks in their recent league games before and after November’s international break, Guardiola’s team aims to capitalize on facing a Tottenham squad currently struggling. Spurs have encountered a rough patch, losing their last three Premier League matches and displaying defensive vulnerabilities.
Prediction: Manchester City 2-0 Tottenham
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