Manchester City vs. Tottenham: Premier League – Match Preview

Manchester City will be looking to inflict a fourth consecutive Premier League defeat on injury hit Tottenham when the two sides meet on Sunday.

Manchester City dropped off top spot in the Premier League last weekend after they were held to a 1-1 draw at home by Liverpool.

They recovered from two goals down to beat RB Leipzig midweek in the Champions League, guaranteeing top spot with a game to go.

Tottenham missed numerous chances as they were beaten 2-1 at home by Aston Villa, falling below their opposition to fifth in the league.

Ollie Watkins scored a superb winner, with Son Heung-Min having three goals disallowed for Spurs.

Premier League form: Manchester City W3 D2 L0; Tottenham W2 D0 L3
Premier League top scorers
Manchester City – Erling Haaland 14 goals
Tottenham – Son Heung-Min 8 goals

Match history
Manchester City recovered from being 2-0 down at half-time to win 4-2 in the meeting last season, with Riyad Mahrez scoring twice.

Spurs do have a good recent record against Manchester City though and have won three of the last four between the two.

Last five Premier League meetings
Tottenham 1 Manchester City 0 – 05/02/23
Manchester City 4 Tottenham 2 – 19/01/23
Manchester City 2 Tottenham 3 – 19/02/22
Tottenham 1 Manchester City 0 – 15/08/21
Manchester City 3 Tottenham 0 – 13/02/21

Team news
Ruben Dias struggled midweek, but it’s probable he will keep his spot in the XI.

Two from Jeremy Doku, Phil Foden and Jack Grealish will start, with the latter the most likely to miss out.

Spurs suffered another injury blow in the loss to Villa, with Rodrigo Bentancur ruled out for up to three months.

They will be without the likes of Cristian Romero, Micky van de Ven, James Maddison, Richarlison and Ivan Perisic for the trip to the Etihad.

Expected starting XI’s
Manchester City (4-2-3-1): Ederson; Walker, Dias, Akanji, Ake; Rodri, Bernardo; Foden, Alvarez, Doku; Haaland
Tottenham (4-2-3-1): Vicario; Porro, Dier, Davies, Udogie; Hjojberg, Bissouma; Kulusevski, Lo Ceslo, Johnson; Son


Result: Manchester City
Spurs have struggled defensively in recent weeks and it’s hard to look past the hosts here

Correct Score: 3-1
Expect City to get a few goals here

Anytime Goalscorer: Erling Haaland
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