On Sunday, Manchester City will entertain the second-placed Spurs at the Etihad. This week, the top four teams in the Premier League will fight for supremacy, which will allow Manchester United an opportunity to close down the gap towards the top of the table.
Mauricio Pochettino has done a splendid job at White Hart Lane since his appointment in 2014. The Londoners are genuine title contenders alongside Arsenal, Manchester City and Leicester. Spurs’ superior goal difference has put them ahead of their local rivals Arsenal in the Barclays Premier League table.
Tottenham defeated the Manchester Blues 4 – 1 in September last year. Both the teams had eight shots on target but Spurs registered a fifty percent conversion rate. However, in the same fixture last season, Manchester City trumped the visitors 4 – 1 at the Etihad in October 2014. If we consider the last ten league meetings, the Citizens have a much better record than their opponents at the weekend. City have won eight and lost only two of their last ten Premier League encounters against Spurs.
Tottenham certainly have the better form out of the two sides competing on Sunday. Since their 1 – 0 defeat against Leicester, Spurs haven’t lost a game in all competitions. They have won all of their last six fixtures in contrast to City who have lost one and drawn one of their last six matches.
Both the teams can’t afford to lose this crucial tie. A defeat won’t jeopardize their chances of making top four as Manchester United are still six points behind fourth-placed Man City but there is a potential danger of getting left behind in the title race.
Manchester City will be hoping to bounce back to winning ways in order to build momentum for their important FA Cup clash at Stamford Bridge against Guus Hiddink’s Chelsea.
All in all, with so much at stake this looks like contrary to the bookies belief this could be a tight game. Man City have only managed two goals in the last two games. While spurs have been scoring much better, they will struggle against City who will not prove as easy as the likes of Palace and Norwich and will be keen to avoid a further humiliation after the onslaught from Leicester
Recommended Tip: under 2.5 goal bet, Odds 2.15