This Saturday’s big Premier League match sees leaders, Manchester City host Champions League chasing Tottenham Hotspur.

Wednesday night saw both teams win their fixtures by comfortable results. 

City however broke the record for most consecutive Premier League wins with their 15th on bounce, after winning 4-0 at Swansea City. 

Can they keep that run going or will Tottenham repeat what they did to Chelsea last season, who were also on a similar run entering their meeting with the North Londoners?

 

Team News

Manchester City have no new injuries concerns to report.

Leroy Sane and Kyle Walker could be recalled to the starting line up after being rested at Swansea.

Defensive trio; Vincent Kompany, John Stones and Benjamin Mendy are all still ruled out injured.

Tottenham are still without centre back, Davidson Sanchez as he serves the last of a three match ban.

Dele Alli and Moussa Dembele were benched for the midweek win over Brighton & Hove Albion. They are however expected to start here.

Should Mauricio Pochettino decide to continue his full back rotation policy, expect to see Kieran Trippier and Ben Davies manning the flanks against City.

 

Form

City are unbeaten in all but one game this season so will be ferociously difficult to stop here.

They have 68 goals across all competitions so far this season, making them one of best teams in Europe.

Spurs meanwhile have 48 goals to their name but have come off the back of a dip in form lately.

Since the international break, they have a (W6, D2, L2) record with three of those wins coming in last three games.

 

Game of two halves?

This match could well be a game of two halves if their goal per half stats are anything to go by.

Manchester City’s home record this season in the Premier League is impressive with no defeats.

Their goals per half percentage indicates that they grow throughout the match with more goals after half time.

Man City home goals record

Manchester City goal per half percentage

Tottenham meanwhile tends to score more of their away goals before the opening half is over.

Spurs goals.png

Tottenham’s away goal per half average

City however dominate all the key areas from corners to shots on target. 

Per game average Manchester City (home) Tottenham Hotspur (away)
Corners 6.63 4.75
Fouls 8.75 12
Shots  18.88 14.38
Shots on Target 8.5 5
Goals 3.5 1.75
Yellow cards 1.5 1.25
Red cards 1 2

They also have averaged less yellow and red cards than Spurs combined.

 

Prediction

Tottenham will give it their all and both teams will score but I can see a comfortable win here. 

Prediction: Manchester City 3-1 Tottenham Hotspur

Jake predicts: Manchester City 2-2 Tottenham Hotspur

Result: Manchester City 4-1 Tottenham Hotspur

 

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