The Game-week 26 of the Premier League will feature Manchester City taking on Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday, 19th February at 11:00 PM IST. The fixture will take place at the Etihad Stadium and hence, will be an away game for Spurs.
Man City are currently sitting on top of the PL table, nine points clear of second-placed Liverpool. The Cityzens are coming from a huge 5-0 win against Sporting Lisbon in their Champions League Ro16 clash. Having lost to Spurs in the reverse fixture this season, Pep Guardiola’s men will surely want to redeem themselves this time around.
Manchester City Premier League Form: W W D W W
On the other hand, Tottenham Hotspur are sitting 8th in the league and are coming from an embarrassing 0-2 defeat against Wolves. After three successive defeats in the PL, Spurs would be eager to take a win here. However, the team haven’t beaten City at the Etihad since February 2016.
Tottenham Hotspur Premier League Form: W W L L L
Manchester City vs Tottenham Hotspur: The Cityzens’ team news and injury updates:
The Manchester Blues will be without Jack Grealish and Gabriel Jesus, who are set to miss out for long due to recent injuries.
The team will welcome back Kyle Walker after his long absence from the starting XI, with John Stones making way for his compatriot. Ilkay Gundogan will be in contention to start, however, he is unlikely to shake off either Kevin De Bruyne or Bernardo Silva due to their current form.
Manchester City Predicted Lineup:
Ederson; Walker, Dias, Laporte, Cancelo; De Bruyne, Rodri, Bernardo; Mahrez, Foden, Sterling
Manchester City vs Tottenham Hotspur: Spurs’ team news and injury updates:
The Lilywhites will be without Japhet Tanganga and Oliver Skipp due to injuries. On a positive note, Eric Dier is back in first-team training. The Englishman will be ready to take his place in the starting XI.
Manager Antonio Conte will be making changes in the starting lineup, welcoming full-backs Emerson Royal and Sergio Reguillon. Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg will also make a comeback to the XI, while Dejan Kulusevski is likely to be on the bench again.
Tottenham Hotspur Predicted Lineup:
Lloris; Romero, Dier, Davies; Emerson, Hojbjerg, Bentancur, Reguilon; Lucas, Kane, Son
Our score predictions: Manchester City 3-1 Tottenham Hotspur
It is hard to back anything against Guardiola’s men who are dominating wherever they are going. Conte’s men however are on a highly questionable form and it will therefore be difficult for them to hurt the hosts.
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