Tottenham Hotspur head into Thursday night’s crunch Premier League conflict towards Manchester City seeking to make a small little bit of historical past.
Spurs did the league double over the blue half of Manchester final season and with victory on the Etihad this time, they might grow to be the primary ever workforce to win three consecutive league video games towards a aspect managed by Pep Guardiola.
The Londoners have a robust current document total towards City, having gained 4 of the final 5 Premier League contests between the perimeters, whereas Antonio Conte has additionally gained three of his 5 conferences with Guardiola in all competitions.
Man City will nonetheless enter the competition as heavy favourites however after being turned over 2-1 by their buoyant metropolis rivals Manchester United on the weekend, they’ve now gone two house league video games with out a win. If that run is stretched to a few matches then it could be the primary time since 2016 they’ve endured such a streak – nonetheless the one time Guardiola has did not win three or extra consecutive house league video games in his managerial profession.
Here’s every thing you should know forward of the conflict:
When is Manchester City vs Tottenham?
The match will kick off at 8pm BST on Thursday 19 January.
Is Manchester City vs Tottenham on TV and is there a dwell stream?
The match might be proven dwell on Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports HDR with protection beginning at 7pm BST. If you’re not a Sky buyer you may seize a NOWTV Day Pass right here to observe with out a subscription.
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What’s the workforce information?
Pep Guardiola declared that John Stones and Ruben Dias are each in rivalry to begin at centre-back after recovering from accidents, though the size of Dias’ absence means he could also be extra prone to come off the bench. Kevin De Bruyne additionally missed coaching this week however Guardiola confirmed that was merely as a consequence of a private concern and doesn’t have an effect on his availability.
Phil Foden has been struggling for kind because the World Cup, so Jack Grealish could also be most well-liked to flank Erling Haaland from the off, with Riyad Mahrez seemingly greatest positioned to begin on the opposite aspect.
Rodrigo Bentancur hasn’t performed because the World Cup as a consequence of a groin damage however might be straight again into the Tottenham beginning XI if match, whereas Dejan Kulusevski made his return towards Arsenal and appeared brilliant, so can also be in line to begin. Harry Kane wants simply two objectives to convey up 200 within the Premier League and to leapfrog Jimmy Greaves as Spurs’ all-time high scorer.
Manchester City XI: Ederson; Walker, Akanji, Stones, Cancelo; Rodri, De Bruyne, Silva; Mahrez, Haaland, Grealish
Tottenham XI: Lloris; Romero, Dier, Davies; Doherty, Hojbjerg, Bentancur, Perisic; Kulusevski, Kane, Son
Manchester City: 1/3
Odds by way of Betfair (topic to vary).
Spurs look in disarray on the minute and whereas Man City have been stuttering in current matches, the magnitude of the sport and the need of a consequence ought to focus their minds. City to win and Haaland to get again on monitor. Man City 3-1 Spurs.