Date & time: Saturday, December 16 @5:30 PM GMT
Venue: Etihad Stadium (Manchester)
Head to head record
Manchester City vs Tottenham 3-0 (2017 International Champions Cup)
Manchester City vs Tottenham 2-2 (2016/2017 Premier League)
Tottenham vs Manchester City 2-0 (2016/2017 Premier League)
Manchester City vs Tottenham 1-2 (2015/2016 Premier League)
Tottenham vs Manchester City 4-1 (2015/2016 Premier League)
Manchester City vs Tottenham Hotspur prediction
Manchester City will be looking to cement top position in the Premier League standings when they welcome Tottenham Hotspur at their Etihad Stadium on Saturday. The Citizens look unstoppable at the moment, but the game against Mauro Pochettino’s men will be anything but a walk in the park for the league leaders.
15 consecutive wins
Manchester City did well to build on a 2-1 win over Manchester United, with the team rolling over Swansea City at Liberty Stadium in midweek. The Citizens extended their winning run in the Premier League to 15 games and they will be looking to give fans yet another reason for celebration when they face Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday afternoon. Pep Guardiola is doing a great job with the Etihad Stadium outfit and his men are brimming with confidence ahead of the visit of the capital club. Duo Kevin de Bruyne – David Silva has been in a perfect working order this season and all eyes will be on them when the two sides face each other in the Premier League derby. Man City are a real force to be reckoned with at home and you should bear in mind that they are eyeing their eighth consecutive win at their Etihad Stadium in the national championship.
Defenders John Stones, Vincent Kompany and Benjamin Mendy are all sidelined with injury, but coach Pep Guardiola has no other selection worries ahead of the match.
Spurs eager to melt Man City’s advantage
Tottenham Hotspur have been producing fine performances in all competitions this season. Spurs booked their place in the Champions League last 16 without any difficulties and they sit in the fourth position in the Premier League standings ahead of Matchday 18. Mauro Pochettino’s charges have slim chances of winning the domestic trophy as they are 18 points behind league leaders Man City ahead of Saturday’s derby. The capital club head into the match following back-to-back wins over the likes of Stoke City and Brighton, but the Citizens are likely to pose a much bigger threat for the visitors than their previous rivals. Tottenham have been struggling on the travels of late and they suffered a loss in each of their previous four away games in the English top flight. Harry Kane is enjoying yet another successful season and the team’s top scorer will be the man to watch in the away side. Anyhow, given Man City’s thrilling form, away win should not be considered.
Defensive duo Toby Alderweireld (injury) and Davinson Sanchez (suspension) are both out of contention, with midfielder Victor Wanyama missing the Manchester City game as well.
- Man City are eyeing their eighth straight win at home
- Citizens scored 2+ goals in each of their last ten league games
- Spurs are on a four-game winless run on the road
- Harry Kane has netted 12 goals so far this term
- Spurs are undefeated in last four meetings with Citizens in EPL
Manchester City vs Tottenham Hotspur betting pick
Manchester City have been scoring goals for fun in the first half of the season and they are likely to stick to their attacking style of play in Saturday’s clash against Tottenham Hotspur. The Citizens failed to beat Spurs in previous four meetings between the two teams in the English elite division, but we believe that the time has come for Pep Guardiola’s team to put an end to the negative trend as they seem to be on top of their game at the moment.
Pick: Man City/Man City