Two old rivals Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola renew their hostilities this Saturday with the return of Premier League action. Manchester City travels to North London with match kickoffs at 8:30 pm.
For the first time since January 2017, the Spurs head into the clash while sitting above their opponents in the table. A win this Saturday will see the side hold on to the top spot in the rankings until Sunday night.
The clash between Guardiola and Mourinho have proven to be tactical master classes in the recent past. Mourinho recently celebrated his first anniversary since taking over Tottenham. On the other hand, Guardiola recently signed a two-year contract extension at Etihad till 2023.
Two of the most high profile managers have a reputation against each other after facing El Clasico’s and Manchester Derbies. Mourinho has ten defeats against a Guardiola-led team, which are most than any other manager in his career.
The dynamics remain little as both sides head into the showdown. Tottenham’s pick of form has been one to talk about, especially with their recent wins despite many matches in their schedule. Tottenham currently runs the longest unbeaten run in the Premier League, managing to pick 17 points from 21 points.
Manchester City currently has the lowest goal tally after seven games since their 2010-11 season campaign.
Tottenham vs. Manchester City Head to Head
Both sides have 34 games against each other, with Tottenham picking 16 wins while City with 15 wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
West Brom 0-0 Tottenham
Ludogrets Razdrag 1-3 Tottenham
Tottenham 2-1 Brighton
Royal Antwerp FC 1-0 Tottenham
Burnley 0-1 Tottenham
Manchester City 1-1 Liverpool
Man City 3-0 Olympiacos
Sheffield United 0-1 Man City
Marseille 0-3 Man City
West Ham 1-1 Man City
Tottenham Team News
Left-back Matt Doherty will be unavailable for selection after testing positive for coronavirus while on international duty with the Republic of Ireland. Despite playing alongside teammate Gareth Bale, the loanee remains available for selection. Steven Bergwijn remains fighting for a place in the starting XI.
Manchester City Team News
Man City suffered a damaging international break with Raheem Sterling picking a calf injury while Nathan Ake had a hamstring problem. Sergio Aguero is back in contention for a start after recovering from a hamstring injury.
Prediction and Odds
Man City will use this chance to make it back in contention for a start in the Premier League campaign
Both Teams to Score
Goals Over 2.5