Manchester City vs Tottenham Match Analysis & Prediction
19/01/2023 11:00 pm
Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur will both be hoping to bounce back from respective derby defeats at the weekend when they meet in a crunch Premier League clash at the Etihad on Thursday evening.
Pep Guardiola’s men suffered a 2-1 loss to Manchester United last time, while the Lilywhites were comprehensively beaten 2-0 by North London rivals Arsenal.
As Manchester City fell further behind Arsenal in the Premier League, Pep Guardiola could have argued that his team deserved better.
Having entered the rare territory of back-to-back defeats—also going out of their prized EFL Cup at the hands of Southampton last week.
Man City remains second in the rankings but is now eight points adrift of Arsenal in the same number of games. But they will temporarily reduce that gap to five with success on Thursday.
Tottenham manager Antonio Conte believes only Man City and Arsenal can compete for the title.
He was said to be dejected after witnessing his side suffer a defeat to the Gunners on Sunday evening.
Hugo Lloris scored an own goal, and Martin Odegaard made it two for Arsenal in the first half, but things turned ugly at the full-time whistle as a spectator made his way onto the advertising boards and kicked Aaron Ramsdale in the back.
Tottenham’s bid for Champions League qualification is faltering; they are fifth in the standings and five points behind Manchester United, having played more games.
Manchester City vs. Tottenham Head to head
Both sides have 31 games against each other with hosts taking sixteen wins while visitors with twelve wins and three draws.
Manchester City Team News
Guardiola has confirmed that Dias is nearing a return from injury, but Thursday’s game may still be too soon for him to start for Manchester City. Stones also failed to recover from an unspecified injury in time and is doubtful for this one.
However, Guardiola is still blessed with the luxury of having Laporte on the bench, which may force his way back into the starting lineup.
Manchester City's Last 5 Matches
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Tottenham Team News
Tottenham, meanwhile, has been boosted by the return of Dejan Kulusevski and Rodrigo Bentancur to full fitness. Lucas Moura is out for the rest of the campaign with a torn tendon, but Kulusevski and Bentancur should be available at the Etihad.
Tottenham 's Last 5 Matches
Manchester City vs. Tottenham : Odds and Predictions
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