Tottenham Vs Manchester City Prediction from 22Bet: Sunday EPL Preview

Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola meet for the 23rd time when Tottenham host Manchester City on Sunday. [Courtesy]

The Citizens have been stumbled several times this season till it endangers their campaign to defend their title. Their hope for the third consecutive Premier League title is fairly thin as the point difference with their contender on the top, Liverpool, has been unbelievably wide, nineteen points. 

It seems quite difficult to have a two-horse race like last season. All they can do now is only to secure the Champions League spot. This weekend will be another challenge for Pep Guardiola’s men as they will be taking on Tottenham Hostpur in Tottenham stadium.

22Bet offers a prediction for the upcoming Sunday derby, as well as betting odds on Tottenham vs Man City, on which you can BET HERE!

The teams’ previous matches

Spurs has been struggling to seal a win and even score more than one goal since the injury of Harry Kane. Their previous match was disappointing again in midweek as they were held in a 1-1 draw against Southampton in FA Cup. Son Heung-min opened the score sheet. Unfortunately, their lead was equalized by Sofiane Boufal. Since it is a knock out stage, a one-point means a replay which surely adds up their tight fixtures in the future.

Their counterpart Manchester City surprisingly lost again versus their local rivals Manchester United last Wednesday in the semifinal of the Carabao Cup. Fortunately, Sergio Aguero and Co were only defeated one-nil by a single goal of Nemanja Matic at the first half. Such a result did not stop them from progressing to the final with an aggregate of 3-2.

Possible tactic

Jose Mourinho mainly deploys 4-2-3-1 this season with the transition to 4-3-3 since Harry Kane is on the sideline. Son Heung-min seems to be the main scorer since then.

Pep Guardiola is often in favor of 4-3-3 formation, which can be modified to 4-1-4-1 or on certain occasions 3-1-4-2. The absence of Leroy Sane due to his injury can still be covered by Riyad Mahrez or Bernardo Silva.

Players to watch

The arrival of Rodri seems to be able to make the difference in the midfield. His physical advantage, supported by Kevin De Bryune and Ilkay Gundogan or David Silva will be the key for The Citizens to win the battle in the midfield.

In Spurs, Harry Kane, the main top scorer, is currently still injured. Son Heung Min could be the main option along with Lucas Moura or Erik Lamela and Giovanni Lo Celso, who has been given a new role as the right-winger, as they did in the previous match against Norwich.

Spurs vs Man City Prediction

This is yet another clash of Jose Mourinho and Joseph Guardiola again. These two top managers have been on a tight rivalry since El-Classico 2011. They have always been involved in fierce competition and head-to-head matches. Considering their teams' latest forms, both teams are expected to have an even match.

Betting odds

This is potentially an even match. Nevertheless, Manchester City is the favourite. Their odd to win is at 8/15 whereas the draw result is at 23/5. Pochettino’s men are projected to win at 17/2.

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