Manchester City vs Tottenham
England – Premier League
Date: Saturday, 13 February 2021
Kick-off at 17:30 UK/ 18:30 CET
Venue: Etihad Stadium.
The Citizens have been the best team in England this season, and lately they have established themselves as the best team in the world along with Bayern Munich.
They are on a long winning run at present, and are scoring goals for fun against whichever teams that had the misfortune to stumble in front of them.
They are at the top of the table with a five-point lead, and that too with a game in hand. Moreover, their arch-rivals and defending champions Liverpool are going through a dismal run as of now, and are dropping points in every other game.
Pep Guardiola’s men also have a score to settle this weekend, as they are taking on the Spurs, who are one of the only two teams in the English top flight to inflict a defeat against them this campaign.
On top of that, it’s also a personal battle for Pep, as he is once again matched against Jose Mourinho. These two have been battling against each other for the past decade to be called as the greatest manager of this generation.
Any win against Jose would add shine to Guardiola’s resume. And at present, Mourinho’s men are going through a troubling period.
Expect Manchester City to deliver a winning performance this weekend at their home.
Manchester City vs Tottenham: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Pep’s men had recorded six of the previous nine overall wins.
- At home, they had won four of the last five meetings.
- They had also recorded nine of the preceding ten wins at this ground.
- It’s been 11 years since the guests have kept a clean sheet at this venue.
Manchester City vs Tottenham Prediction
The Citizens recorded a 1-4 win at Anfield against defending champions Liverpool, the last match-day. In the meantime, the Spurs recorded a 2-0 win at home against the relegation-threatened West Brom.
Going on, Mourinho’s men had lost four of their previous five overall matches, and their only win in the period had come against the 19th placed West Brom.
Note that they were also winless in seven of their former eleven road trips, and of the total four wins during this stretch, three had come against teams from lower divisions in other competitions, and the fourth had come against the 20th placed Sheffield.
On the other hand, their opposite number are on a record-breaking 15 straight wins, and have conceded a total of just one goal at home in their preceding ten appearances.
Taking these stats into account, expect a Manchester City win this Saturday, and goals in plenty from their in-form offense