Tottenham vs Manchester City Preview | Predictions, Stats and Key Players


Tottenham welcome Manchester City this weekend in the biggest match of the weekend. Both need a good performance and a result to build momentum. Spurs managed to get a win in their last Premier League match, but they can’t afford to drop too many more points as they are already off the pace in the top four battle. For Manchester City, they need to go on a run of wins to put the pressure on Arsenal. Anything less this weekend would be a huge mental boost for the Gunners.

Antonio Conte may not be on the touch line this weekend, as he has had an operation this week. There is hope he will be at the stadium, but his absence this week may have had an impact on their preparations. There were signings made in the January transfer window, with Pedro Porro and Arnaut Danjuma arriving. It will be hoped that these two can have a positive impact on Tottenham’s season.

Manchester City didn’t make any major additions in the transfer window, but they made headlines towards the deadline. Joao Cancelo was loaned out to Bayern Munich, which raised eyebrows. The Portuguese defender was one of the first names on the team sheet last season. There must have been a falling out behind the scenes, as he was out of the team in recent weeks. City fans will be hoping that this isn’t a sign of greater malaise in the dressing room.

Interesting stats 

Tottenham have conceded two of more goals in four of their six Premier League fixtures since the break.

Manchester City have only kept two clean sheets in six matches since their return to action.

Key men 


Although Tottenham have been patchy, Harry Kane is having another great season. If the club finish in the top four, they will have Kane to thank for that, as he has been world class in their attack. He has had to provide the creativity and goal threat. Often, he can be seen dropping deep to dictate the play, but he still manages to get into the box to finish the chances. Kane has 16 goals this season. If Haaland wasn’t in the league, he would be getting a lot more praise. He has only managed to contribute one assist, but that doesn’t tell the full story. Manchester City aren’t reliable at the back and they will be worried about the qualities of Kane. He can have a real impact this weekend.


Erling Haaland has had an excellent first season in England. He has shown why he is a special talent and he will be competing for the biggest individual honours over the coming years. Haaland is so good in front of goal that he is likely to score every time he steps out on the pitch. During the last Premier League game, he scored a hat trick. Meanwhile, he scored against Tottenham during the last meeting of these two clubs. Tottenham have regularly conceded since the World Cup and City will be confident of being able to break them down this weekend. If they do, Haaland is the most likely scorer.

Team news 

Richarlison is a doubt for this weekend, but Porro could make his debut. Pape Sarr and Lucas Moura are also potential absentees.

Phil Foden has been missing during recent weeks with an injury. It is hoped that he will be available this weekend, but it can’t be guaranteed. John Stones’ availability is uncertain.


This is going to be a huge game for both teams. Tottenham have historically done well in this fixture and that will be playing on the minds of both managers. Harry Kane has had an ability to win matches for his team. It could be a similar story this weekend as he tries to clinch Champions League football for Tottenham.

Tottenham 1-0 Manchester City


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