Eternal rivals Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola renew hostilities on Saturday when Tottenham Hotspur welcome Manchester City to North
London in this block-buster Premier League encounter.
Premier League 2020/21 season
Date: Saturday November, 21st
Kick-off: 18:30 pm
Venue: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Though both sides entered the international break in some breathtaking fashion, Tottenham had the quite more scintillating run of results with three wins on the bounce with the latest being a narrow 1-0 win at West Brom.
The hosts are currently on the longest unbeaten run in the league at the moment, and another victory this weekend would secure four
league wins on the bounce for the first time since February 2019, while their only setback in their last 14 outings across all competitions came away to Antwerp in the Europa League last month.
Manchester City have only won three of their seven outings so far this season, dropping nine of the 21 points available to them to find themselves 10th in the table.
However, they do still boast a game in hand over most of the other teams in the division and are only six points off pace-setters Leicester, so they certainly have the chance to make up for their uncharacteristically sluggish start to the season.
The Citizens are unbeaten in five coming into the weekend, but have just three wins to their
name from their opening seven matches after a 1-1 stalemate with Liverpool last time.
Nonetheless, they remain one of
six teams yet to lose an away league game this season, though we recall they have lost their last two trips to Tottenham, and have fallen to defeat in four of their last six.
Matt Doherty tested positive for COVID-19 earlier this week and is a doubt here.
Steven Bergwijn returned to Spurs from international break last week due to a lack of fitness but could play some role here.
Erik Lamela and Tanguy Ndombele are carrying knocks and will be assessed closer to kick-off.
Nathan Ake and Raheem Sterling sustained injuries while on international duty and are classed as injury worries.
Oleksandr Zinchenko is on quarantine and thus, joins Sergio Aguero and Fernadinho on the sidelines.
There have been under 2.5 goals recorded in the last three matches between Tottenham and Manchester City at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Man City are unbeaten in 11 of their last 12 Premier League games.
Tottenham have won their last three league matches.
Tottenham’s last five competitive games: WLWWW
Man City’s last five competitive games: DWWWD
Tottenham get a chance to pull into the top of the standings here, but City will surely not be letting them get things easy. The visitors might not have been at their flowing best thus far, but they still retain enough quality to pull teams apart, and that does include Tottenham.
However, we think this game will have the goals it deserves and is surely one market punters will be looking to make value from. City have kept just just two clean sheets in seven league games this term, so Tottenham will be confident of scoring while Guardiola’s side can improve on not scoring more than once thus far in the top flight. Over 2.5 goals is 12/5 and we will pick that, while you can also get odds of 4/7 for the Both Teams To Score market.