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Man City vs Spurs: Premier League preview

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ottenham face the unenviable task of trying to stop Manchester City’s record-breaking run as they travel to the Etihad on Saturday. 

City’s 3-1 triumph at Swansea in the FA Cup on Wednesday was their 15th win on the bounce, a record for a top-flight English club. 

Spurs, meanwhile, are out of the FA Cup after losing a 5-4 thriller against Everton in extra-time. 

Playing 120 minutes at Goodison Park was hardly the ideal preparation for Jose Mourinho’s team, with the Portuguese under pressure following a run of four defeats in five games. 

Date, kick-off time and venue

Manchester City vs Tottenham is scheduled for a 5:30pm kick-off on Saturday, February 13, 2021.

The game will take place behind closed doors at the Etihad Stadium because of current coronavirus restrictions.

How to watch Man City vs Tottenham

TV channel: The match will be televised on Sky Sports Premier League and Main Event.

Live stream: Sky Sports subscribers will be able to watch the match online via the SkyGo app.

Man City vs Tottenham team news

Man City pair Ruben Dias and Rodri are both expected to be fit, while Sergio Aguero is also nearing a return after a trouble-hit first half of the season.

The Argentinian is now back in training and theoretically available but, with Guardiola having previously intimated it could be a couple of weeks before he regains full fitness levels, that seems unlikely.

Fernandinho, Nathan Ake and Kevin De Bruyne remain sidelined by injury.

Jose Mourinho has questioned Gareth Bale’s midweek Instagram post and described it as a contradiction ahead of Saturday’s game.

Mourinho confirmed a final decision on Bale will be made after their afternoon training session on Friday. Even if he is available, the Wales international will most likely have to settle for a spot on the bench against City with the fit-again Erik Lamela above him in the pecking order.

Harry Kane is expected to return to the starting XI after his substitute appearance in midweek while Serge Aurier (calf) will need to be assessed. Sergio Reguilon (muscle) and Giovani Lo Celso (hamstring) remain absent.

Man City vs Tottenham prediction: 3-1 home win

Having seen his side concede five in midweek, Mourinho will surely go to the Etihad with an ultra-cautious approach, but such are his side’s defensive frailties that it is difficult to see how they contain a rampant City attack.

Premier League head to head (h2h) history and results

  • Man City wins: 15
  • Draws: 7
  • Tottenham wins: 25
  • Last meeting: Tottenham 2-0 Man City (November 21, 2020)

Man City vs Tottenham betting tips and odds (subject to change)

Man City to win 3-1: Between 12/1 and 13/1

Ilkay Gundogan to score first: 5/1

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