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Manchester City vs Tottenham Hotspur

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Manchester City will be hosting Tottenham Hotspur second time inside five days. After beating Man City on aggregate Spurs managed to reach their first UEFA Champions League semi-finals.

Now, they turn their attention back to domestic competition. Both the clubs have a lot to play for in the Premier League. Man City will be looking to go back on the top. While Tottenham Hotspur is indulged in a four-way battle for the top four finish that will ensure Champions League football next season.

Form

Manchester City – WWLWW

The two L’s that we see in Man City’s recent form is both because of their next opponents. Tottenham managed to beat them last week but City won the game at Etihad on Tuesday. Although they got knocked out of the Champions League on away goals rule.

Tottenham Hotspur – LWWWL

Tottenham Hotspur has lost twice in the last five games. Both defeats coming against teams above them in the Premier League table. Liverpool managed to beat Spurs 2-1 in the Premier League. While City beat them on Tuesday although Spurs still managed to progress on away goals.

Injury/Suspensions

Manchester City

Claudio Bravo is the only injured player in Pep Guardiola’s squad. Zinchenko is doubtful for the game as the Ukranian will go late fitness test to check for his ability.

Tottenham Hotspur

Serge Aurier, Harry Kane and Harry Winks will all miss the game due to injury. Erik Lamela and Mousa Sissoko will be assessed before the game. While Eric Dier and Vincent Janssen returned to training.

Probable Lineups

Manchester City

Formation: 4-3-3

Ederson; Walker, Stones, Laporte, Mendy; De Bruyne, Fernandinho, Silva; Sterling, Jesus, Sane.

Tottenham Hotspur

Formation: 3-4-2-1

Lloris; Foyth, Sanchez, Vertonghen; Walker-Peters, Wanyama, Eriksen, Davies; Moura, Son; Llorente

Stadium

Etihad Stadium, Manchester City

Possible Outcome

Despite winning the game on Tuesday Manchester City got knocked out of the UEFA Champions League on away goals against Tottenham. They will be looking for revenge on Saturday.

Dropping points is not an option for either of the teams. They both have something to play for in the League. Man City for the title and Tottenham for top four finish.

We expect a game to end as a draw. Man City will dominate the possession and will create chances but Tottenham will be a threat on counter attacks, especially Son.

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