On Sunday, the Etihad Stadium will be in the headlines as two of the biggest clubs from the Premier League come face to face for a crucial fixture.
Manchester City will be hosting Tottenham on Sunday and both clubs will be eyeing a win to declare their supremacy in the league.
After two consecutive draws, the Citizens are currently standing in the 2nd position in the Premier League with 29 points and 9 wins.
Tottenham started off on a positive note but their triple loss has affected their spot and now the club is at the 5th spot with 26 points and 8 wins.
Both teams have scored in more than 90% of their matches and we will see goals from both sides on Sunday.
The betting tip is...
Total Goals: Over 2.5
Manchester City is on a 5-match unbeaten streak but their winning momentum has been broken as they have witnessed two consecutive draws against Chelsea and Liverpool respectively. A Champions League group stage win against RB Leipzig will also help them get back on track in the Premier League.
Pep Guardiola’s boys have shown an average possession of 64.58% in the ongoing season, which showcases their exceptional ball control.
The club also has 4 clean sheets this season hence they won’t have to worry about the defence. With an average of 17.78 shots and 7.56 shots on target, the Citizens have been ferocious with their attack.
They have scored goals in 90.48% of the fixtures and Earling Haaland has been in the spotlight again. He has 19 goals and 4 assists this season. Another player who has played exceptionally well is Julian Alvarez, who has 8 goals and 5 assists on his name.
Mateo Kovacic, Matheus Nunes, John Stones, Sergio Gomez, Kevin de Bruyne and Jack Grealish are in the injury room and won’t be part of the fixture.
Predicted Lineup: Walker (GK), Dias, Ajanki, Gvardiol – Rodri, B.Silva, Alvarez – Foden, Haaland, Grealish
The Spurs are on a losing streak of three matches. With a triple loss against Chelsea, Wolves, and Aston Villa, Tottenham has gone off track after leading the scoreboards initially. A home loss against Villa by 1-2 will hurt the club even after showcasing 62% of possession, the Spurs’ attack failed to score a win.
Overall, the club has shown an average of 59.38% possession this season which is much better than last season. Tottenham also has an average of 15.46 shots with 5.46 shots on target this season. Their attack has been perfect as the club has scored goals in 100% fixtures they have been part of.
Heung-Min Son has been the leading scorer for the club with 8 goals and 1 assist. James Maddison has also contributed with 3 goals and 5 assists. Both players will be expected to score on Sunday.
Perisic, Soloman, Sessegnon, van de Ven and Whiteman are still injured and won’t be travelling with the team.
Predicted Lineup: Vicario (GK), Dier, Porro, Davies, Royal, Maddison, Bissouma, Kulusevski, Sarr, Son & Johnson
In the last 6 meetings of both clubs, Tottenham has come out with three wins and is ahead of the hosts. Their last meeting also saw Tottenham scoring a win by 1-0.
However, the Citizens are always a tough team when it comes to their home ground. With their attack at the top of its game, we predict a win for Manchester City on Sunday.