Manchester City vs Tottenham (PICKS, PREDICTION, PREVIEW)
Tip: Manchester City to win
Manchester City – Tottenham – last Saturday’s meeting of the 22nd round of the English Premier League brings us a true football treat, because the fifth Etihad meet Manchester City and Tottenham second. Otherwise, guests from London this meeting greeted with three points advantage, but in much better shape than its rivals, so it will be very interesting to see how things will unfold in this great derby, especially as the Spurs celebrated in three previous clashes with ” citizens “.
Of course that all the above data does not favor the chosen coach Guardiola before this Saturday’s derby, but on the other hand it would have certainly should be an additional incentive to just one against such a strong opponent finally plays at its best. However, they have achieved victory in the last three domestic appearances, but because the recent away games at Liverpool and Everton lost points, provided that they are particularly badly spent last weekend at Goodison because they were defeated by even 4: 0th
All this is of course led to their fall to fifth place in the table, with their only lead Chelsea escapes big 10 points, while the backlog of other teams still small so after this round have a chance to repair loans. Otherwise, before that debacle at Goodison, “citizens” in the third round of the FA Cup with even 5: 0 celebrated away to West Ham, which only tells us that they did not forget to score goals, but they obviously nothing against Everton were not successful. As for the problems with absences due to injury are still sidelined defender Kompany and midfielders Gundogan and Fernando, while the right to play no suspended midfielder Fernandinho.
Probable lineups Manchester City: Bravo – Sagna, Stones, Otamendi, Kolarov – Zabaleta, Toure – de Bruyne, Silva, Sterling – Aguero
In contrast to the “citizens” who lately have repeatedly failed to link a couple of good performances, footballers Tottenham this derby at Etihad welcome after a series of seven consecutive victories, and earned six in the championship and one in the FA Cup. So last weekend on his White Hart Lane with even 4: 0 beat uncomfortable team West Brom, while previously on the same field did not scalp and big city rivals Chelsea and so broke their run of 13 wins tied.
In addition, the Spurs are thus re-entered and a little uncertainty in the fight for the title of English champions, because the difference in relation to the leading “Plavac” reduced to seven points, with those that are due to a better goal difference and also took second position of Liverpool. However, now they will face a very tough match at Etihad Stadium against the “wounded” City, especially since the match with West Bromwich violated the standard defender Vertonghen but if that position is now likely to cover Davies. The rest of the team should remain unchanged, especially as it is out only from before injured midfielder Lamela.
Probable lineups Spurs: Lloris – Dier, Alderweireld, Davies – Walker, Wanyama, Dembele, Rose – Alli, Eriksen – Kane
Manchester City – Tottenham TIP
Regardless of the fantastic form Spurs, we nevertheless decided that in this derby tipped to win the domestic Manchester City, because they are actually the only way to redeem their fans for last week’s debacle against Everton, but also to stay in the race for the top of the Premiership.