Manchester City vs Tottenham Hotspur preview

Saturday February 14, 2016 16:00pm – Etihad Stadium

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Sunday’s late kick-off could have a massive bearing on the Premier League title race as favourites Manchester City welcome new contenders Tottenham Hotspur to the Etihad Stadium.

City making a meal of title quest

With so much talent at their disposal and with Chelsea out of the running, it was widely expected that Manchester City would take the initiative in the Premier League title race. However, the Sky Blues have continued to stumble at key moments.

One of those moments came last week, when they were undone at home (1-3) by unlikely pace-setters Leicester City. As a consequence, the Manchester side have slipped into fourth place and will go into this game six points adrift of top spot.

Anything other than a win against Spurs, would complicate matters even further for boss Manuel Pellegrini, who will be keen to end his tenure at the Etihad on a high note.

David Silva, Jesus Navas, Kevin de Bruyne, Eliaquim Mangala and Samir Nasri are all out injured for City; however, Wilfried Bony and Vincent Kompany may both be included in the squad.

Spurs coming up on the rails

Tottenham Hotspur have come steadily up on the rails and are now prime contenders in the Premier League title race. While other teams have faltered, Spurs have maintained a strong level of consistency throughout the campaign, and are now in a position to make a charge for glory.

They can boost their chances even further by getting a positive result against title favourites Manchester City on Sunday. They come into this game on the back of a 1-0 victory at home to Watford – their fourth win in a row – and they will be defending an 11-game unbeaten run away from home in the league.

Mauricio Pochettino will have to make do without Jan Vetonghen and Clinton N’Jie.


Tottenham are strong away from home and could cause problems for a City side that has looked far from dominant recently.

You can back the Tottenham/Draw Double Chance at 3/4 with Betfair.


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