Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City will battle head-to-head when both teams meet at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium today.

Spurs sits eight on the league table, seven points behind the Champions League places while Man City stands second on the table despite Leicester City picking a draw against Chelsea.

Pep Guardiola’s side are set to go all out in search of a win considering Liverpool recorded a heavy win over Southampton at Anfield.

The game between Spurs and the Citizens will mean that Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola meet for the 23rd time as rivals.

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WHEN AND WHERE?

Venue: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Date: Sunday, February 2 2020
Time: 4:30 PM

Head to Head

Tottenham are winless in six Premier League games against Manchester City (D2 L4) since a 2-0 win in October 2016 at White Hart Lane.

In all competitions, Manchester City have lost three of their last five away matches against Spurs (W2), losing their most recent game in April 2019 in the Champions League.

Manchester City have won their last five Premier League away games in north London (vs Arsenal and Tottenham) – as many as they had in their first 40 such games in the competition (W5 D10 L25). No team has ever won six consecutive top-flight away games against the two sides.

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Only versus Everton (26) have Tottenham won more Premier League matches than they have against Manchester City (23). Indeed, seven of Spurs’ last 10 league wins against Man City have come on home soil.

Manchester City have scored in each of their last 23 Premier League away games, since a 0-2 loss at Chelsea in December 2018 – only Arsenal (27 in November 2002) and Manchester United (24 in August 2002) have had longer such runs in the competition’s history.

TEAM NEWS

Steven Bergwijn could be handed his debut by Jose Mourinho on Sunday. The former PSV Eindhoven player joined Spurs in the week for £25m and is set to be involved straight away. Moussa Sissoko, Harry Kane and Ben Davies are all unavailable for the class through respective injuries.

After returning to action against Sheffield United on January 21, Aymeric Laporte has not featured for the Citizens in their last two games. He is likely to be assessed before any decision is taken regarding his participation. Ederson Moares is also set to return in goal after being rested during the week.

POSSIBLE LINEUPS

Spurs: Lloris; Aurier, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Tanganga; Dier, Lo Celso, Alli; Lamela, Lucas, Son.

Manchester City: Ederson; Walker, Fernandinho, Laporte, Mendy; Rodri, De Bruyne, D Silva; Mahrez, Aguero, Sterling

PREDICTION

Tottenham Hotspur 1-2 Manchester City

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