After ending Manchester City’s hopes of lifting a quadruple this season, Tottenham once again travels to the Etihad Stadium. Having already booked their place in the Semi-finals of the Champions League against Ajax, Spurs now turn their attention towards the Premier league as they fight for another top 4 finish.
Manchester City despite winning the game 4-3 were knocked out on away goals and will be eager to get their revenge against Tottenham.
The match is crucial for both Spurs and City as the hosts will likely win the title if they manage three points and if Spurs lose they will drop to the 5th position in the league and hamper their chances of Champions League football next season.
HEAD TO HEAD RECORD:
The two sides have faced each other on 158 occasions. Manchester City has won 62 times compared to Tottenham’s 61 victories. While 35 games have ended in a draw.
After ending their quadruple dreams at the hands of Tottenham, City will look to avoid another upset and get all 3 points from the fixture.
Man City wins: 62 Draws: 35 Tottenham wins: 61
Tottenham did not lose any of their last 3 fixtures which were at home but failed to get a win at the Etihad. Despite losing Spurs have made it to the Semifinals and will be high on confidence heading to the fixture.
City, on the other hand, suffered their first defeat against Spurs after going unbeaten for 14 straight games.
With Tottenham ending City’s dream of a quadruple Spurs won walk with an easy victory from the Etihad as Manchester City will be even more ruthless and will look to avenge their knockout from the Champions League.
The key absentees for Tottenham will be Striker Harry Kane. While Erik Lamela and defender Serge Aurier, both of whom are carrying hamstring injuries. Eric Dier will also miss the clash because of his hip injury.
It remains to be seen if Manager Pochettino lets Sissoko play who was substituted in the match against City after suffering a groin injury.
Manchester City, on the other hand, will be without Fernandinho, Oleksandr Zinchenko, Fabian Delph and goalkeeper Claudio Bravo because of their injuries.
Manchester City: Ederson; Walker, Otamendi, Laporte, Mendy; Fernandinho, Gundogan, De Bruyne; Bernardo Silva, Aguero, Sterling
Tottenham: Lloris; Tripper, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Rose, Sissoko, Winks, Eriksen, Alli, Llorente, Son