Tottenham Hotspur vs Manchester City
Football: English Premier League
Saturday 26th September 2015 - Kick Off 12:45pm
These are definitely some improving times at White Hart Lane to be a squad calmed down by the close in the transfer window looks for making another significant boost the Premier League table.
Beating the League leaders and favourites to win the title hands Tottenham Hotspur a lot of confidence that they may challenge for any top four position from the Premier League which is the ultimate goal for Mauricio Pochettino.
A make an impression on Crystal Palace last weekend moved Tottenham Hotspur as much as 9th within the League table and also other results means they've closed to points behind Manchester City at the top in the pile. They are still unbeaten at White Hart Lane inside League where Tottenham Hotspur are 1-2-0, scoring 3 goals and conceding 2 in those games.
Tottenham Hotspur are unbeaten inside their last 6 games to all competitions since losing for the opening day from the season at Manchester United. Importantly, they have got won 2 in a row inside the Premier League just to get the crowd in it again and to move inside the table after having a fairly disappointing beginning. The side are unbeaten in 4 Premier League games at White Hart Lane, although one half of those have led to draws.
Nabil Bentaleb is liable out of the bingo, but Ryan Mason and Mousa Dembele could both come back to the squad.
A several home losses in every competitions just slowed up the Manchester City express train which have begun the growing season in high-powered fashion. It might have contributed to your choice of Manuel Pellegrini to begin with a strong team inside the Capital One Cup throughout the week and Manchester City responded which has a devastating 1-4 at Sunderland to go into the Fourth Round.
The home defeat to West Ham United last weekend was the 1st defeat Manchester City have suffered within the Premier League in 2010, but most in the others still did not capitalise. However, Manchester United did which means Manchester City are merely 2 points clear at the top in the table, since they look to increase their 3-0-0 away record where they've already scored 6 goals and kept clean sheets in each.
Manchester City had lost through the same 1-2 scoreline to both Juventus and West Ham United prior to the victory at Sunderland throughout the week. That means they've got won all 4 away games played in most competitions this holiday season and extended their run to six consecutive away wins rediscovering the reassurance of last season.
Pablo Zabaleta, Gael Clichy and Fabian Delph are hoped for to miss out. The likes of Vincent Kompany, Eliaquim Mangala, Samir Nasri, David Silva and Wilfried Bony are typical hoping to overcome knocks and produce themselves intended for this fixture.
Head to Head
Manchester City have inked the Premier League double over Tottenham Hotspur in each in the last two seasons.
They have won 3 in their last 4 League games at White Hart Lane and Manchester City were 0-1 winners here last season.
If the game had been played a couple weeks ago, I am convinced Manchester City will be a much shorter price to win at White Hart Lane within the form that both themselves and Tottenham Hotspur ended up in.
The losses to Juventus and West Ham United might have knocked some confidence from Manchester City, or perhaps inspired the opponents, and Tottenham Hotspur also have improved since that time. Back to back Premier League wins has Spurs moving within the right direction, but they've got been tight wins and I am unsure there is enough character from the team to extract if they were to get behind.
I can't doubt the talent that Tottenham Hotspur have, nevertheless they do look short in the top teams and Mauricio Pochettino hasn't finishing building the squad to his or her own taste. While they can give Manchester City something to take into account with some pacy players from the forward line, I don't know what sort of Spurs defence will almost certainly cope with what Manchester City can throw at them another way.
If David Silva is passed fit, Manchester City must have enough creativity to open in the Tottenham Hotspur defence and I do think they have got enjoyed the area that the home team offer them within their visits. It was an outstanding win for Spurs over Crystal Palace last weekend, but I think the degree of opponent increases again and Manchester City have already been scoring an abundance of goals overseas to think they could come through that has a victory here.
Tag : English Premier League